Vitoria Guimaraes vs Aves
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 19 April 2019
Kick-Off 20:30 UK / 21:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques (Guimaraes).
Aves have to work hard to save the elite class status for the next season. They are three points above the danger area with just five games left to play. Their schedule is by no means easy with away fixtures against the likes of Vitoria Guimaraes and Porto in between home ties with Belenenses and Moreirense. The team led by Augusto Inacio will face a very tough task trying to avoid a defeat on Friday evening when they travel to Estadio Dom Afinso Henriques to face top-half Guimaraes.
Hosts are very tough to break down in front of their fans. They shipped just seven goals during a streak of 9 wins, 3 draws and only 2 losses in 14 home outings in this term of Primeira Liga. Os Vimaranenses were flying high in the most recent set of home fixtures. They won four on the spin at Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques and they netted seven goals in last two victories over Boavista (3-1) and Chaves (4-0) there.
Vitoria Guimaraes vs Aves: Head-to-head
The head to head record also goes against Desportivo Aves who are winless in last five encounters with Os Vimaranenses.
Teams shared spoils in a 1-1 draw when they last met each other in mid-December 2018.
Guimaraes previously won three on the bounce in league matches against Desportivo Aves.
Vitoria Guimaraes vs Aves: Prediction
Visitors come into this off the back of a 1-3 defeat to heavyweights Sporting Lisbon in front of the home crowd last weekend. They generally found goals hard to come by throughout the entire campaign and particularly on travels. Aves notched just 12 goals in 14 league outings on the road and we feel they might likely struggle to find the back of the net against a stern defensive line of Vitoria’s here.
Even though the match has a massive significance for the visiting side, the home win is our main betting recommendation due to the difference in quality and a home court advantage for Vitoria Guimaraes.
Vitoria Guimaraes vs Aves: Bet Tips
Vitoria Guimaraes to win @ 1.75 (3/4)
Vitoria Guimaraes to keep a clean sheet @ 2.10 (11/10).