Marítimo and Vitória Guimarães meet at Estádio dos Barreiros, in a match for the 24th round of the Primeira Liga. In the last direct confrontation for this edition of the league, on 09-24-2017, Vitória Guimarães won home (2-1). The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 5 matches won 4 and lost 1. But the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 08-20-2016 , for the Primeira Liga, Vitória Guimarães won by (0-2). M. Marega (29 ‘) and Raphael (19′) scored the goals of the match for Vitória Guimarães. The condition home / away deserves particular attention, because despite this being a match between º º and 9 º of the table of the league, it is actually a match between the 6 th ranked in home games and the 10 th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the ª position, without any points conquered, after 8 wins, 6 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Rio Ave by (3-0). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Desportivo Aves by (0-0). This is a team little affected by the house factor, since it conquered similar results at home and abroad. For the championship, Marítimo won 18 points out of 30 possible, after 5 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in the last 10 games that he played in his stadium. In the matches played in their stadium there are some frequent results: at halftime 0-0 (6 in 11 matches) and at the end of the match 1-0 (4 in 11 matches). In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 8 of the last 11 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 23 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 9 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 11 home matches for this competition there are 2 periods that stand out: they scored 4 of their 10 goals between minutes (46’-60 ‘); He suffered 3 of his 7 goals between the minutes (16’-30 ‘).
The Marítimo arrives at this game with a goalless draw against Aves, adding in this way the bad streak of nine consecutive games without knowing the victory in the Portuguese championship. Playing in their stadium, the locals no longer win three games ago, being that in the last game they lost against Portimonense by 0-3. In this game against his fans, coach Daniel Ramos must maintain the same tactical system of the last game, that is, 4-3-3, favoring a supported football and organized attacks, but in some moments of the game must privilege the counterattack : Edgar Costa is the main highlight in the offensive transition. The end Ricardo Valente is still the best marker Maritime, with 4 goals scored. Gottardi and Ghazaryan are the only ones absent due to injury.
The away team is currently in the 9 th position of the league, with 29 points won, after 9 wins, 2 draws and 12 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Boavista, by (1-0). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Sporting Braga, by (0-5). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since they have won 10 points in away matches and 19 at their stadium, with 13 goals scored and 20 conceded at home, against 17 goals scored and 23 conceded at home. In the last 10 away matches for the championship, Vitória Guimarães has 3 wins and 7 losses, so they have won 9 points out of 30 possible.
In this competition, he has lost the last 5 games away. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it was not very strong defensively. In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 5 of the last 12 matches have ended with Under 1,5 goals. In 23 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 11 times and never got the comeback.
The Vitória de Guimarães phase is very negative and in the last day lost at home against the rival Braga by 0-5. Of note that visitors add only 2 wins in the last 10 games played. In this away game, interim coach Vítor Campelos must play in 4-2-3-1, with Junior Tallo being the player responsible for tormenting the opponent’s defensive line. However, Raphinha is the best score of Vitória de Guimarães, with 13 goals scored. It is important to underline that Guimarães has presented several gaps in the defensive line and in the finalization. For this game the coach can not count on Wakaso, due to a suspension.
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