Porto vs Vitoria Guimaraes: Preview and Predictions

Porto vs Vitoria Guimaraes
Taca da Portugal
Date: 14th December 2017
Kick off at 20:15 UK / 21:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Do Dragao (Porto).

The last 16 draw of Portuguese Cup was ruthless for Vitoria Guimaraes awarding them nobody else but Porto who are massive favourites to advance in fro t of the home crowd at Estadio Do Dragao.

Porto

Porto held the very top of the standings in Primeira Liga after destroying Vitoria Setubal 0-5 on the toad at the weekend.

Sergio Conceicao can indeed be thrilled with his team’s attacking performances as of late since his men bagged five goals on two separate occasions within just four days having previously demolished Monaco to book their spot in the knockout stage of the Champions League.

We can expect the home team’s manager to give rest to his star man Vincent Aboubakar who has been red-hot lately. This is something the likes of Moussa Marega (almost equally impressive) and Jesus Corona might take advantage of and try to shine against Guimaraes here.

Vitoria Guimaraes

The visitors have also featured the group stage of European competition, but they could not qualify to the knockout stage of Europa League past Salzburg and Marseille.

They’ve climbed up to seventh place after a poor kick off to the season in Primeira Liga and they’ll come into this high on confidence after winning three on the trot in the domestic league.

Porto vs Vitoria Guimaraes: Head to head

Porto have completely dominated this match-up over the course of history, particularly at their Estadio Do Dragao.

Porto won 22 of 24 meetings with Guimaraes at home and it is interesting to note that none of the last seven H2H encounters between the two likes saw both teams on target.

Porto vs Vitoria Guimaraes: Prediction

Conceicao will likely give some rest to his key men which is why we don’t expect a goal fest given Guimaraes’ fine defensive displays in recent weeks.

So, it’s Under 2.5 goals FT as the main pick and Porto to keep a clean sheet as an alternative.

Porto vs Vitoria Guimaraes: Bet Tips

The top bet is Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 2.30.

You can also have Porto to keep a clean sheet at 1.72.

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