Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Portimonense will look to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Arouca and Estrela when they take on Vitoria Guimaraes in the Primeira Liga round 22. O Portimao experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-0 loss to Estrela and they are seen as the underdogs in Saturday’s encounter. Paulo Sergio should have a full squad to choose from for the Guimaraes clash. The visitors, on the other hand, head into the match following a 2-2 draw with Benfica.
Alvaro Pacheco’s team, on the other hand, aim to climb to the Conference League berth and we predict that they are going to take advantage of Portimonense’s current form. Defender Toni Borevkovic is banned for the match, but there are no fresh injury worries in the visiting team. In the first half of the season Portimonense defeated Guimaraes 2-1, meaning that the visitors are hungry for revenge.
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.