Vitoria Guimaraes vs Chaves Match Analysis & Prediction
30/01/2023 11:15 pm
Two teams just inside the top half of the Primeira Liga table meet on Monday night, when Vitoria de Guimaraes play host to Chaves, with neither side having won a game since returning from the World Cup break over a month ago.
Home form has been a strong point for Vitoria Guimaraes, as 17 of their 24 points this season have come here at the Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques, but they have been on an awful run of form since the World Cup.
They have picked up just one point and scored only once in their four league matches since the return of Primeira Liga action, and they were also knocked out of the Taca de Portugal by Braga earlier this month.
In addition, they were also unable to win any of their three League Cup group matches, despite being drawn against second-tier sides Belenenses and Vilafranquense.
That leaves their chances of European qualification looking very slim, as the league route is now their only option, and they are losing ground in the table every week as sides below them also catch up.
Chaves are one of those sides playing catch up, and despite not winning any of their seven matches post-World Cup either, they are unbeaten in their last three.
All three ended in 1-1 draws, which has kept them in touch with the final European spot, which will be hotly contested by a number of sides in and around mid-table.
Chaves have been particularly useful away from home, and out of their 22 points this season, 14 have come in away matches – as only Benfica, Porto and Portimonense have beaten them.
Victories away to Sporting Lisbon, Braga and Casa Pia have been critical in keeping them in the running for an unlikely Europa Conference League spot for a side who were promoted through the relegation playoff last season.
Vitoria Guimaraes vs. Chaves Head to head
In the 21 previous meetings between these two sides, Vitoria Guimaraes have claimed 16 victories while Chaves have won two, and they have drawn in three. Chaves have scored 21 goals and conceded 47 in the process.
10/08/2017Vitoria Guimaraes3Chaves2Primeira Liga
12/01/2018Chaves4Vitoria Guimaraes3Primeira Liga
02/12/2018Chaves0Vitoria Guimaraes1Primeira Liga
06/04/2019Vitoria Guimaraes4Chaves0Primeira Liga
07/08/2022Chaves0Vitoria Guimaraes1Primeira Liga
Vitoria Guimaraes Team News
Portugal U21 international Ze Carlos remains doubtful for Vitoria Guimaraes, as he continues his recovery from an injury that has kept him out since the start of 2023.
Tomas Handel, who has not featured all season, is the hosts’ other current injury absentee.
Vitoria Guimaraes's Last 5 Matches
30/12/2022Vizela3Vitoria Guimaraes0Primeira Liga
07/01/2023Vitoria Guimaraes0Rio Ave0Primeira Liga
11/01/2023Sporting Braga3Vitoria Guimaraes2Taca de Portugal
17/01/2023Gil Vicente2Vitoria Guimaraes1Primeira Liga
21/01/2023Vitoria Guimaraes0Porto1Primeira Liga
Chaves Team News
Joao Correia could return soon for Chaves after he missed their last two matches with a minor injury, but Sidy Sarr is out injured once again having made only one league appearance all season.
Top scorer Hector Hernandez is still out and will be a big miss up front, while Issah Abass’s struggles continues in front of goal up front in his absence.
Chaves's Last 5 Matches
16/12/2022Chaves1Mafra2Taca da Liga
08/01/2023Pacos Ferreira1Chaves1Primeira Liga
Vitoria Guimaraes vs. Chaves: Odds and Predictions
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