Vitoria de Guimaraes vs Salzburg: Preview and Predictions

Vitoria de Guimaraes vs Salzburg
UEFA Europe League Group-stage – Season 2017/2018
Date: 14th September 2017
Kick off at 20:05 UK/ 21:05 CET
Venue: Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques

One of the Group I duels is going to take place at Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques between Vitoria de Guimaraes and Salzburg.

Vitoria de Guimaraes

Vitoria de Guimaraes is starting their Europe League campaign in the group stage. Last time they participated in UEL was in the season 2015/2016. They were eliminated in the 3rd qualifying round by Rheindorf Altach.

They are coming from their second win in the Primeira Liga. After five weeks, they managed to score only 4 goals and conceded 10. Currently they are the seventh-ranked team in Portugal.

Salzburg

After the elimination from the Champions League, Salzburg took the step down. They defeated Viitorul in the play-offs round of the Europe League with a combined score of 7 – 1 and thus entered the group stage. Last year, they failed to go through the group stage where they were with Schalke 04, Krasnodar, and Nice.

They are coming from a 2 – 2 draw in their national league. They are currently the second-ranked in Austria. Unlike their upcoming hosts, they’ve scored 2.3 goals on average on the 7 matches they played so far.

Vitoria de Guimaraes vs Salzburg: Head to head

This match is going to be their first head to head encounter ever. Not only that, but Salzburg never faced any of Portuguese teams in Europa League in the last two decades.

Vitoria de Guimaraes vs Salzburg: Prediction

The visitors appear to be in a better shape. Even though they are not going to be on their turf, they are the favourites in this fixture. We believe they can take the win, but we also expect goals on both sides of the pitch.

Vitoria de Guimaraes vs Salzburg: Bets

Salzburg to win @ 2.25 – Bet 365

Both teams to score ’YES’ @ 1.81 – Pinnacle