Casa Pia vs Vitoria de Guimaraes Match Analysis & Prediction
19/02/2023 11:30 pm
Ahead of their crucial contest at the Estadio Nacional on Sunday night, Casa Pia and Vitoria de Guimaraes are separated by just two points in the Primeira Liga standings.
While the hosts find themselves sixth after managing a solitary victory in their previous six league matches, the visitors occupy fifth place following a run of three straight wins.
Having earned promotion to the Primeira Liga for the first time in 83 years, Casa Pia were expected to find life difficult in the top flight, but they kicked off their comeback campaign in remarkable fashion.
They managed to win five of their opening eight league matches this season, suffering just one defeat in the process, and they also won seven of their first 12 Primeira Liga games.
However, Casa Pia have struggled to replicate their early-season form in recent months, recording two wins, two draws and four losses across their previous eight league matches.
Their eye-catching run in the Taca de Portugal also ended at the quarter-final stage earlier this month, as Nacional secured a 5-2 victory at the Estadio Pina Manique.
However, Filipe Martins’ side remain in contention for a top-five finish in the Primeira Liga, and a positive result against Vitoria Guimaraes will aid their ambitions.
Casa Pia could struggle to get the better of their visitors this weekend though, as Vitoria Gumaraes head into Sunday’s contest on a three-game winning run in the Primeira Liga.
Following a 2-1 victory over Chaves, Vitoria secured back-to-back 1-0 wins against Estoril and Portimonense, meaning that they have kept nine clean sheets in 20 league matches this season.
However, it is worth noting that Moreno’s side have struggled on their travels this season, losing five of their nine away league matches, and three of their previous four, while picking up just three wins in the process.
After suffering successive 3-0 away defeats to Sporting Lisbon and Vizela, Vitoria lost 2-1 at Gil Vicente last month, although they managed to beat Estoril 1-0 in their previous away league game.
Casa Pia and Vitoria have both conceded 20 goals in 20 league matches this season, while the Conquerors have scored one goal more than the Geese, so Sunday’s contest looks set to a tight affair.
Casa Pia vs. Vitoria de Guimaraes Head to head
These two teams have previously met on just two occasions, where they have each claimed one victory away from home.
01/08/2021Casa Pia0Vitoria Guimaraes1Taca da Liga
29/08/2022Vitoria Guimaraes0Casa Pia1Primeira Liga
19/02/2023Casa PiaN/AVitoria GuimaraesN/APrimeira Liga
Casa Pia Team News
Casa Pia are still without Leo Natel after the Brazilian winger sustained a broken leg earlier in the season, while Duplexe Tchamba and Leonardo Lelo are injury doubts for this weekend.
Rafael Martins will continue to lead the line for the hosts, with Diogo Pinto and Takahiro Kunimoto supporting the top scorer.
Casa Pia's Last 5 Matches
22/01/2023Casa Pia1Gil Vicente3Primeira Liga
29/01/2023Casa Pia2Santa Clara1Primeira Liga
04/02/2023Benfica3Casa Pia0Primeira Liga
09/02/2023Casa Pia2Nacional5(E)Taca de Portugal
14/02/2023Boavista0Casa Pia0Primeira Liga
Vitoria de Guimaraes Team News
Vitoria Guimaraes will travel without the injured duo of Ze Carlos and Tomas Handel, with the latter last featuring for the Conquerors back in February 2022.
Andre Andre and Jorge Fernandes also look set to miss Sunday’s game due to injury, so Moreno is expected to stick with the same XI which started last weekend.
Vitoria de Guimaraes's Last 5 Matches
17/01/2023Gil Vicente2Vitoria Guimaraes1Primeira Liga
21/01/2023Vitoria Guimaraes0Porto1Primeira Liga
30/01/2023Vitoria Guimaraes2Chaves1Primeira Liga
04/02/2023Estoril0Vitoria Guimaraes1Primeira Liga
11/02/2023Vitoria Guimaraes1Portimonense0Primeira Liga
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