Guimaraes vs Portimonense by Pacifier
Guimaraes have lost four of their last six games and their last win came exactly a month ago in the 2-1 win over Maritimo. They played a difficult game on thursday in the Europa league when they travelled to Marseille and subsequently lost by 2-1. They should line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Martins leading the attack after scoring against Marseille. He will be supported by the trio of Raphinha, Heldon and Ramos.
Portimonense are simply struggling having won just two of their eight games, losing five of them. they are in a really terrible form having won once, drawn once and lost four of their last six games. Although, they did play four of the top six teams in those games and lost them all. They play a similarly placed team today and will be boosted by the return of several key players who have been absent through injury. They should resemble their best staring eleven in this game and would hope to keep a better defensive line against one of the league worst attack.
Portimonense struggle have not stopped them from scoring as they have eleven goals in eight games ( 6th best return in the league) and they should be confident of scoring here today as they play a team who has conceded at least once in each of their last six games in all competition. Calling a winner is dicey here as the home team are quite inconsistent but a bet that tickles my fancy is the quote of 2.62 on the away side scoring in the first half-time. Guimaraes have conceded at least one goal in the first half time in each of their last six games while Portimonense has scored at least one goal in each of their last three games. I quite fancy this trend to continue today and with the host having a modest squad, they should keep a similar starting line-up to the one that played on thursday and we should have some tired minds amongst them coupled with their defensive frailties in the first half-time, I think we could see goals in this first half-time and the away side should nick in one before the half-time whistle.
|Portimonense to score in 1st half||Bet365||2.62||8||1-3 HT WON (+12.96 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.