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Vitória Guimarães host away side Belenenses at Estádio D. Alfonso Henriques in the Primeira Liga game on Sunday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Vitória Guimarães v Belenenses game (inc. the best betting odds).
Vitória Guimarães head into this game after a 0-0 Primeira Liga drawn game versus Braga.
In that match, Vitória Guimarães managed 39% possession and 11 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. At the other end, SC Braga got 21 shots at goal with 6 on target.
Their latest results really do illustrate the point that much solidity has been shown by the Vitória Guimarães defence. Vitória Guimarães have been mean at the back, with the total number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their previous 6 matches standing at 4.
Coming into this clash, Vitória Guimarães have not won against Belenenses in their previous 3 league games.
Previously, Belenenses drew 1-1 in the Primeira Liga match with Moreirense.
In that game, Belenenses had 45% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 1 on target. The only player to score for Belenenses was Chima Akas (29'). On the other side, Moreirense got 20 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. André Luis (86') scored for Moreirense.
The numbers tell their own story, and Belenenses have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 13 goals in all. Defensively, Belenenses can certainly do much better. While that may be of interest, time will tell whether the trend might be sustained in this match.
Going into this one, Belenenses haven’t won away from home in the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels going back to 06/01/2019, both clubs have shared the honours with Vitória Guimarães winning 2 of those games, Belenenses 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
A sum of 17 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 12 of them from Os Vimaranenses and 5 for Azuis. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.83.
The previous league game between these sides was Primeira Liga match day 18 on 08/02/2021 when it ended Belenenses 1-1 Vitória Guimarães.
In that game, Belenenses had 47% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Their only player to score was Mateo Cassierra (30').
Vitória Guimarães got 9 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Óscar Estupiñán (38') scored.
The referee was André Narciso.
Team News: Vitória Guimarães
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just one fitness concern for the Vitória Guimarães manager Pepa Marques da Costa to be concerned about thanks to an otherwise robust group of players. Bruno Varela (Knee Injury) will miss out.
Team News: Belenenses
Belenenses manager Armando Petit has not got a full squad to pick from. Sandro (Unknown Injury) and Yaya Sithole (Corona virus) won’t be making appearances.
We’ve got the feeling that Vitória Guimarães look likely to score more than once when they meet Belenenses, who won’t find it easy to break down their defence.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a fairly comfortable 2-0 margin for Vitória Guimarães by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio D. Alfonso Henriques (30,000)
Captain: André André
Chairman: Miguel Pinto Lisboa
Manager: Pepa Marques da Costa
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 10