Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Guimaraes and Vizela go head to head at Estadio D. Afonso Henriques in the Primeira Liga round 31. Guimaraes did well to beat Maritimo at the weekend, with the team putting an end to their three-game losing run, but the triumph did not help them climb to the Conference League berth. Os Vimaranenses face yet another must-win situation against Vizela and they are likely to leave their hearts on the field. With no fresh injury worries to report, Joao Aroso is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated Maritimo.
Tulipa’s men, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back losses to Arouca and Pacos Ferreira. The hosts, though, want this win more than the visitors and we predict that Joao Aroso’s men are going to emerge triumphant in Sunday’s clash. Matias Lacava should be recalled to the starting XI, while there no fresh injury worries in the away team.
Highlighted Team (Guimaraes):
Vitoria Guimaraes have always been in the shadow of famous Portuguese sides Porto, Benfica and Sporting, but over the years they have established themselves as a top-table side in the Primeira Liga. Os Vimaranenses did well to win Taca de Portugal in the 2012/2013 season, wi the team beating Benfica in the final of the domestic cup.
Vitoria Guimaraes finished the 2016/2017 Primeira Liga campaign in fourth place in the standings and, as a result, they booked their place in the Europa League qualifiers. The Portuguese side will face the likes of Salzburg, Konyaspor and Olympic Marseille in Group I and they are seen as underdogs in their group. Vitoria Guimaraes welcome their rivals at Estadio D. Alfonso Henriques and the venue can hold up to 30.000 spectators.
Os Vimaranenses play their home games in white shirts and white shorts, whilst they wear black when playing on the road. Their neighbours Braga are considered Guimaraes’ fiercest rivals and the two teams face each other in the derby of Minho Province.