Benfica vs Vitoria Guimaraes Prediction & Tips
Benfica and Vitoria de Guimarães face at Estádio do Sport Lisboa and Benfica, in a match for the 17 th round of the Primeira Liga. The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the home team, who in the last 7 matches won 5 and drew 2. However, in the last match at this stadium, on 16‑12‑2020, in a match for the League Cup, Benfica only managed to reach the victory, by (4‑1), in the tiebreak through penalties. The goals of the match were scored by Pizzi (83 ‘) for Benfica and by O. Estupinan (16′) for Vitoria de Guimarães. Special attention is needed for the home / away condition, as both teams show significantly different results in their home and away matches.
After 10 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses, the home team is in 3rd position, having won 33 points. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against Sporting CP by (1‑0), after in the previous match they have tied (1‑1) at home, against Nacional. This is a team affected by the home factor, which is stronger when playing against their fans, since in the last 30 matches they have recorded 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with 28 goals scored and 18 conceded, against 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 defeat at home, with 37 goals scored and 12 conceded. For the league, Benfica won 19 points out of 24 possible, after 6 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 8 matches at their stadium.
In this competition, they haven’t lost any of the last 4 home matches. In their home matches there are some frequent scorers: at 1‑0 break (4 in 8 games) and at the end of the game 2‑0 (3 in 8 games). The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for its opponent, for which reason it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have managed to score in 9 of the last 10 games in this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 8 of the last 8 matches for the competition have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 16 games in this competition, he managed to turn the score in 2 of the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Benfica team has been far below expectations, in what can be a drastic season for the aspirations incarnated, after the strong investment made at the beginning of the year. At the entrance to the 17th round of the Liga NOS, the last of the first round of the championship, the “eagles” occupy the 3rd place in the overall classification, with the same 33 points from Braga, five from FC Porto and nine Sporting’s leadership. After beating Belenenses (3-0), in the Portuguese Cup, Jorge Jesus’ team (who has been replaced by assistant João de Deus) lost in the “derby” last Monday, in Alvalade, against Sporting ( 1-0), with a goal conceded already in the clearing period, following yet another rather gray display.
After 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses, the visiting team is in 5th position, having won 29 points. In the last match, they have won at home against Marítimo by (1‑0), after in the previous match they have won (0‑1) an away match against Famalicão. This is a team that, curiously, has more positive results away than at home, since in the last 30 games it registers 7 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses as a visitor, with a total of 21 goals scored and 13 conceded. At home, he won 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses, with a total of 14 goals scored and 14 conceded.
In this competition, they haven’t lost any of the last 7 away matches. In the away matches in the league, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0‑1, which occurred in 3 of their 8 games. His attack has scored regularly, since he has managed to score in 9 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 15 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 5 times and only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Vitória de Guimarães has managed to fulfill the expectations of a season where its main objective is to guarantee qualification for European competitions. In 6th place on the league table, João Henriques’ pupils total 29 record points, but with a game in delay, so they can make the current two point disadvantage for Paços de Ferreira (5th) disappear. Confirming the good moment they are going through, the Guimarães managed, last weekend, to reach their third consecutive victory, beating Marítimo, at home, by 1-0. The only goal of the match was scored by striker Oscar Estupiñán, at the start of the second half (48 ’), taking advantage of a mistake by the maritime defense.
Benfica – Vitoria Guimaraes FREE TIPS
Benfica – Win @ 1.35
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90