Belenenses have been difficult to beat as they host Vitoria de Guimaraes at Estádio Nacional do Jamor on Thursday in a game of round 26 in the 2019-20 Portuguese Primeira Liga.
Belenenses are 13th in the table with 12 defeats and just 8 successes in 25 matches. They are more regrettable at home with 4 successes and 6 defeats in 12 matches here.
The guests have done entirely well in matches on the road. They have managed to remain unbeaten in 9 of their 12 trips this season.
Guimaraes have a decent record against this opposition as of late.
Belenenses vs Vitoria Guimaraes Team News
Belenenses got directly from where they left off before the break as they beat Desportivo Aves 2-0 which stretched out their unbeaten run to five league matches where they have taken 11 points and pulled away serenely from any relegation danger.
That clean sheet against Aves was their fourth in a row as the defensive side of their game keeps on being extraordinary and they will hope to prop that run up as they welcome Vitoria Guimaraes to town.
An unchanged team is likely for this match as they have not detailed any new injuries however they may not ready to depend on any of their harmed players coming back to any semblance of Tomas Ribeiro, Paco Varela, and Chima Akas are relied upon to miss out again.
Belenenses SAD have been on a positive run of form to clean up from the relegation zone. Manager Petit was selected on 15 January and is gradually turning their fortunes around.
Belenenses are undefeated in their last five Primeira Liga matches and kept four straight clean sheets. They drew 0-0 at Rio Ave and 0-0 at home against Famalicao before the break.
The Lisbon club continued with a 2-0 win at Desportivo Aves. Belenenses started to lead the pack with an early own goal after Marco Matias hit the post and Silvestre Varela doubled their lead before half time.
Vitoria Guimaraes could just draw against Sporting the last break which implies the gap to the Lisbon club in the fourth spot stays five points yet they were moderately satisfied to get a point after going behind twice in that game and consummation the match with ten men.
Joseph Amoah was excused in that game so misses out here and with Andre a significant uncertainty indeed, that could see Poha or Lucas Evangelista come into a central midfield role in Amoah’s nonappearance.
Sacko has returned from suspension and could return at full-back while supervisor Ivo Vieira could make a few turns to keep the site new which could see Bruno Duarte coming in to lead the attack.
Vitoria de Guimaraes are contending energetically for the UEFA Europa League qualification. Ivo Vieira’s side won three Primeira Liga matches before the break.
The primary was a 2-0 win at Desportivo Aves followed by a 2-0 home win against Tondela. Guimaraes’ last match before the break was a 2-1 win at Paços de Ferreira.
Vitoria de Guimaraes continued with a 2-2 home draw against Sporting CP. João Teixeira and Marcus Edwards were on track, they held on bravely after midfielder Joseph Amoah was sent off in the 76th minute.
Belenenses vs Vitoria Guimaraes Head-to-Head (h2h)
Vitoria de Guimaraes have a 21-16 preferred position against Belenenses with 14 draws in 51 matches.
Guimaraes won 5-0 at home in the first match this season with Bruno Duarte, Mikel Agu, Edmond Tapsoba, João Carlos Teixeira and Léo Bonatini on track.
The guests are on a 2 match win streak against this opposition. They scored 5 goals in both those successes, yielding just a single time.
The two sides have 2 successes each in their 5 past meetings across all venues. Less than 2.5 goals were scored in three of those 5 matches.
The host team has an active 2 match winning run against Guimaraes at this ground. Three recent head to head conflicts here had under 2.5 goals altogether.
Belenenses is on a 5 game unbeaten run in the league. Guimaraes is additionally unbeaten in their last 4 league matches.
Date: Thursday, 11 June 2020
Start Time: 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Estádio Nacional do Jamor (Lisbon – Oeiras)
Belenenses vs Vitoria Guimaraes Prediction
This match has all the makings of an entertaining issue as Vitoria Guimaraes need to win to close on the European places however they face an intense test away to this defensively solid Belenenses side. The hosts will hope to constrain their wary methodology on this match and play on the counter so Guimaraes won’t think that it’s simple and that could well prompt something of a stalemate. The first goal in this game could well be unequivocal and the inclination here is for under 2.5 goals.
The last two visits to this ground demonstrated productive for the Conquerors. They have scored 10 goals in both of those games and yielded just a single time. They are on an unbeaten run with three successes and a draw.
Each one of those three successes came against the team’s way below them in the table. The draw against monsters Sporting was the pick of the lot where they scored 2 past one of the solid defenses in the competition.
The hosts have an issue in scoring goals simply like they have issues in defense. They don’t have a scoring average of at least a goal for each match yet have yielded much more than what they scored.