Vitória Guimarães had a good season in Liga NOS, finishing 4th last season.
The team played good football and Pedro Martins deserves a lot of credit for the way he set up the team. The offensive solutions of this team are different now, they have other players, but they still have quality on their roster.
They also struggled with some defensive issues on the first league matches, so they also strengthened that sector. They conceded a lot of goals, 3 against Benfica in the Supercup, 5 against Sporting at home and 3 away at Estoril.
That is a lot of goals conceded. On their last 2 matches, they have drawn 0-0 away at Paços de Ferreira and then they won at home against Boavista on this past Sunday, which was a great win to get, since they won 3 important points and they didn’t concede once again, which gives their defensive sector more confidence.
Salzburg is one of the best clubs in Austria, constantly fighting for the title, and this season should be no exception. They have one of the best rosters in the league and they have a ton of potential.
On the European competitions, they usually don’t do very well. Normally they play more in the Europa League. This season they played in the qualifying stage for the Champions League but they were eliminated by Rijeka on a very close tie, where they drew 1-1 at home and then tied 0-0 in Croatia, which wasn’t enough for them to advance.
Still, they had to play the Europa League’s play-off, but they eliminated the Romanian champions with relative ease.
Vitoria Guimarães vs Salzburg – Betting Tip and Prediction:
For this match, Salzburg is a slight favourite. I accept that favouritism because the Austrians end up having more experience on European football and at this level than Vitória, who have only played a few times in the Europa League.
However, the Portuguese team has quality and this match will surely be close.
I see Guimarães putting up a good fight against the Austrians and at home, I don’t really believe they will lose. It is important to start with points on the board in this group, especially if Vitória wants to advance to the next stage of this Europa League.
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