In a match of the 2nd matchday of Liga NOS, we have the “European” V.Guimarães travelling to Estoril to face the team managed by Pedro Emanuel.
Pedro Emanuel, who arrived last year to save Estoril, has managed to make several changes that really improved Estoril’s quality and level.
This season, they aim at a peaceful season, having strengthened the squad with experienced players such as Nuno Lopes and Halliche (which should debut tomorrow).
On the opening match, they were battered on Estádio do Dragão against a very strong and deadly FC Porto.
However, we can’t really fault them for that, since the team even left a positive impression during the pre-season.
They conceded 4 goals away at Porto, but tomorrow they should start experienced Algerian central defender Halliche, which would bring more security to this Estoril’s defence.
Pedro Martins’ Vitória de Guimarães, with a guaranteed presence on the Europa League’s group stage, will look to qualify for European competitions again this season, despite having lost Marega and Hernâni.
Their roster is still good enough and their performance against Benfica in the Supercup, especially in the 2nd half, is the perfect example of that.
On their first league match, they also won at home against Desportivo de Chaves, which was a good start for them.
Estoril vs Guimarães Pick:
I believe we will witness a balanced match tomorrow, where Estoril, despite playing at home, won’t take many risks and Guimarães will try to get a win away, to continue their good away form from last season.
But this season, it will be tougher, since they can’t count with Marega and Hernâni, who were experts on the counter-attack. This way.
I believe that Estoril is more than capable of getting at least the draw here against Guimarães, and recover from their heavy loss at Estádio do Dragão.