Vitoria Guimaraes and Sporting Lisbon will meet on Thursday for a match of the 25th round in 2019-20 Portuguese Primeira Liga. The two sides are in the upper half of the standings, with Vitória S.C. possessing 6th place with 37 points, while Sporting CP are at 4th with five more.
The Vitoria Guimaraes have been having some fantastic luck in their previous a few league fixtures, while the inverse has been valid for the Sporting CP. What’s more, the latter have been horrid on the road for a long while too. Likely, expect Guimaraes to maintain a strategic distance from a loss at the least this Thursday. In any case, rely on the Sporting CP (who have the better h2h record) to score at least once.
Vitoria Guimaraes were in fine form before the break as they had won their last three league matches and moved up to 6th in the table, so they will trust the delay in action doesn’t stop their momentum.
They will be motivated to win this match as this match offers them an extraordinary chance to close the gap to only two points to Sporting who sit in fourth and they are frantic to push for a Europa League spot once again.
Vitoria will be without regular defender Sacko who has suspended for this game however in any case the entirety of their regular starters are accessible and they will have the option to field a solid side as some early positive tests for coronavirus seem to have subsided now.
Sporting’s conflicting season proceeds as they attempted to oversee Europa League responsibilities with the league, yet in the wake of being stunned by Istanbul Basaksehir before the break, they will presently have the option to concentrate on pushing for a European spot.
Top goalscorer Luiz Phellype is out with injury so Andraz Sporar is relied upon to be given a chance to lead the attack yet that reduces their firepower to somewhat except if Sporar can begin scoring all the more regularly.
The other significant concern is over midfielder Wendel who is relied upon to miss out through injury so Eduardo Henrique is probably going to begin in midfield in his nonappearance except if Doumbia comes in should manager Ruben Amorim decide to go for the more defensive methodology here.
Vitoria Guimaraes vs Sporting CP Head-to-Head (h2h)
The Sporting CP had won four of the last five match-ups. The Vitoria Guimaraes yielded at least two goals in three of the last five games. 29 of the last 34 successes had gone to the Sporting CP. The hosts had won two of the earlier three matches at this venue. The last time these two locked horns at this ground, the Vitoria Guimaraes won 1-0.
Date: Thursday, 4 June 2020
Start Time: 21:15 BST/ 22:15 CET
Venue: Estádio Dom Afonso Henriques, Guimarães
Vitoria Guimaraes vs Sporting CP Prediction
Had this match been preceding the enforced break, Vitoria Guimaraes would have emphatically liked their odds against Sporting given the form they were in. They will trust they can get back on track as they were playing great and had great force behind them.
Sportingthen again were battling to shuffle responsibilities in Europe and domestic competitions yet this break may well profit them. They have the solace of a five-point gap over Vitoria in the race for the European spots, so they can concentrate on keeping things tight at the back and counter the hosts. Donning can guarantee at least a point here which would suit them down to the ground.
The Vitoria Guimaraes are on a three-match winning run, and they have scored at least two goals in all these three games. Then again, their contrary number had lost two of their previous three fixtures, and they are on a winless run of five match-ups on the road (of which four were losses).
Also, the last time these two had conflicted at this stadium, the Vitoria Guimaraes had won 1-0, and they had additionally won two of the last three such meetings at this venue. In that capacity, expect at least a draw from Guimaraes this Thursday.
Be that as it may, do comprehend that the Sporting CP have been one of the best teams in the competition for an extremely prolonged period. Truth be told, they had registered 29 of the earlier 34 h2h wins, and 12 of the previous 16 such triumphs had come at this venue. They additionally are in quest for a pass to Europe.
Considering these perceptions, it’s assessed that goals will originate from the two teams this game week.