Porto vs Guimarães – Taça de Portugal : The cup competitions appear, in this month of December
As a competition that forces the European teams to keep a high competitive rhythm.
For FC Porto and Vitória de Guimarães, that’s the reality, with the visiting team having one less day of rest since their last match, on Liga NOS.
That difference, on its own, wouldn’t be worrying for Pedro Martins, hadn’t it reflected a reality that has been repeated over the last couple of months, at the same time that,
when it comes to options, FC Porto has a higher number of players that can perform at a high level.
On the mind of FC Porto’s players will be the bigger responsibility that this match represents for them.
The 1st place in the league and the qualification for the Champions’ League round of 16 haven’t drifted the team away from their objective of always winning.
With the draw indicating the Estádio do Dragão as the spot for this encounter, there won’t be any reasonable argument to see them being eliminated.
It is very likely that Sérgio Conceicão will want to rest some players that have been more utilized, but it is also likely that Brahimi or Herrera will stay in the starting line-up, promoting the return of Felipe to the starting XI as well.
Vitória de Guimarães managed to get a win on Monday, against Feirense, increasing their streak of 4 unbeaten matches, in different competitions.
The visiting team was knocked out of the Europa League, which means they can now focus in returning to that competition next year as their main objective for the season.
Still, we could question whether the team is more focused in the league or in the cups.
Porto vs Guimarães – Betting Tip and Prediction:
FC Porto comes into this match as favourite.
Being able to score early is fundamental to be able to manage the questions of the match’s pace, without getting too fatigued on an important moment of the season.
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