Vitoria de Guimaraes vs Belenenses SAD
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 18 September 2020
Kick-off at 21:15 UK/ 22:15 CET
Venue: Estádio D. Afonso Henriques.
The Conquerors were one of the best teams in the competition the last season, and they had missed out on a ticket to Europe by just five points.
They still did have the best goal-difference other than the top-three teams, and had scored more goals than any of the other squads as well.
Meanwhile, their opposite number were one of the worst in the contest, and had avoided relegation altogether by a total of one point.
Adding on, Tiago Mendes’s men also do have a great h2h record against this opponent, and particularly at this stadium.
Likely, expect a huge Vitoria de Guimaraes performance this weekend.
Vitoria SC vs Belenenses Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Conquerors had scored five or more goals in two of the preceding three matches.
- They had recorded 11 of the former 15 overall wins.
- In the past 21 years, the guests have won just twice at this stadium – once in 2015, and before that in 2004.
- The combined scorecard of the past two encounters at this venue is 10-1, in favor of the hosts.
Vitoria SC vs Belenenses Prediction
Mendes’s men were unbeaten in 11 of their former 14 overall fixtures, and remained so in four of their preceding six appearances at this venue. They also were one of the top-performing teams of the league the last season, and are going after a European ticket this time around.
On the other hand, their opposite number are one of the worst of the lot, and had narrowly avoided getting the boot in 2019-20. They also were winless in nine of their preceding ten overall fixtures, and were so in 12 of their last 15 road trips.
On top of all that, they have a worrying h2h record against this opponent as well.
Taking into account these observations, expect a winning performance from Vitoria de Guimaraes this weekend.
Vitoria SC vs Belenenses: Betting Tips
Vitoria de Guimaraes -0.5, -1 Asian Handicap @ 1.44 (4/9)
To Score in First Half: Vitoria de Guimaraes @ 1.50 (1/2).