Vitoria de Guimaraes vs Portimonense Match Analysis & Prediction
11/02/2023 11:30 pm
Fresh off the back of claiming their first win since the turn of the year, Portimonense travel to the Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques to face Vitoria de Guimaraes in round 20 of the Primeira Liga on Saturday.
The hosts will head into the weekend seeking to get one over their visitors, having failed to win any of the last four meetings between the teams since December 2020.
Vitoria Guimaraes picked up consecutive league wins for the first time since October as they narrowly beat Estoril Praia 1-0 at the Estadio Antonio Coimbra da Mota last Saturday.
That followed a 2-1 victory over Chaves on January 30 when Tiago Silva and Safira scored to help Vitoria Guimaraes end a run of eight straight matches without a win.
With 30 points from 19 matches, Vitoria Guimaraes are currently sixth in the Primeira Liga standings, level on points with fifth-placed Casa Pia in the final Europa Conference League qualification spot.
Portimonense finally gave their fans something to cheer about when they claimed a last-gasp 1-0 victory over Pacos de Ferreira at the Estadio Municipal de Portimao on Monday.
In a game where Maracas received his marching orders, newly-signed midfielder Mauricio announced his arrival in fashion as he came off the bench to score the match-winner in the eighth minute of stoppage time.
Prior to that, Portimonense were on a six-game winless run across all competitions, claiming one draw and losing five matches since a 2-0 victory over Segunda Liga side Covilha in Group E of the Taca da Liga on November 27.
Paulo Sergio’s side have now picked up seven wins, two draws and lost 10 of their 19 matches to collect 23 points and sit 11th in the Primeira Liga table, but could potentially rise to eighth place with a win this weekend.
Vitoria de Guimaraes vs. Portimonense Head to head
In the 17 previous meetings between these two sides across all competitions, Vitoria Guimaraes have claimed nine victories while Portiminense have won six, and they have drawn twice. Portimonense have scored 22 goals and conceded 31 in the process.
05/12/2020Vitoria Guimaraes1Portimonense0Primeira Liga
09/04/2021Portimonense3Vitoria Guimaraes0Primeira Liga
08/08/2021Vitoria Guimaraes0Portimonense1Primeira Liga
17/01/2021Portimonense1Vitoria Guimaraes1Primeira Liga
21/08/2022Portimonense2Vitoria Guimaraes1Primeira Liga
Vitoria de Guimaraes Team News
Vitoria Guimaraes will be without Portuguese midfielder Jose Carlos, who picked up a foot injury in the game against Boavista in December.
Fellow midfielder Tomas Handel is currently recuperating from a severe hamstring problem, while Andre is set to sit out his sixth straight game due to a ssprained knee.
Vitoria de Guimaraes's Last 5 Matches
11/01/2023Sporting Braga3Vitoria Guimaraes2Taca de Portugal
17/01/2023Gil Vicente2Vitoria Guimaraes1Primeira Liga
21/01/2023Vitoria Guimaraes0Porto1Primeira Liga
30/01/2023Vitoria Guimaraes2Chaves1Primeira Liga
04/02/2023Estoril0Vitoria Guimaraes1Primeira Liga
Portimonense Team News
Portimonense remain without the services of Brazilian midfielder Carlinhos, who has been out of action since last May through a severe injury.
Newly-signed midfielder Mauricio poned his account with his winner against Pacos Ferreira last time out and the former Rodina Moscow man could be rewarded with a starting role on Saturday.
Portimonense's Last 5 Matches
13/01/2023Portimonense0Santa Clara0Primeira Liga
06/02/2023Portimonense1Pacos Ferreira0Primeira Liga
Vitoria de Guimaraes vs. Portimonense: Odds and Predictions
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