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Guimaraes vs Sporting Prediction & Betting tips
In Portugal, game operations will resume this week. After almost three months of play, the clubs in the Primeira Liga will complete the 25th matchday. Among other things, there is an explosive match between Guimaraes vs. Sporting Lisbon. As can be seen from the table constellation in the Portuguese House of Lords, both clubs are fighting for an EL start right.
Vitoria Guimaraes can reduce the gap to the starting positions for the Europa League qualification with a home win over Sporting. The black and white don’t want to miss this big chance on Thursday evening. As in most other European leagues, the home games in the Primeira Liga will take place against a ghost backdrop.
For Vitoria Guimaraes, the missing twelfth man in the back is a big restriction – especially in the duel against a Portuguese top club, where full positions would normally have been expected. After all, the black and white have the fourth best audience average in the Primeira Liga.
It remains to be seen which team has better digested the almost three-month break in the season. Therefore, bets on the goal market, especially bets on a low goal encounter, are probably the better choice. Further forecasts and tips about international football can be found in the betting base section International Football Tips.
Before the break in the season, the upward trend for the black and white from Guimaraes was quite impressive. In the last five competitive games, there have been four victories for the sixth in the Primeira Liga. The team of coach Ivo Vieira only suffered a defeat against the league leaders from Porto.
The performance against FC Famalicao, the surprise team of the current season, was particularly commendable. Vitoria Guimaraes ended the climber’s high flight with a 7-0 win, sending a clear signal in the race for the EL starting places. If Vitoria Guimaraes wins the home game against Sporting Lisbon, the gap to the lucrative places is minimized to two points.
So far, the black and white have had a record of 6-2-4 in twelve home games. In the last five home games, Vitoria has only won two home games. In the top games against FC Porto (1: 2) and Benfica Lisbon (0: 1) the team of Ivo Vieira could not prevail. Nevertheless, the home record, especially the goal difference of 20:10, is quite solid.
The defensive of the Portuguese table sixth is impressive. The defensive qualities were already proven in the Europa League group stage. It is quite possible that Ivo Vieira will prefer defensive tactics when playing at home against Sporting. On Thursday evening, the Vitoria coach will miss five players.
In addition to the suspended Falaye Sacko, Aziz, Amoah, Wakaso and Mascarenhas are probably missing due to injury.
Sporting Lisbon introduced the new head coach Rúben Amorim shortly before the season break. The 35-year-old Portuguese previously worked at SC Braga, but could be brought to Lisbon by means of an exit clause. Amorim should lead the team back on the road to success and has already made a successful coaching debut.
How the 2-0 home win over Aves should be judged remains to be seen. After all, Sporting Lisbon was twice as many over long distances. Under these circumstances, scoring just two goals against the league’s shooting gallery – Aves conceded a whopping 47 goals in 24 games – is in need of improvement. The first endurance test for Amorim is on Thursday evening.
The lions will have to work on their own offensive game at the table six’s defensive bulwark. Since Bruno Fernandes left in the most recent transfer window, the team has lost its shine on the offensive. It was clear from the start that the departure of Fernandes would still have after effects.
The former playmaker of the Portuguese lions was the linchpin of the offensive. It remains to be seen whether the new coach Rúben Amorim can compensate for this departure with a new game concept. The SCP coach will be able to use almost all of the top performers when the Portuguese game is resumed.
Only the long-term injured Luiz Phellype is not in the squad. It is not yet clear what changes the new Sporting coach will make in the upcoming competitive game. It is quite possible that some positions will be rotated.
Guimaraes vs Sporting head to head matches
27.10.19 PL Sporting Guimaraes 3 : 1
27.04.19 PL Sporting Guimaraes 2 : 0
23.12.18 PL Guimaraes Sporting 1 : 0
31.01.18 PL Sporting Guimaraes 1 : 0
19.08.17 PL Guimaraes Sporting 0 : 5