Vitoria Guimaraes vs Braga
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 26 October 2018
Kick-Off at 21:15 UK / 22:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques (Guimaraes).
Guimaraes host Braga in one of the most exciting of the 8th round affairs as Primeira Liga returns to action after the international break and cup matches. Braga are enjoying a superb spell of form at the start of the new season. They are joint leaders together with Benfica with five wins and two draws so far in the campaign.
Nevertheless, the Archbishops will have a challenging task to claim the spoils from Friday’s outing with Vitoria Guimaraes who can be a very tough nut to crack at their Dom Afonso Henriques.
The hosts will come into the match high on confidence following the fact they bagged ten goals in last two competitive affairs. They notched three past Maritimo away from home before the international break, while last weekend saw them bagging as many as seven in a demolishing victory over the lower-division Valenciano in the third round of Taca da Portugal.
Vitoria Guimaraes vs Braga: Head-to-head
Braga were the more successful outfit in the history of head to head games between the two teams.
The Archbishops lead the H2H tie by 5 wins coming into their 61st encounter with Vitoria.
Nevertheless, it’s Guimaraes who were much better in games at Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques where they won 13, drew 7 and lost 6 of 26 ties with Braga.
The Archbishops won three of last four meetings with Os Vimaranenses and they scored five goals in their previous visit to Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques.
Vitoria Guimaraes vs Braga: Prediction
Guimaraes have already taken strong scalps this season. They stunned Porto 2-3 away at Dragao in late-August and they will be anything but a naïve opposition for the table toppers here. Knowing that Vitoria are enjoying a strong attacking form coming into this one, we’ll skip the away win pick at 2.10 odds and rather back goals at both ends at the 1.66 odds.
The draw at the half time also looks decent at 2.20. Punters who prefer big longshots can try with the red-hot Vitoria’s attacking line to net two or more goals on the evening at the odds of 2.62.
Vitoria Guimaraes vs Braga: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.66 (4/6)
Draw at the half time @ 2.20 (6/5).