Vitoria Guimaraes vs Nacional
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 5 May 2019
Kick-Off 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques (Guimaraes).
Neither Vitoria Guimaraes nor Nacional are pulling up any trees coming into Sunday’s 32nd round clash at Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques.
The visitors, who just joined the elite class of Portuguese football last season, are in a much tougher situation, though. They will likely immediately return to the second division for the next term being four points shy of the safe zone with just three games left to play.
Alvinegros took only one point from last seven league outings. They scored just one goal in last four matches in the process and it only came in a demolishing 4-1 defeat to direct relegation rivals Chaves in last weekend’s six-pointer.
The loss at Chaves must have killed all hopes Nacional had in regards to saving the elite tier status. Costinha will thus face hard times motivating his men to rebound on Sunday evening for this Vitoria Guimaraes tie.
Vitoria Guimaraes vs Nacional: Head-to-head
Nacional have a positive head to head record as they lead the tie by two wins coming into 32nd meeting with Os Vimaranenses.
Alvinegros came on top when these two likes took on each other in this term of Primeira Liga (1-0 in February this year).
Guimaraes, however, won 8, drew 3 and lost just 4 of 15 home clashes with Nacional over the course of history.
Vitoria Guimaraes vs Nacional: Prediction
Guimaraes sit sixth in the league ladder and they head into this as massive favourites in spite of a run of three consecutive defeats. They enjoyed a phenomenal spell of form in front of the home crowd throughout the entire season basically.
Os Vimaranenses have a fine record of 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats in 15 home outings in this term of Primeira Liga. They are up against one of the weakest travellers in the league and the home win has to be the main betting option at 1.61 odds.
Vitoria Guimaraes vs Nacional: Bet Tips
Vitoria Guimaraes to win @ 1.61 (8/13)
Vitoria Guimaraes to keep a clean sheet @ 2.25 (5/4).