Vitoria Guimaraes vs Puskas
Europa Conference League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 21 July 2022
Kick-off at 20:30 UK / 21:30 CET
Venue: Estádio D. Afonso Henriques.
Vitoria Guimaraes from Portugal will play host to the Hungarian Puskas in a match of their first-leg of Europa Conference League Qualification – quarter finals. These two sides will be seen battling it out at Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, this Thursday hoping to advance into the semis.
Vitoria Guimaraes got promoted for the Conference League Qualifiers by finishing fifth in the Portugal Premier division last season. They have won one Taca de Portugal in 2013 and one Supertaca Candido de Oliveira in 1988, while also being runners-up of the former on 6 occasions. The club have competed regularly in European competitions.
The hosts who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 4-1 club friendly victory against Trofense. Over the prior 6 league fixtures, they have conceded a total of 4 while their forwards have netted a total of 16 for themselves.
On the other side, The visitors are third in the ongoing Hungarian league. Courtesy of finishing second last season, Puskas bagged a spot in this season’s Conference League qualifiers. They have spent 5 seasons in the top flight of the Hungarian league and they reached the final of the 2017/18 Magyar Kupa season.
Following on from a 0-2 losing effort in their last game against Hoffenheim in a club friendly competition, Puskas Akademia will hope for a better result here. Zsolt Hornyák’s men have seen their goal attempts be successful 7 times in the course of their most recent 6 matches.
Both these sides had never crossed paths each other in a tournament and this will be their first ever encounter.
Vitoria Guimaraes vs Puskas Prediction
These sides played each other in a couple of friendly outings, one in 2008-09 and the other in 2015 where Vitoria won both encounters and also kept clean sheets on both.
The home side have registered 2 clean sheets in four pre-season friendlies they’ve played so far. They have scored over three goals in each of their last three friendly outings. They now come here on the back of a 4-game unbeaten run at home.
Meanwhile, Puskas lost the 2 away friendlies played recently and were unable to score in both. They won just once from their last 6 games played across all venues.
Knowing that, Vitoria will come into this game as the strong favorites.
Vitoria Guimaraes vs Puskas Betting tips
Vitoria Guimaraes to win @ 1.50 odds.
Over 2.5 goals & BTTS @ 2.62 odds.