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Vitória Guimarães take on visitors Farense at Estádio D. Alfonso Henriques in this Primeira Liga tie on Saturday.
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Vitória Guimarães enter this game after a 2-2 Primeira Liga drawn match against Moreirense.
In that match, Vitória Guimarães managed 57% possession and 9 shots at goal with 3 on target. For Vitória Guimarães, goals were scored by Marcus Edwards (20') and André André (68'). Moreirense got 7 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Felipe Pires (15') and Alex Soares (70') scored for Moreirense.
Fixtures involving Vitória Guimarães have proved to be lively affairs of late with plenty of scoring anticipated. Over their past six clashes alone, the sum total of 20 goals have gone in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 11 of them belonging to Os Vimaranenses.
Ahead of this clash, Vitória Guimarães haven't lost in the league to Farense in their last 4 games.
Farense go into this game after a 3-1 Primeira Liga win vs Gil Vicente in their last fixture.
In that match, Farense managed 34% possession and 10 shots on goal with 4 on target. For Farense, the goalscorers were Nikola Stojiljković (10'), Licá (15') and Fabrício Isidoro (84'). On the other side, Gil Vicente got 7 shots on goal with 3 on target. Lourency (29') was the scorer for Gil Vicente.
The stats tell the story, and Farense have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 7 goals overall. At the back, Farense just haven’t been too solid at all. Let’s find out if that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Coming into this fixture, Farense are without an away win for the past 7 league games.
Head to head
A look at their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 27/08/1999 tells us that Vitória Guimarães have won 4 of them & Farense 1, with the number of drawn matches being 1.
14 goals were scored between them in these games, with 10 of them for Os Vimaranenses and 4 for Farense. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
Team News: Vitória Guimarães
Joseph Amoah (Muscle Injury), Mikel Agu (Knee Injury), Matheus Mascarenhas (Knee Surgery), Yann Aurel Bisseck (Unknown Injury), Alhassan Wakaso (Knee Surgery), Sílvio (Muscle Injury) and Lyle Foster (Corona virus) will not be able to play for Guimarães gaffer João Henriques.
Team News: Farense
With a completely healthy squad available for selection, Farense boss Sérgio Vieira doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever before this clash.
In this match, Vitória Guimarães have it within them to dominate on the ball and be rewarded with decent chances.
At the same time, Farense may well struggle to get a goal of their own but we can see them converting at least once.
We reckon that it will be a comfortable 3-1 margin for Vitória Guimarães come full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio D. Alfonso Henriques (30,000)
Captain: André André
Chairman: Miguel Pinto Lisboa
Manager: João Henriques
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 6
⭐ Star Man: André André
Usually taking up the Centre Midfield position, André André was born in Portugal. Having made a first senior appearance for Vitória Guimarães in the 2012 - 2013 season, the talented Midfielder has managed to score 5 league goals in the Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 season to date in 12 appearances.