Famalicao vs Vitoria de Guimaraes
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 8 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:30 UK / 16:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Famalicao (Vila Nova de Famalicao).
Famalicao have been a tough team to take down this season, and even more so on home soil. With Vitoria de Guimaraes dropping points in eight of their last nine outings, the hosts are the frontrunners to pick up the win in their maiden meeting here this week.
Famalicao vs Vitoria de Guimaraes Head to head (h2h)
Their only previous matchup was the reverse fixture of this clash which ended in a 1-1 tie.
Famalicao vs Vitoria de Guimaraes Prediction
Famalicao salvaged just a point against Rio Ave on the road last week after the latter managed to pull off a stellar comeback in the second half to post a 2-2 scorecard. The hosts are now without a win in their past four games in all competitions and have tasted success just twice in their past six as well.
Nevertheless, the home team are currently sitting fifth on the ladder, and are trailing behind fourth-placed Sporting only on goal difference. It is also worth mentioning that Famalicao are boasting a solid seven-point cushion over their foes for the weekend too.
On the other hand, Vitoria Guimaraes recorded back to back defeats for the first time in the league after they failed to get the better of Rio Ave at home, and then Boavista on the road. Miserably, the guests have are without a win in four of their previous five clashes in the top flight.
To make matters worse, the visitors have let down the traveling faithful, more often than not, this season. They have just one measly win from their outings so far, that too against Tondela way back in September.
In sharp contrast, Famalicao have admitted defeat on just two occasions at home so far. With Vitoria de Guimaraes evidently underperforming, away from home, the hosts are well in contention to pick up all three points this weekend.
However, the visitors have shared the spoils five times on the road. Taking into account that their reverse fixture had also finished as a tie, a draw no bet is sizing up to be the safest punt in this one.
Furthermore, the hosts have been keen on racking up the goal scoring charts on home soil. Admirably, they have scored two goals or more, in six of their past eight first-division games here.
Given that the visitors have found the back of the net nine times from their outings as well, expect nothing short of a high scoring affair to unfold on Saturday.
Famalicao vs Vitoria de Guimaraes Betting tips
Double chance: Famalicao or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5).