Puskas Akademia vs Vitoria de Guimaraes Match Analysis and Prediction

Vitoria de Guimaraes will be looking to get the job done when they travel to Hungary to take on Puskas Akacemia in the second leg of their Europa Conference League qualifier on Thursday.

The Portuguese side take a comfortable 3-0 lead to the Pancho Arena, with the winner of this tie facing Croatian side Hadjduk Split in the next round.

Puskas Akademia was founded in 2005 to commemorate Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskas, and will now be competing in the top flight for the sixth successive season in 2022-23.

Zsolt Hornyak’s side followed up a second-place finish in 2020-21 by finishing third last season, 17 points behind eventual champions Ferencvaros.

They did enough to secure their spot in the Europa Conference League qualifiers for the second successive year, having been eliminated in the second qualifying round last season by Rigis Futbola Skola.

The Felcsut-based outfit, who lost two of their three pre-season friendlies before last week’s first-leg defeat to Vitoria, may struggle to overturn a three-goal deficit on Thursday, but Hornyak will at least be hoping that his side give a good account of themselves on home soil.

Vitoria de Guimaraes, who have missed out on European competition in each of the last two seasons, have moved a step closer to securing a spot in the Europa Conference League group stage following their 3-0 first-leg victory last week.

They quickly bounced back from their 2-1 friendly defeat to Portuguese giants Porto, and they will be confident of claiming another victory on Thursday ahead of their Primera Liga opener away at Chaves next month.

The Conquerors followed up successive seventh-place finishes in the Primera Liga by ending the 2021-22 season in sixth. Vitoria are now hoping to secure at least a top five finish this season for the first time in five years.

Puskas Akademia vs Vitoria de Guimaraes head to head

The two teams have previously met on just one occasion in the first leg of their Europa Conference League second round qualifying tie, where Vitoria de Guimaraes claimed a 3-0 home victory.

Vitoria Guimaraes 3-0 Puskas 21/07/22

Puskas Akademia latest home form

Puskas lost 2-1 to Honved in their last home game in the league. However, they have recently been on a relatively good run of form at home, as they have been unbeaten in their previous four matches. In their last five matches, they have scored eight goals and conceded five.

Puskas 2-0 Paksi FC 11/03/22

Puskas 2-2 Ferencvaros 03/04/22

Puskas 0-0 Kisvarda 17/04/22

Puskas 3-1 Mezokovesd-Zsory 30/04/22

Puskas 1-2 Honved 15/05/22

Puskas Akademia latest away form

Puskas have recently failed to keep a good run of form on the road, having lost each of their three most recent matches. They lost 3-0 to Vitoria Guimaraes in their last away game in the Europa Conference League. In their last five matches, they have scored five goals and conceded seven.

Debrecen 1-1 Puskas 07/05/22

St. Polten 0-4 Puskas 06/07/22

Slavia Prague 1-0 Puskas 10/07/22

Hoffenheim 2-0 Puskas 13/07/22

Vitoria Guimaraes 3-0 Puskas 21/07/22

Vitoria de Guimaraes latest home form

Vitoria Guimaraes have recently been on a good run of form at home, having been unbeaten in their five most recent matches. They defeated Puskas 3-0 in their last home game in the Europa Conference League. In their last five matches, they have scored 14 goals and conceded just two.

Vitoria Guimaraes 4-0 Pacos Ferriera 15/04/22

Vitoria Guimaraes 1-1 Santa Clara 01/05/22

Vitoria Guimaraes 5-0 Gil Vicente 15/05/22

Vitoria Guimaraes 1-0 Torreense 13/07/22

Vitoria Guimaraes 3-0 Puskas 21/07/22

Vitoria de Guimaraes latest away form

Vitoria Guimaraes lost 2-1 to Porto in their last away game in a friendly. However, they have recently been on a good run of form on the road, as they have been unbeaten in their previous four matches. In their last five matches, they have scored five goals and conceded four.

Maritimo 0-1 Vitoria Guimaraes 13/03/22

Moreirense 0-1 Vitoria Guimaraes 03/04/22

Tondela 1-1 Vitoria Guimaraes 24/04/22

Boavista 1-1 Vitoria Guimaraes 06/05/22

Porto 2-1 Vitoria Guimaraes 16/07/22

Puskas Akademia news

Puskas head coach Hornyak is unlikely to make too many changes to the starting lineup he named for the first leg.

Alexandru Baluta could operate in a central role alongside wingers Luciano Slagveer and Lamin Colley, while Yoell van Nieff could contnue in his defensive midfield role in front of the back four.

Vitoria de Guimaraes news

After coming off the bench to score the third goal for Vitoria, Anderson Silva will be hoping for a spot in the starting XI ahead of Joao Pedro Silva and Andre Silva.

A back four of Ryoya Ogawa, Abdul Munin, Jorge Fernandes and Maga is set to remain intact, shielding goalkeeper Bruno Varela.

Prediction and Odds

Puskas Akademia will be looking to put up a fight now that they are playing on home soil, but we find it difficult to back them for a win.

After securing victory in the first leg, Vitoria de Guimaraes are the strong favourites to come out on top in the second leg.

Odds: 2.32 2.10 1.82

Probable outcomes

Puskas 0-1 Vitoria Guimaraes

Puskas 0-2 Vitoria Guimaraes

Puskas 1-2 Vitoria Guimaraes

Puskas 1-3 Vitoria Guimaraes

Puskas 1-1 Vitoria Guimaraes

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Age Limitation

You must be 18 years old or over to use this site. Please bet responsibly.

New Bookmakers
MozzartBet
MozzartBet

Signup and enjoy localized bonuses & prizes

Sportybet
Sportybet

Sportybet is a great sports betting platform with a good reach to players in Africa

Betfair
Betfair

Betfair is a respectable sports betting platform with international acclamation.

888sport
888sport

Get Up to €30 in Free Bets

BetVictor
BetVictor

Bet £5 Get £30

Predictions Disclaimer

Any predictions given in this site are the research & opinions of the tipster and are not under any circumstances to be taken as the absolute truth. Be responsible for your own bets

EPL Matches
Sports Betting Tricks
© Copyright 2017 - 2021 Sports Betting Tricks