Guimaraes v Nacional – Primeira Liga

Guimaraes v Nacional

Guimaraes will be facing Nacional da Madeira in the tenth round of the Portuguese league. Pedro Martins will have Hernâni back from injury, but considering Rafinha’s outstanding form at the moment it is not expected that he will be in the starting line-up. The squad is currently passing through a very positive motivational moment and should be expected to carry on with their offensive football, trying to earn three more points. Marega should be the most dangerous player in the team at the moment, since he has already scored 10 goals this year. Guimaraes’s fans are usually extremely supportive and it is expected that they will appear in numbers in the next game, expecting the team to conquer three more league points. For this clash, Guimaraes will have some advantage since they are currently passing through a really good run of form in their season and Nacional will need to have a plan to stop some of their hugely confident players.

After their surprising draw against Sporting, Nacional da Madeira will be facing an extremely complicated opponent for their next clash and they will not be able to count on Brazilian winger Wyllian, who got a last minute injury and will need surgery on his left knee. Cadiz and Witi also remain certain absences, but the Venezuelan winger seems to be almost recovered, according to Manuel Machado. On the other hand, Tobias Figueiredo should be going straight into the line-up after being ineligible to play against Sporting last week. Manuel Machado considered that the team might be in a difficult moment and it is believed that they will try to earn at least one point. However, it will be positive for them if they achieve a draw, considering their less positive moment in the league. Manuel Machado will certainly want to improve on their 16th place, but this will be a difficult game to earn some points since Vitoria are an extremely motivated and confident team.


Verdict & Prediction

Guimaraes will be an hugely attacking team and Manuel Machado is one of the most experienced managers, who will certainly want to take some advantage of that fact to prepare a decent strategy through counter-attacks. I expect at least three goals to be scored in this match.

Prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.96 SBOBET
Excange odds : 1.95 Matchbook