Guimarães vs Benfica – Liga NOS: The environment on Benfica is far from ideal…
The team has lost the plot, not being able to afford making any more mistakes upon the lead of their main rivals in the league and having one of their worst seasons ever on the European competitions.
Four losses in 4 matches of the Champions’ League group stage says a lot about the level things are on.
However, the glimmer of hope is still there, with the results that happened on their group, leaving them with the thought of recovering something on the remaining matches.
The trip to Estádio Afonso Henriques always causes some anxiety on the big teams. However, Benfica can’t even complain about their recent meetings, since they always won away against Vitória de Guimarães for the past 3 years.
This season, in reply to the Eagles’ problems, we have Guimarães’ weaknesses, with them fighting against a season of setbacks and not benefiting from a favourable schedule, having played this last Thursday against Marseille.
That match can, however, be key for Sunday’s occurrences.
Vitória had already put up a good fight against Marseille, but they were able to beat them at home, thus getting 2 consecutive wins after having beaten Desportivo das Aves last weekend.
Despite the physical and emotional strain of that match, they are starting to grow in confidence, and they were a group who lacked motivation with the struggles of the first few weeks of the season. Pedro Martins has already shown his quality in managing this sort of groups in the past.
Guimarães vs Benfica – Betting Tip and Prediction:
It ends up being, this way, a match of two opposites.
On one hand, we have Benfica fighting with their ghosts. On the other hand, we have Vitória fighting to keep the fire alive on what might be a week to remember.
In a match that can be more contested than played, a stroke of luck might dictate the final result.
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