Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Vizela and Vitoria Guimaraes take on each other at Estadio do Vizela in what is expected to be a close Primeira Liga game. Vizela did well to beat Pacos Ferreira in their last league match, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to secure the top flight survival. Nigeria international Friday Etim should be recalled to the starting XI after scoring as a substitute in the triumph over Ferreira, while there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
The away side, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 3-0 loss to Sporting CP, with the team beating Maritimo thanks to Tiago Silva’s goal in front of home fans. Guimaraes, though, have been having their ups and downs on the road this season, which is the main reason why we are going to bet on draw. Experienced midfielder Andre remains on the sidelines with injury for the away side.
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.