Vitória Guimarães and Arsenal face in Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams have considerable differences in the results won at home and as a visitor.
After 3 losses, the home team is currently in the 4th position, without having conquered any points. In the last match, they lost (3-2) away against Arsenal, after in the previous match, they lost (0-1) at home with Eintracht Frankfurt. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with 16 goals scored and 17 suffered; against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in his stadium, with 41 goals scored and 11 suffered. The team arrives at this match after a draw away with Moreirense by (1‑1). Vitória Guimarães won 3 and lost 1 of their last 4 home games for the UEFA Europa League. In the last 10 home games for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: he scored 10 of his 24 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).
Guimarães arrives at this match after a draw away from home, to a ball, on the trip to the Moreirense arena. The local club, unlike the rival of this round, generally acts in a tactical system in 4-3-3, favoring rapid transitions. Keep in mind that in this tactical drawing the three most advanced men are André Pereira, Bruno Duarte and Edwards. When he invests in the offensive process, he generally does so through the left flank, taking advantage of the depth offered by the Hanin side. The local coach will not be able to count on Aziz, Ola John, Amoah, André André, Wakaso, Sacko, Bondarenko, Miguel Oliveira and Jhonatan, for having been injured.
The visiting team is currently in 1st position, with 9 points won, after 3 victories. In the penultimate match, he won at home against Standard by (4-0). In the last match, he won at home against Vitória Guimarães by (3-2). This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 matches he has recorded 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with 28 goals scored and 28 suffered; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses in his stadium, with 35 goals scored and 18 suffered. In the last match he played, for the Premier League, he tied with Wolverhampton Wanderers at home by (1‑1). In his last away game, for the League Cup, he lost by (5-4), in the tiebreaker, against Liverpool. In its last 10 away games, Arsenal records 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he only got 2 comebacks in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Arsenal comes for this match after a draw at home, to a ball, against Wolverhampton. Unlike the opponent of this round, Arsenal generally plays in a 4-4-2, favoring a style of constant transitions, in which the two most advanced men are Aubameyang and Lacazette. The two great valences of the visiting team are the way he reacts to a disadvantage and the ease in raising goal opportunities. The Arsenal coach cannot count on Nelson, because he has been injured.