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The Primeira Liga meeting at Estádio do Dragão on Sunday will see home side Porto prepare for the visit of Vitória Guimarães.
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Porto will be wanting a better result here following the 2-0 Champions League loss in their previous game against Liverpool.
In that match, Porto managed 41% possession and 9 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. Liverpool got 11 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Thiago Alcântara (52') and Mohamed Salah (70') scored for Liverpool.
Sérgio Conceição's Porto have hit the target a sum total of 12 times in their preceding 6 outings. At the other end, the number of goals that have been scored against them in those same games amounts to 5.
Their previous form shows that Porto:
- have not been beaten in the league by Vitória Guimarães in their previous 5 matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 20 home league matches. So impressive.
Vitória Guimarães will go into this clash following a 2-1 Primeira Liga win as they beat Moreirense in their last game.
In that match, Vitória Guimarães managed 55% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 5 on target. For Vitória Guimarães, the scorers were Marcus Edwards (19') and Bruno Duarte (85'). Moreirense got 19 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Felipe Pires (88') was the scorer for Moreirense.
Vitória Guimarães have attacked well in the lead-up to this encounter, having scored 9 goals in their last 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Vitória Guimarães can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same outings.
Heading into this fixture, Vitória Guimarães have not won against Porto when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league games.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head to head meetings dating back to 25/08/2018 shows us that Porto have won 4 of these and Vitória Guimarães 1, with the number of draws standing at 1.
17 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 11 of them from Dragões and 6 coming from Os Vimaranenses. That’s an average goals per game of 2.83.
The previous league game between the two was Primeira Liga match day 28 on 22/04/2021 which ended up with the score at Porto 1-0 Vitória Guimarães.
On that day, Porto had 67% possession and 15 shots at goal with 7 on target. Their only player to score was Marega (49').
Vitória Guimarães had 4 shots at goal with 1 on target.
The referee was Tiago Martins.
Team News: Porto
The Porto boss Sérgio Conceição does not have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this clash owing to a fully healthy group to pick from.
Team News: Vitória Guimarães
Owing to a fully injury-free group ready to go, the Vitória Guimarães boss Pepa Marques da Costa doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report before this match.
It looks to us that Porto can create the chances to score more than once when they play Vitória Guimarães, who may well find it hard to score.
We’re tipping a pretty comfortable 2-0 win for Porto at the end of the match.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio do Dragão (50,033)
Captain: Képler Pepe
Chairman: Jorge Pinto da Costa
Manager: Sérgio Conceição
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 1, Champions League (Group B)
⭐ Key Man: Mehdi Taremi
Customarily used in the Striker position, Mehdi Taremi was born in Boushehr, Iran. Having played his first senior match for Rio Ave in the 2019 - 2020 season, the dangerous Forward has managed 7 league goals in the Liga Portugal 2021 - 2022 season so far coming from a total of 11 appearances.