Porto vs Guimarães – Liga NOS : What is the weight of the problems felt by FC Porto on their trip to Santa Maria da Feira?
And what effects will they have on the way they will approach this match against Vitória de Guimarães? Well, these are two matches that couldn’t be further in terms of the difficulty they represent for Sérgio Conceição’s team.
If at Feirense every team is exposed to a terrain that, on its own, is already a very difficult ground to play possession football and create spaces, at Estádio do Dragão, FC Porto will feel very relaxed, since they are playing at home.
Then, the convulsion revealed at the end of the match against Feirense might have served to unite even more a group that feels harmed on their intentions of conquering the title.
Finally, Vitória de Guimarães hasn’t been very efficient on matches where they are exposed to a huge dose of defensive effort.
FC Porto seems, this way, like they’ve found the perfect context to assert its dominance, with a wide attacking front, space to explore and huge ability to impose themselves, physically and tactically, over weak defensive organizations.
That is the scenario presented in this encounter and the mental effort of the team to score early will have a huge advantage – because by doing that at home, they usually create the ideal conditions for a comfortable win.
Porto vs Guimarães – Betting Tip and Prediction:
We might see Vitória de Guimarães appearing with more defensive efficiency in this match.
Their latest results however, aren’t very favourable, since they’ve conceded 10 goals on their last 4 matches and have only gotten one draw in that streak, against Moreirense, on the League Cup.
Even recently, in the middle of December, Vitória de Guimarães was battered at Estádio do Dragão 4-0 and I wouldn’t be surprised to see a
similar score line here.
|Porto AH -1.75||