Vitória Guimarães and Sporting Lisboa meet at Estádio Dom Afonso Henriques, in a match for Matchday 25 of the Primeira Liga. Sporting Lisboa won at home by (3‑1) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 27‑10‑2019. The record of direct confrontations played in this stadium indicates total balance between these two teams, since there were 2 draws and 1 victory for each team in the last 4 games. But the last time these two teams met at this stadium was on 23‑12‑2018, for the Primeira Liga, which ended in the victory of Vitória Guimarães by (1‑0). Tozé (26 ‘) scored the only goal of the match. Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, as both teams present significantly different results at home and away.
After 10 wins, 7 draws and 7 losses, the home team is currently in 6th place, with 37 points won. In their last match, they defeated Paços de Ferreira by (1‑2), after having won by (2‑0) at home, in a match against Tondela. This is a team that curiously has been stronger as a visitor than in their home games, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses in his stadium. For the championship, Vitória Guimarães conquered 18 points in 30 possible, after 6 wins and 4 losses in the last 10 matches they played in their stadium. His offense has scored consistently, as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 24 matches in the competition, he suffered the first goal 10 times and only got 1 comeback.
Vitória de Guimarães is not doing a championship according to their expectations, in terms of results. Despite having played a leading role in soccer, he occupies sixth place in the NOS general league classification, with 37 points, the same as Famalicão, one point less than Rio Ave (5th) and four from Sporting ( 4th). At the time of the league shutdown, the team led by Ivo Vieira was going through its best moment of the season, with a sequence of three straight wins and a five-game streak of the league with four wins and only one loss, against FC Porto (1-2). On the last day, Vitória de Guimarães beat Paços de Ferreira (2-1), away from home, in a game in which they had to give their best to make a comeback.
Sporting Lisboa :
After 13 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses, the visiting team is currently in 4th position, with 42 points won. In their last match, they beat Desportivo Aves at home by (2‑0), after in the previous match they lost out, in a match against Famalicão, by (3‑1). This is a stronger team with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 6 wins, 1 draw and 8 losses as a visitor; against 11 wins and 4 losses in his stadium. For the championship, Sporting Lisboa conquered 14 points in 30 possible, after 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 defeats in the last 10 games they played as a visitor. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 24 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 11 times and only got 1 comeback. In the last 12 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have suffered 6 of their 14 goals between minutes (0’‑ 15 ‘).
Sporting Lisbon is going through a difficult period in its history and the fact that it is having a season below schedule (especially the eliminations in the Portuguese Cup, against Alverca, and in the Europa League, against Basaksehir) led to the departure of coach Silas and the arrival of young coach Rúben Amorim (who had a brilliant start to his career with Braga). In fourth place in the classification, the Lisbon team has 42 points, four less than Braga and four more than Rio Ave. The debut of the former Portuguese international took place precisely on the last day before the stop, in which He received and beat Aves 2×0, in response to the loss at Famalicão (1-3), the last game with coach Silas.