Vitoria de Guimaraes vs Benfica
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 4 January 2019
Kick-off at 20:30 UK/ 21:30 CET
Venue: Estádio D. Afonso Henriques (Guimarães).
Benfica may be on the road this Saturday, but do note that they are the reigning champions of the competition, and the current toppers. They have also heavily dominated this opponent over the years. Easily, Benfica are the favorites to post the three points on the board this Saturday.
Vitoria de Guimaraes vs Benfica Head-to-head (h2h)
- 12 of the last 13 matches ended in wins for Benfica.
- Guimaraes failed to score in four of the last five encounters.
- At this venue, Benfica are on a six-match winning run.
- From the prior nine h2h meetings combined at this stadium, Guimaraes were able to score a total of just one goal.
Vitoria de Guimaraes vs Benfica Prediction
Vitoria were held to a 2-2 draw the last match-day on the road. They were pitted against Gil Vicente, and had to script a comeback after going down 2-0 early in the fixture.
Elsewhere, Benfica were at home, and delivered a 2-1 win over tough customer, Braga, to keep their winning streak in the league going on.
This Saturday, Benfica are easily the overwhelming favorites. The defending champions are once again on course to lift the title at the end of the season. As of now, they are at the top of the table, and have won 13 of their total 14 fixtures.
They have scored the most number of goals, 37, while the next best is just 28. The team has also conceded the least – just five goals so far, from their total fourteen league battles.
Moreover, Benfica were unbeaten in 18 of their last 20 overall match-ups, and were so in 17 of their former 20 on the road. All these mentioned losses had come in the Champions League.
On the other hand, Vitoria were winless in ten of their last fifteen overall fixtures, and were so in three of their former five at home.
Most importantly, Benfica won 12 of the prior 13 meetings against this opponent, and had registered 30 of the last 35 wins as well. At this venue, Benfica are on a six-match winning run, and had recorded 21 of the last 24 wins as well.
Furthermore, Guimaraes had failed to score in four of the last five h2h meetings, and had scored a total of just one goal from their previous nine h2h appearances at home.
Considering all these observations, Benfica are rightfully expected to convincingly win this fixture, that too while displaying a strong defensive performance.
Vitoria de Guimaraes vs Benfica Betting Tips
Benfica to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Benfica to Keep a Clean Sheet in the First Half @ 1.50 (1/2).