Vitoria Guimaraes will be hoping to arrest their currents lump and bounce back after three consecutive losses in Primeira Liga this Friday when they travel to Chaves to take on the table neighbours in the opener of the Matchday No 18. The teams enter the match level on points as Flavienses overtook their rivals in the league ladder after a series of seven games without a loss.
Nonetheless the hosts will be disappointed with the poor performance shown against the relegation-threatened Desportivo Aves on Sunday evening. The newcomers held Chaves to a 1-1 draw at the weekend to prevent their further climb up the Primeira Liga ladder.
The trip to Chaves will be one of the last opportunities for Pedro Martins to save his job. European competitions are far away at this stage for Guimaraes and a serious turnaround in form is required if the visitors are to challenge one of the top four positions come May.
The main troubles for Martins men popped out at the back recently since the visitors conceded the tally of seven goals in last two matches. Truth be told, they did play Porto last weekend, but conceding three goals to Moreirense (in Taca da Liga) is definitely not something to be proud of.
Chaves vs Vitoria Guimaraes: Prediction
Each of last three games Chaves played also saw both teams on target. Given Guimaraes playing style in recent weeks and the head to head history, we have to see the value in backing both teams to score at the odds of 1.90 here.
As for the outcome, we will stick to the visitors because of the tradition and back them to pick up the spoils from Estadio Municipal Eng. Manuel Branco Teixeira at the sky-high 2.80 odds.