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Moreirense will be visiting Estádio D. Alfonso Henriques on Friday for the Primeira Liga game with home team Vitória Guimarães.
All Vitória Guimarães v Moreirense game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - plus the latest match odds.
Vitória Guimarães will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 1-0 Primeira Liga defeat in their last game at the hands of Nacional.
In that game, Vitória Guimarães managed 68% possession and 6 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. Nacional had 8 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Pedro Mendes (7') scored for Nacional.
Vitória Guimarães have not been in good attacking form in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 2 versus opponents over their previous six matches. In those meetings, Os Vimaranenses have also seen the number of goals against them total 8.
Looking at their past form shows that Vitória Guimarães:
- are unbeaten in the league by Moreirense in their last 6 games.
- have not emerged victorious against Moreirense in their last 3 matches in the league.
In their last fixture, Moreirense drew 1-1 in the Primeira Liga tie with Porto.
In that match, Moreirense managed 28% possession and 9 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer for Moreirense was Nahuel Ferraresi (37'). On the other side, FC Porto got 17 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Mehdi Taremi (86') scored for Porto.
The numbers tell their own story, and Moreirense have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 9 goals in total. At the back, Os verdes e brancos have seen their frailties exposed. That sort of pattern isn’t assured to be sustained into this match, though.
Going into this one, Moreirense are unbeaten in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 27/04/2018 shows that Vitória Guimarães have won 3 of these and Moreirense 0, with the number of draws standing at 3.
14 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 9 of them for Os Vimaranenses and 5 being from Os verdes e brancos. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
The previous league match featuring these sides was Primeira Liga match day 13 on 09/01/2021 when it finished Moreirense 2-2 Vitória Guimarães.
That day, Moreirense had 43% possession and 7 shots at goal with 6 on target. The goalscorers were Felipe Pires (15') and Alex Soares (70').
For their opponents, Vitória Guimarães had 9 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Marcus Edwards (20') and André André (68') scored.
The match was refereed by Artur Soares Dias.
Team News: Vitória Guimarães
Jacob Maddox (Unknown Injury) and Joseph Amoah (Muscle Injury) will be missing for Guimarães manager João Henriques.
Team News: Moreirense
Moreirense boss Vasco Seabra has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Sori Mané (Unknown Injury), Pedro Amador (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Pedro Nuno (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be playing here.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Moreirense have the firepower to score against this Vitória Guimarães side, but that probably won’t quite be as many as they will have scored against them.
We’re going for a narrow 2-1 winning score for Vitória Guimarães by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Could easily see this go either way.
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 Player: André André
Mostly playing in the Centre Midfield position, André André was born in Portugal. After making a first senior appearance for Vitória Guimarães in the 2012 - 2013 season, the talented Midfielder has scored a sum of 6 league goals in this Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 27 appearances.