Porto and Vitória Guimarães meet at Estádio Do Dragão, in a match for the 17th round of the Primeira Liga. The history of direct confrontations disputed in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 5 matches won 5. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 12-14-2017, for Taça de Portugal, Porto won by (4-0). V. Aboubakar (12 ‘), André André (64’ e 83 ‘) and Danilo Pereira (58’) scored Porto’s goals. the Vitória Guimarães presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
The home team is currently in the 1 st position, with 42 points won, after 13 wins and 3 draws. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Marítimo, by (3-1). In the last match, they won in an away match against Feirense, by (1-2). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss in away matches, with 38 goals scored and 11 conceded; against 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 45 goals scored and 12 conceded.
For this competition, he did not lose any of the last 16 games. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 6 of the last 8 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 14 of its last 16 matches for the Primeira Liga, of these 14 came to the break in advantage in 10 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 13 .
FC Porto reach this game with a tough victory over Feirense, thus maintaining the leadership of the Portuguese first division. With the tie between the rivals in the fight for the title in the previous day, the local team managed to increase the advantage to two points. In this game against his fans, coach Sérgio Conceição must maintain a very offensive strategy, with the middle or high block, thus exploring the defensive difficulties of the opponent. It is important to note the excellent form of spearhead Vincent Aboubakar: 13 goals in 16 games played. For this game the coach can not count on Felipe, suspended, besides Otávio, injured.
After 7 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses, the away team is currently in the 7 th position of the league, with 23 points won. In their last match, they lost with Tondela at home (0-1), after in the previous match they lost out in a match against Moreirense, by (2-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses in away matches; against 6 victories, 4 draws and 5 defeats in his stadium. In the last match they played, for the League Cup, they tied Moreirense by (3-3). In the last 8 away matches for the championship, Vitória Guimarães has 3 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses, so they have won 10 points out of 24 possible. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 16 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The season of Vitória de Guimarães is not very easy and at this moment it is already far from the first four positions. In the last match for the championship, he added a terrible result at home when losing to Tondela by 0-1. In this difficult game coach Pedro Martins must keep the team in a 4-3-3, benefiting the defensive organization and counterattacks through the flanks. The Brazilian Raphinha is the best finalist of Vitória de Guimarães, with 9 goals scored. For this game the coach can not count on the injured Wakaso, Celis and Pedro Henriques.
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