Vitoria Guimaraes vs Sporting CP Prediction and Betting Preview, 04 Jun 2020

The Match Is Over. Score: 2-2
Two sides in the running for a Europa League place finish are scheduled to square off on Thursday when the imperious Vitoria Guimaraes take on Sporting CP at the Estadio D. Afonso Herinques. Both sides will set their sights on all three points as they continue their quest for continental qualification come the end of the season.
Match status: 2019-20 Primeira Liga - Matchweek 25
Venue: Estádio D. Afonso Henriques (Guimarães)
Guimaraes have been outstanding this campaign and are looking to break into the high-coveted top-four mix before the season’s curtains draw close. Confidence is sky-high amidst the club’s dressing room as the players seem extra motivated each time they step on the pitch.

Also, they have their amazing supporters to thank for their support all the way as they keep spurring their team on to success, relentlessly. You get the feeling that the Conquerors have it in them to secure a Europa League berth before the season runs out.

The visitors currently occupy the final Europa League spot on the standings having amassed 42 points from 24 games this season. Facing huge pressure from the likes of Rio Ave, Guimaraes and Famalicao, the Lions cannot afford any slip-ups at this juncture.

With so much at stake in this fixture, expect fireworks when these two sides tussle for maximum points in Guimaraes on Thursday night.

Vitoria Guimaraes vs Sporting CP Team News

On the road last time out to take on relegation-threatened Pacos de Ferreira, Guimaraes made sure of the three points but were made to scrap really hard for it. Touted by the bookmakers as overwhelming favorites heading into the game, the Conquerors duly delivered the win to keep up their top-four charge.

In a fiercely-contested affair at the Estadio da Mata Real, the home side laid blood and sweat bare on the pitch as they looked to stage an upset against the opposition. Throwing themselves ahead just inside ten minutes, Pacos de Ferreira could not have asked for a better start.

Managing to hold on to their lead for over 37 minutes, the floodgates soon opened with Guimaraes firing two goals in the second period to clinch maximum points. Given they had stayed ahead for large parts of the game, the hosts might have felt robbed off the three points on the day.

Sporting Lisbon, on the other hand, easily dispatched basement club Desportivo Aves to steer clear of the chasing pack behind them. Against the worst side in the league, the 2-0 home victory was nothing short of what was expected of the Lions.

To their credit, they guarded against complacency to ensure the three points were brought on board. It was a routine win for Ruben Amorim’s side, Sporar and Vietto grabbing the goals to condemn Desportivo Aves to the bottom of the table.

For this fixture, separating either of this sides are going to be a herculean task given they have been equally matched all season. The Conquerors are on a stellar three-game winning run, registering no less than two goals in each of those games.

Meanwhile, the opposing number have admitted defeat in two of their previous three league games and have remained winless in five games on the bounce. When it comes to h2h encounters, Guimaraes have the edge with three wins from their previous four clashes against this foe, including a narrow 1-0 victory in the reverse fixture.

Injured or Suspended Players

Vitoria Guimaraes: Alhassan Wakaso, Joseph Amoah, Aziz, Matheus Mascarenhas and Falaye Sacko.

Sporting CP: Luiz Phellype.

Pre-Match Odds

Vitoria Guimaraes: 2.47
Draw: 3.38
Sporting CP: 2.88

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

Who will win the match?

Guimaraes vs Sporting CP Predictions

Despite enduring some poor results over the last couple of games, Sporting CP are still a force to reckon with in the Portuguese Primeira Liga. They sit fourth on the standings and are well on-course to securing a berth in the 2020/2021 Europa League season.

Five points adrift of Sporting CP, Guimaraes will be looking to secure a positive result here to gain ground on their stubborn foe. They should have enough about themselves to avoid defeat. Expect both sides to breach the other, at least once, before the end of the ninety minutes.
Our Betting Tip:
X2 @ 1.56
Correct Score:
Vitoria Guimaraes 2-2 Sporting CP @ 12.00

Predicted Score-Related Betting Tips

Both Teams To Score:
BTTS @ 1.80
Match Winner:
Draw @ 3.36
Double Chance:
X2 @ 1.56
Over 3.5 @ 3.32
Duarte To Score @ 2.60
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