Guimarães vs Tondela – Liga NOS: Vitória de Guimarães is a team that plays good football
But in a lot of moments, they appear to give their opponents a head start, like it happened in Moreira de Cónegos.
Then, the defensive mistakes have been embarrassing, and have been having an impact on Vitória’s season, that is still struggling with some problems on the defensive sector.
Against Moreirense, the first goal was unbelievable, with the goalkeeper Douglas kicking the ball towards Moreirense’s striker
and the ball eventually going in and the 2-0 appears on a Vitória de Guimarães’ corner where Moreirense were able to be quick on the counter-attack, getting a 4-on-2 situation where the 2 Vitória’s defenders were unable to stop them from scoring.
That’s a loss that wasn’t in Vitória’s plans, but eventually happened. At home, the team has been doing ab it better, but they have also been conceding too many goals.
The visiting team is fighting to avoid relegation and this season they are doing much better than in previous seasons, where by now they were already on the relegation zone and only exited it on the last round. That’s Tondela history for the past 2 years.
Tondela this season is more competitive and, especially, getting more points. Two rounds ago, they won 1-0 away from home at Vila das Aves.
Last week, they seemed to lose some intensity and played miserably at home, where they lost 1-5 to Benfica, in a match where they’ve mad tons of mistakes
and didn’t know how to take advantage of Benfica’s poor form and fatigue, since they had just been eliminated from Taça de Portugal a few days earlier.
They will now travel to Guimarães to try and steal some points from Vitória.
Guimarães vs Tondela – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Vitória de Guimarães needs to give out a positive reply in this encounter. The team needs to win, and needs to perform well, since their fans have been dissatisfied with the team’s exhibitions and especially their defensive mistakes.
Vitória de Guimarães intends to fight for a European spot and for that,
they need to be more assertive on the defensive process and they need to win more matches, because teams like Marítimo and Rio Ave have been strong and are also strong contenders, not to mention Braga, their great rivals.
I think that Vitória will react well in this match and will be able to defeat this Tondela team that seems to be two-faced and arrives here after being humiliated at home against Benfica.