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Vitória Guimarães host visiting side Marítimo at Estádio D. Alfonso Henriques in the Primeira Liga tie on Sunday.
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Vitória Guimarães will be looking for an improved result here following the 2-0 Primeira Liga loss in their previous game against Benfica.
In that match, Vitória Guimarães managed 42% possession and 12 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. At the other end, Benfica got 12 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Chiquinho (37') and Haris Seferović (87') scored for Benfica.
Ivo Vieira's Vitória Guimarães have scored 7 times in their last 6 outings. The comparative number of goals that have been scored against them in those games amounts to 8.
Ahead of this clash, Vitória Guimarães have not lost a league tie with Marítimo in their last 3 matches.
In their previous game, Marítimo drew 0-0 in the Primeira Liga tie with Rio Ave.
In that match, Marítimo managed 36% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. At the other end, Rio Ave got 9 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
A run of dependable showings by the Marítimo defensive players has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 4 from their past 6 clashes in total. Over that same time, their own forwards have managed to score 8.
Their previous form shows that Marítimo:
- have not registered a win against Vitória Guimarães when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head clashes stretching back to 28/01/2017 shows us that Vitória Guimarães have won 3 of these and Marítimo 1, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 2.
An aggregate of 13 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 8 from Os Vimaranenses and 5 netted by Os Verde-Rubros. That is an average goals per game value of 2.17.
The last league game featuring these clubs was Primeira Liga match day 16 on 12/01/2020 and the score finished Marítimo 0-0 Vitória Guimarães.
In that match, Marítimo managed 49% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
For their opponents, Vitória Guimarães had 23 attempts at goal with 8 on target.
The match was refereed by Luis Godinho.
Team News: Vitória Guimarães
Aziz (Ruptured knee ligament), Alhassan Wakaso (Knee Surgery), Matheus Mascarenhas (Tendonitis), Valeriy Bondarenko (Unknown Injury) and João Carlos Teixeira (Unknown Injury) won’t be able to feature for Guimarães manager Ivo Vieira.
Team News: Marítimo
From a largely full-strength squad, there’s only the one fitness problem for the Marítimo boss José Gomes to contend with. Rúben (Achilles tendon rupture) misses out for this game.
We feel that in this game, Vitória Guimarães should dominate possession and create several successful chances.
In contrast, Marítimo may well struggle to score but we do think it’s quite likely that they will be managing to get on the scoresheet, too.
We’re tipping a fairly comfortable 3-1 winning margin for Vitória Guimarães when all’s said and done.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio D. Alfonso Henriques (30,000)
Captain: Pedro Henrique
Chairman: Miguel Pinto Lisboa
Manager: Ivo Vieira
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 7, Europa League Qual. (Play-Offs)
⭐ Star Player: Marcus Edwards
Usually used in the Right Wing position, Marcus Edwards was born in Camden, England. After making a first senior appearance for Norwich City in the 2017 - 2018 season, the skilful Forward has hit 6 league goals in the Primeira Liga 2019 - 2020 campaign to date coming from a total of 24 appearances.