Arouca vs Guimaraes
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 23rd December 2016
Kick-off at 21:00 UK
Venue: Estádio Municipal de Arouca.
Arouca have a plenty of ground to cover after the poor start to the season that saw them picking just 5 points from the first 8 games. It seems like they have recovered well since picking up 4 wins from the next 6 games. They are 10th in the league table and there is a 10 point gap with their Friday’s opponent Guimaraes on 6th place.
Guimaraes are arguable one of the most consistent sides in the league whose squad is built up on a limited budget. They were only beaten once in their last 10 games and picked up 6 wins and 3 draws during the process. If they can keep up with their current form, they will at least manage a place in the Europa League next season.
Arouca vs Guimaraes: Head-to-head stats
The teams played out 2-2 draws in the two Primeira Liga meetings of the 2015/16 season. The matches saw a similar pattern as Guimaraes took a 2-0 lead on both occasions, only to be denied by late goals from Arouca.
Guimaraes are unbeaten in their last three visits to Arouca, with 2 wins and a draw. They have scored 2 goals each in those three matches.
Arouca vs Guimaraes: Prediction
This will be a tricky fixture to call as both teams are coming on the back of some coming form. With Guimaraes picking points in their last three visits to Estadio Municipal de Arouca, the home advantage can be eliminated. However, we expect a solid fight from the home side and therefore, the most likely result on Sunday will be a draw. The teams are in some fine scoring form at the moment and there is every chance for each to get on the score sheet.
Arouca vs Guimaraes: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score and Draw at 4.50 (7/2)
Correct Full-Time Score: 1-1 at 6.50 (11/2).