Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Guimaraes will be aiming to build on back-to-back wins over Gil Vicente and Estrela when they take on Vizela in the Primeira Liga round 3. Guimaraes quickly recovered from a shocking Conference League elimination to Celje and, as a result, the odds for home triumph have been dropping. As there are no fresh injury worries in Paulo Turra’s team, home win should be considered.
Pablo Villar’s troops, on the other hand, have been struggling at the back of late, with the team conceding five goals in total so far this season, which is yet another reason why we are going to bet on the home side. To make things even more complicated for the visiting side, midfielder Tomas Costa Silva is out of contention through suspension. Summer signing Orest Lebedenko is widely expected to replace Costa in the starting XI.
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.