Vitoria de Guimaraes vs Standard Liege
Date: Thursday, 28 November 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estádio D. Afonso Henriques (Guimarães).
Vitoria de Guimaraes’s hopes of progressing have been put to bed already. Nevertheless, with their pride on the line, count on the hosts to eye all three points for the taking when they welcome Standard Liege this week.
Vitoria de Guimaraes vs Standard Liege Head to head (h2h)
- Their only recent meeting was the reverse fixture of this encounter which Standard Liege won 2-0.
- Prior to that clash, the two sides played out a stalemate way back in 1995.
- Their previous fixture here, which was also in 1995, saw the hosts register a 3-1 win.
Vitoria de Guimaraes vs Standard Liege Prediction
Vitoria de Guimaraes have been hit by a sharp decline in form and have had a taste of success just once in their last five games. Their previous clash at home saw them at the losing end of a 2-0 scorecard against Braga, while on the road, they managed no more than a 1-1 draw in their clash with Moreirense.
The hosts have not hit the ground running in their Europa campaign so far either, and have slumped to the bottom of the cluster. They have garnered no more than one measly point and are already five points away from third-placed Frankfurt.
However, Vitoria de Guimaraes have arguably been at their strongest on home this season and have stumbled just twice so far.
Meanwhile, Standard Liege pulled off a 2-1 win over Eupen last week post the international break. Be that as it may, the visitors are yet to ensure consistency in their matchups. The away side have been alternating between wins and defeats in their last five clashes.
It is also worth mentioning that Standard Liege have been struggling to pick up the win on the road, and have admitted defeat in both of their trips across Europe so far. Given that the Portuguese outfit have looked a lot sharper in their clashes on home soil, the tag of favorites goes to Vitoria de Guimaraes in this one.
In spite of the aforementioned, it needs saying that the hosts have been forced to share the spoils thrice already. One of which was in their most recent group clash here with Arsenal. Hence, the safest punt would have to be a double chance.
Furthermore, Vitoria de Guimaraes’s frontline have been disappointing in the final third and have found the back of the net just thrice in Group E. Meanwhile, Standard Liege have also been struggling to get their names on the scoresheet, especially on the road, and have scored just once whilst conceding six.
Hence, count on the final scorecards to feature fewer than 2.5 goals on the scorecards by all means.
Vitoria de Guimaraes vs Standard Liege Betting tips
Double chance: Vitoria de Guimaraes or Draw @ 1.40
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.90 (9/10).