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Vitória Guimarães will be the visitors at Estádio Eng. Manuel Branco Teixeira on Sunday for the Primeira Liga clash with hosts Chaves.
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Chaves will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 1-0 Relegation play-off defeat last time out to Moreirense.
In that game, Chaves had 39% possession and 8 shots at goal with 2 on target. For their opponents, Moreirense had 9 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Paulinho (25') was the scorer for Moreirense.
It’s been seldom in recent times that Chaves have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Chaves have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 9 goals during that time.
After being beaten in their last game against Hajduk Split in Conference League Qualifiers competition, Vitória Guimarães and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
Emir Sahiti (67'), Dario Melnjak (75') and Filip Krovinović (87') scored for Hajduk Split.
João Moreno's Vitória Guimarães have managed to stick the ball in the net 11 times in the course of their previous sextet of matches. The aggregate of goals that they have conceded during that same period comes to 5.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 04/12/2016 tells us that Chaves have won 1 of these games & Vitória Guimarães 4, with the tally of draws standing at 1.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 24 overall at an average of 4 goals per meeting.
The last league match featuring these clubs was Primeira Liga match day 28 on 06/04/2019 when it finished Vitória Guimarães 4-0 Chaves.
On that day, Vitória Guimarães had 57% possession and 13 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. The scorers were Alhassan Wakaso (4'), Tozé (11'), Rochinha (36') and Guedes (81').
Chaves had 18 shots on goal with 6 of them on target.
The match was refereed by João Capela.
Team News: Chaves
The Chaves manager Vítor Campelos does not have any fitness concerns to speak of before this game thanks to a fully injury-free group available to choose from.
We think that Chaves could employ a 4-3-3 formation, utilising P. Vítor Fagundes, Sandro Cruz, Steven Vitoria, Nélson Monte, Bruno Langa, Joao Teixeira, Kevin Pina, Nwankwo Obiorah, Joao Batxi, Patrick Fernandes and J. Batista Santos.
Team News: Vitória Guimarães
Thanks to a mainly available squad, there’s just the one fitness problem for the Vitória Guimarães gaffer João Moreno to be concerned with. Tomás Händel (Muscle Injury) won’t be in action.
It’s our belief that Os Vimaranenses seem likely to utilise a 4-2-3-1 formation, starting Bruno Varela, Miguel Maga, Andre Fonseca Amaro, Khalid Abdul Mumin, Ryoya Ogawa, Tiago Silva, André Almeida, Ruben Lameiras, Alfa Semedo, Daniel Silva and B. Duarte da.
It’s looking like Vitória Guimarães and Chaves could well end up finding themselves level here, with both teams capable of netting.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes, with a good chance of a draw. That is why we are leaning toward a very close game with a 1-1 draw when the full-time whistle blows.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Eng. Manuel Branco Teixeira (8,400)
Chairman: Bruno Carvalho
Manager: Vítor Campelos