Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Following three consecutive league defeats, Vizela will look to get back on course in the Primeira Liga when they take on Vitoria Guimaraes on Sunday afternoon. Os Vizelenses have been struggling at the back of late, with the team conceding 14 goals in total in the previous three league matches and they must be low on confidence ahead of the visit of Guimaraes. January signing Amadou Ba-Sy is pushing for a start, while Iraq midfielder Osama Rashid is back from international duty.
The visitors, on the other hand, aim to recover from a 1-0 loss to Gil Vicente and given Vizela’s difficulties at the back, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the away team. Both Telmo Arcanjo and Mikel Villanueva are sidelined with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the visiting team this time out.
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.