Benfica vs Vitoria de Guimaraes
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Tuesday, 14 July 2020
Kick-off at 21:30 UK/ 22:30 CET
Venue: Estadio da Luz (Lisbon).
The reigning champion is comfortable at the second spot in the table despite losing their title to FC Porto this season in the campaign. Guimaraes is struggling to reach the promotion side and will probably miss the chance yet again since their host is a stronger side.
Benfica vs Vitoria de Guimaraes Match preview
Benfica lost two of their recent five matches, and four of their recent five clashes in the league saw both teams score in the game. Their loss on the road was the only time they failed to score in that period.
Their previous encounter was on the road and they shared the spoils with Famalicao in a 1-1 scoreline.
The Eagles have only three losses in their 15 home matches so far this season, and it will worry Nelson Verissimo that two of those losses had come within the recent five attempts in the league.
Guimaraes lost their previous encounter at home against Gil Vicente with a 1-2 scoreline.
The visitor had two wins within their last five matches, and apart from their wins, three matches saw both teams score in the clash.
The Conquerors have 5 wins and 4 losses in their 15 away fixtures until now. Since there are more draws than wins and a mixed form on the road, Ivo Vieira will have concerns about his team’s away form.
Benfica vs Vitoria de Guimaraes Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host is unbeaten in their last 18 meetings.
- Their last four matches saw Eagles keeping a clean sheet.
- Their previous encounter gave a 0-1 away win for Benfica.
- The host is unbeaten at home in all clashes since 2014.
Benfica vs Vitoria de Guimaraes Prediction
The match is sizing to be a home win in ninety minutes as Benfica is in a pleasant form in the league right now with no serious threat to their Champions League spot in the league table.
The host enjoys their home ground advantage in the campaign, but they have dropped points in their recent fixtures, which will hold them back in scoring many goals.
In the meantime, Guimaraes is in a mixed form on the road this season in the league. Their away form is confusing and they haven’t been successful in their recent visits to this venue either.
The home win in full-time with 1.60 odds will be a probable bet for the ninety minutes. The tip for under 3.5 goals at 1.40 odds based on their recent scoring averages in their h2h meetings will probably be the best bet in the encounter.
Benfica vs Vitoria de Guimaraes Betting tips
Benfica to win @ 1.60 (3/5).
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).