Vitória de Guimarães vs Porto – Liga NOS: The City of Guimarães hosts this Saturday a match that is nothing more than a meaningless encounter
The hosts have nothing to play for anymore, after a season that can be considered average for them.
More was expected from this team, that has some good players like Raphinha, the team’s top goal scorer, Rafael Martins, Héldon or Hurtado.
In 8th place with 43 points, they can still reach 46 points if they beat FC Porto, but that’s it, since it is all settled in terms of other European objectives.
They will only play for pride and honor here, to close out a troubled season on a good note, with a victory in front of their fans.
They are coming off 2 consecutive victories, against Moreirense and Tondela, returning to victories away from home, which hadn’t happened for quite some rounds.
Pedro Henrique can’t contribute since he is suspended, while Welthon, Celis and Víctor Garcia, are injured, will complete the list of absences for the last match of the season.
Sérgio Conceição and his pupils, are still on a celebration mood after ending a 4-years drought without any title. They have clinched the title thanks to the draw between the two rivals from the capital, that way returning to titles.
This will only be another celebration, in this case with the fans that make the trip to Guimarães, so they can also celebrate, with the team, the league title.
The Dragons are coming off 5 consecutive victories, against Aves, Benfica, Vitória de Setúbal, Marítimo and Feirense.
A funny fact about this FC Porto is that they have the best defence in the league, only conceding 18 goals, and a demolishing attack, that has already scored 81 goals.
The absences for this last match of the season are Danilo, Dalot and Reyes.
On this match, there won’t be that importance, suspense or need to win, to reach any objectives. With the fate of both teams already settled, only the pride will be at stake both for the hosts and the visitors.
Therefore, and knowing of the huge pressure that the local fans impose to their team, always wanting them to win, I believe that Peseiro will want to give them reasons to cheer on the goodbye.
Vitória de Guimarães vs Porto – Betting Tip and Prediction:
With the title celebrations, I believe FC Porto will be more relaxed, but I don’t believe they will ease up and I think they will want to close out with a victory in front of their fans that make the trip to North.
Therefore, I believe this will be a match where they are clearly favourites, but where Guimarães will also have a word to say, so I think this match will have at least 3 goals.
PREDICTION AND BETTING TIP
|Over 2.5 Goals||