Konyaspor vs Vitoria Guimaraes
UEFA Europa League – Group-stage 2017/18
Date: Thursday, 28th September 2017
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Konya Buyuksehir Belediye Stadium (Konya).
The Group I is one of the most difficult in this season’s Europa League with the like of Marseille, Salzburg, Vitoria SC and Konyaspor all capable of getting the better of each other on any given day.
Yet, Marseille had the best start to the campaign with a narrow 1-0 win against Konyaspor. While Vitoria were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Salzburg. The matchday 2 is important for all four teams involved, but Konyaspor cannot afford to lose, especially with the match being played at their home turf.
Konyaspor’s recent form is a big worry as they lost 4 of their last five games. The lone win came in their most recent league fixture, which could bring back some confidence into the players. Also, the home record look decent with their three games seeing 2 wins and a loss, with clean sheets in both wins.
Vitoria’s overall form is not better as they managed 3 wins from their 9 matches in all competitions in the 2017/18 season. The pattern of the results show that they are largely inconsistent.
Form on the road is particularly poor for the Portuguese team as they haven’t won a match this season. They managed a draw, with the remaining three ending in defeats.
Konyaspor vs Vitoria Guimaraes: Head-to-head
Thursday’s fixture is the first head-to-head meeting between Konyaspor and Vitoria de Guimaraes.
Konya met a Portuguese side in last season’s group stage as well, against Braga. The home fixture was a 1-1 draw before losing the away trip to Portugal 1-3.
Vitoria met Turkish sides on three previous occasions and lost in all three.
Konyaspor vs Vitoria Guimaraes: Prediction
The teams are not in good form and has a history of long win-less streak in European fixtures. Konya have not won a Europa League game since making their debut at the group stage in 2015/16 season, a win-less streak of 7 games with 6 losses. Meantime, Vitoria’s win-less streak is 8 matches with 3 draws and 5 losses.
Therefore, we believe it is extremely dangerous to bet on full-time markets of this game. However, goal markets presents some profitable markets.
Konyaspor vs Vitoria Guimaraes: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score at 1.95 with 888sport.