Guimarães vs Konyaspor: The Portuguese host Konyaspor, on a match of the 6th and final round of the Europa League’s group I.
Vit. Guimarães occupies the last place of this group I with 4 points conquered, thanks to 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses.
So far, the Portuguese side has 4 goals scored and 8 goals conceded, resulting on an average of 2.4 goals per match.
If Guimarães are on a delicate position when it comes to qualifying, a lot of that is due to their performances away from home, where they didn’t get a single point.
Playing at the D. Afonso Henriques stadium, the team managed by Pedro Martins has beaten Marseille 1-0 and got a 1-1 draw against Salzburg.
In order to advance onto the next stage, they will first have to win their match, and hope for Salzburg to beat Marseille.
Konyaspor is in 3rd place of group I with 5 points conquered, thanks to 1 win, 2 draws and 2 losses. So far, they have 3 goals scored and 5 goals conceded, which results on a low average of 1.6 goals per match.
Similar to what has happened in this group, the home advantage has been determinant, and the Turkish club is no exception, only having conquered 1 point away from home.
In the league, things aren’t going well for them, since they are in the antepenultimate position of the league table.
To ensure their presence on the next stage, Konyaspor will have to win this match and hope for Salzburg to defeat Marseille.
Guimarães vs Konyaspor – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Vitória finally seems to be playing the football that was expected from them and they come into this match in a good moment of form, after having won 2 away matches, in Vila do Conde and in Bonfim.
This Thursday, on their return home, I believe they can beat this Turkish side who has shown less capability as visitor.
Pedro Martins has already warned for the importance of winning this match, even if they end up not advancing onto the next stage.
A home win with the draw protected, taking advantage of the good moment of form and the good football that is being played by the home team.