Guimaraes vs Sporting CP: Preview and Prediction

Vitoria Guimaraes vs Sporting Lisbon

Vitoria Guimaraes vs Sporting Clube de Portugal
Portugal Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 1st October, 2016
Kick-off: 18:15 UK
Venue: Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques, Guimaraes

Sporting Lisbon have received a lot of sympathies across the world after the showing at Santiago Bernebeu two weeks ago. The runners–up from Portugal Primeira Liga have offered fierce determination and fight to bring down the champions of Europe Real Madrid, but eventually lost that duel in a very unlucky manner.

The victory against Legia Warsaw was a great introduction to a big match in the domestic championship. Vitoria Guimaraes will be their hosts and it can be said that this is one of the strongest match–up in the seventh week of Portuguese league.

Vitoria Guimaraes vs Sporting CP: Head to head stats

Vitoria Guimaraes are a team known for taking a lot of points in duels against big teams like Benfica, Braga, Porto, but not Sporting Lisbon. The Lions from the capital never had one single issue to beat them (talking about the last couple of years) and the bookies are clearly suggesting the same to happen on Saturday night.

Sporting Lisbon have visited the Afonso Henriques stadium 22 times and achieved a 60% win rate. The average number of goals scored during the period stays around an encouraging 2.20.

Vitoria Guimaraes vs Sporting CP: Prediction

A major reason why are we not so convinced with a win for Sporting in this match is due to the fact that they have been conceding way too many goals. Rio Ave have scored three against them, Estoril netted twice; and both of these two teams are considered to be bottom of the table material. Vitoria Guimaraes are currently sitting in a very solid 4th position and failed to score in only one game so far this season and that too against a strong Porto.

Vitoria Guimaraes vs Sporting CP: Betting Tips

Both teams to score 1.95 (19/20)
Bas Dost to score any-time 2.50 (6/4).

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