Vitoria Guimaraes vs Tondela
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 31 August 2018
Kick-Off at 21:15 UK / 22:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques, Guimaraes.
Os Vimaranenses started the new Primeira Liga campaign with two defeats to Benfica and Feirense, but they then bounced back in an incredible fashion to put three goals past Porto and stun the defending champions last weekend away at Dragao.
To make things even more miraculous, the victory came after Guimaraes were two goals down at the half time. Andre Andre, Toze and Davidson completed the magnificent comeback within the last 30 minutes of the second half.
Guimaraes thus come into Friday’s home tie with Tondela in high spirits looking to back up such a huge victory with another success against the much weaker rival.
The visitors took only two points from the opening three rounds. It’s quite a disappointing return if we know they played the likes of Belenenses, Desportivo Aves and Rio Ave in the process.
Vitoria Guimaraes vs Tondela: Head-to-head
Vitoria lead the head to head tie by a single win ahead of ninth encounter with Auriverdes.
Only one of last four H2H games saw goals at both ends.
The two teams met each other even before the Primeira Liga kick off as Tondela took a 0-2 victory in the Taca da Liga tie earlier this month.
Vitoria Guimaraes vs Tondela: Prediction
Luis Castro could make big things with Guimaraes this season. He has a deadly line-up of attackers led by Andre Andre who notched two goals in opening three rounds.
Vitoria bagged as many as five goals in matches against Benfica (3-2 loss) and Porto (3-2 win) and we just have to see them as favourites against an outfit which failed to see off much weaker opponents in the opening three rounds.
Tondela shipped two goals to Aves in their lone away fixture of the season, meaning our main betting option will be Guimaraes to net two or more goals in the match at 1.83.
The value is massive with Andre Andre to score anytime at the sky-high 5.00 odds.
Vitoria Guimaraes vs Tondela: Bet Tips
Vitoria Guimaraes Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.83
Andre Andre to score anytime @ 5.00.