Guimaraes vs Feirense
Vitoria Guimaraes host Feirense in the second round match in Portugal Primeira Liga.
I will start with the fact I love to play Guimaraes, when they have to host the smaller clubs in the league. The odds are usually above 1.50, so they are perfect for single bets or combination with one more game. Guimaraes are with a new coach since the start of this season- Luis Castro, ex-coach of Chaves. He made a miracle with the small club last season finishing at 6th place(we know it's so hard to be amongst the top 4 teams, when you have Sporting, Benfica, Porto and Braga in the league). Castro is attacking-minded coach and I expect the results finally to start coming after the team lost in the League cup and against Benfica(3:2) in the start of the season. Infact it was a brilliant comeback in the 2nd half after Vitoria were 3:0 down at halftime. they were even close to equalize and steal a point, but couldn't do that. Now they have the perfect chance to bounce back to the right track with a home match against Feirense.
Last season Feirense managed to survive in the end of the season as they remained one point ahead of Pacos Ferreira who slipped down to the second level of Portugal football. Last season they were one of the weakest away sides with 3 wins, 1 draw and 13 losses. They lost twice against Guimaraes as guests- 1:0 in their league match and 2:1 in the Portugal cup. This season they started well with a home win 2:0 against Rio Ave, but now they will have much harder test with Guimaraes.
Guimaraes will miss Federico Venancio for this match, while the visitors are expected to be without Flavio.
I expect Vitoria Guimaraes to stop the nagative results tonight with a home win against Feirense. Last season the home win 1:0 came in the extra time of the 2nd half, but tonight I think it will be easier for the hosts.
Guimaraes vs Feirense prediction
|Vitoria Guimaraes||Pinnacle||1.63||10||0-1 LOST (-10 units)|