Casa Pia vs Vitoria Guimaraes Preview & Prediction | 2023-24 Portuguese Primeira Liga
When is Casa Pia vs Vitoria Guimaraes on and what time does it start? Casa Pia vs Vitoria Guimaraes will take place on Saturday 23rd September, 2023 – 18:00 (UK)
Where can I get tickets for Casa Pia vs Vitoria Guimaraes? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information
What channel is Casa Pia vs Vitoria Guimaraes on in the UK? Some Portuguese Primeira Liga matches are televised on either TNT Sports or Viaplay Sports in the UK so it is worth checking their schedules
Where can I Casa Pia vs Vitoria Guimaraes in the UK? If televised on either TNT Sports or Viaplay Sports, the match can be streamed on their respective streaming platforms
Following gaining promotion to the Portuguese Primeira Liga for the first time ever last season, Casa Pia performed very well and challenged for the top six for much of the campaign. Reliant on excellent performances from goalkeeper Ricardo Batista for much of the season, though, they did eventually fall away and finish in the bottom-half of the table.
‘Second seasons syndrome’ will be a general concern for the club this time around but they have made yet another impressive beginning to the campaign. They come into this on the back of a 1-0 win away at Arouca in their most recent outing, last weekend. That means they have suffered just one defeat in their opening five matches of the 2023/24 campaign.
In the summer of 2022, Vitoria lost several key players such as Andre Almeida, Rochinha, Marcus Edwards, Ricardo Quaresma and Oscar Estupinan as well as their manager, Pepa. However, after a slow start to the season, Moreno eventually led Vitoria back into the UEFA Europa Conference League qualification spots last year.
However, they were beaten by Slovenian side Celje in the second qualifying round of this competition over the summer. In the Primeira Liga, Vitoria began impressively with three successive victories but they have now suffered back-to-back defeats against Portimonense and Benfica either side of the international break with a loss to Tondela in the cup in between.
THE TEAM NEWS
Casa Pia do have a few injuries for this weekend’s game against Vitoria with trio Kiki Silva, Rafael Brito and Leo Natel all out injured for this weekend.
PREDICTED XI (3-4-3): Batista; Varela, Fernandes, Zolotic; Larrazabal, Neto, Roberto, Lelo; Soma, Clayton, Fernando Andrade
UNAVAILABLE: Silva (Injured), Brito (Injured), Natel (Injured)
Moreno can name an unchanged eleven for this weekend’s encounter with a fully fit and available squad as they travel to play away to Casa Pia.
PREDICTED XI (3-4-3): Bruno Varela; Fernandes, M.Silva, Ribeiro; Gaspar, D.Silva, T.Silva, Freitas; J.Silva, A.Silva, Mendes
A low-scoring encounter is expected. Portuguese football has garnered a reputation for being overly defensive and reactive, leading to lots of matches finishing up with under 2.5 goals and this one is very much an example of what could happen here. Casa Pia have been reliant on defensive solidity, whilst Vitoria often plan on simply edging past teams. Given all of that, under 2.5 goals seems like an inevitability for this one.
TIP: UNDER 2.5 GOALS