FC Porto vs Vitoria de Guimaraes
Estádio do Dragão, Porto, Portugal.
27.05.23 at 20:00
FC Porto will play host to Vitoria de Guimaraes in the 34th round of the Primeira Liga at the Estádio do Drago in what could possibly be a game-changing match for them at the game's final whistle, as they could find themselves retaining their league title if table-toppers Benfica were to suffer a setback in their match.
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The Dragões made the trip to Estadio Municipal de Famalicao to lock horns with Famalicao in their recent match, where they displayed an impressive performance to record a commanding 4:2 victory thanks to Mehdi Taremi's exceptional form, which saw him bag a haul.
They have been a force to be reckoned with in recent weeks, mainly owing to their 10-match winning streak across all competitions, with the most highlighted match being a 3:2win over Famalicao at home in the Taca de Portugal semi-final to book themselves a ticket to the final, where they'll get to face Braga and hopefully clinch their 19th Taca de Portugal trophy.
Home advantage has been the foundation of their success this season in the Primeira Liga, as they have amassed 42 points from 14 wins and 2 losses, and it's also worth mentioning that they are currently on a five-match winning streak.
They presently occupy second place with 82 points and are two points behind table leaders Benfica, making collecting all three points here crucial if they are to have the slightest chance of finishing in first place.
Probable Starting XI
Costa; Wendell, Cardoso, Pepe, Pepe; Franco, Eustaquio, Uribe, Galeno; Taremi, Evanilson
Vitoria de Guimaraes
Going into this game, Vitoria de Guimaraes played host to Gil Vicente at the Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques, where a second-half stoppage-time goal from Anderson saw them eke out a narrow 1:0 triumph, and it's undeniable that they had some difficulties in that match trying to break down their opponents solid defense.
In their Primeira Liga, they have secured back-to-back victories that currently witness them on a four-match winning streak, and without a shadow of a doubt, they have typified consistency as they aim for their fifth consecutive win against Sergio Conceicao's side.
On the road, they have not been convincing to the eye as they have struggled for form, having won only eight of their last 16 matches while recording six wins and two draws. It's also worth mentioning that they have won two consecutive matches against Rio Ave (1:0) and Maritimo (2:1) on the road; however, before this, they were on a three-match losing streak, which was a poor display of performance from them.
In the standings, they have secured their spot in the Europa League qualifiers, as they presently occupy fifth place with 53 points and are two points ahead of FC Arouca in sixth place.
Probable Starting XI
Varela; Villanueva, Bamba, Amaro; Luz, T. Silva, Handel, Maga; J. Silva, A. Silva, Johnston
- Vitoria de Guimaraes are currently on a two-match winning streak when playing away in the Primeira Liga.
- FC Porto have won eight consecutive matches in the Primeira Liga.
- FC Porto averages 2.56 goals per game when playing at home, and Vitoria de Guimaraes averages 1 goal per game when playing away.
In the last 48 meetings, FC Porto have won 40 times, Vitoria de Guimaraes have won 3 times, and there have been 5 draws, with the goal difference being 106-27 in favor of FC Porto.
Expert Betting Tips
FC Porto has been the undisputed leader in their fixture against Vitoria de Guimaraes for many years now. Their superior technical ability, tactical awareness, and home advantage have enabled them to dominate this fixture over their opponents. It is no surprise that, with such an outstanding head-to-head record, they are expected to come out on top this time around as well.
Vitoria de Guimaraes is in for a difficult time as they prepare to face a side that has been dominant over them over the past few years. Despite their best efforts, it will be hard for Os Vimaranenses to record a win against this opponent, and not much can be expected from them here.
As such, we anticipate the home side to cruise to a commanding victory in front of their fans at the Estadio do Dragao by picking them up to score an individual total of over 2.5 goals, which should be enough to surface.
- Total 1 - Over 2.5 for 2.02
- Both Teams To Score - Yes for 1.72
- Corners - Under 10 for 1.83