Porto vs Vitoria Guimaraes Preview & Prediction | 2022-23 Portuguese Primeira Liga
When is Porto vs Vitoria Guimaraes on and what time does it start? Porto vs Vitoria Guimaraes will take place on Saturday 27th May, 2023 – 18:00 (UK)
Where can I get tickets for Porto vs Vitoria Guimaraes? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information
Where can I Porto vs Vitoria Guimaraes in the UK? If televised on either BT Sport or Viaplay Sports, the match can be streamed on their respective streaming platforms
A few months ago, when thinking about heading into the final day of the 2022/23 Primeira Liga campaign, it would not have been expected for Porto to still be involved in the title race. However, a mid-April blip from Benfica and general sensational form from the reigning champions themselves means they can pip the Lisbon club to the title this weekend.
Sergio Conceicao’s side have the better head-to-head record against Benfica so any dropped points from the current league leaders will allow Porto to top the table with a victory. They come into this on the back of an entertaining 4-2 win away to Famalicao, last weekend.
In that game, Porto’s four goals all came from Mehdi Taremi with three of them being penalties. That victory follows two wins against Famalicao in the last month or so in their Taca de Portugal semi-final tie. As they seek a domestic double, the hosts have now had their unbeaten run of form extended to 14 matches in all competitions, with two potentially trophy-winning matches left to play.
After a summer in which Vitoria lost their manager, Pepa, as well as captain, Rochinha, and several key man such as Ricardo Quaresma, Marcus Edwards, Andre Almeida and Oscar Estupinan, Vitoria have performed exceptionally well above expectation to have already had a top five finish and UEFA Europa Conference League qualification confirmed ahead of the final day of the season.
As a result of the summer upheaval and some off-field issues, Vitoria started the season slowly and went out in the UEFA Europa Conference League qualifying stages, too. They are finishing the season with a flourish, though, and come into this on the back of four successive victories.
The visitors come into this on the back of a slender 1-0 win at home to Gil Vicente in their most recent outing, last weekend. That made it back-to-back 1-0 wins and three successive to nil victories. In what is a typically low-scoring league anyway, Vitoria are a good representation of that, notching just 34 goals in 33 games, despite managing to finish in the top five. They could fall to sixth this weekend, though, if they do lose at the Dragao and Arouca win at out of form Portimonense.
Regardless of what happens at the Estadio da Luz when Benfica host bottom-of-the-table and already relegated Santa Clara, Porto must be focused and intent on ensuring that they do not regret potentially missing any sort of opportunity presented to them. Their exceptional form since the end of February means they are already finishing the campaign with a flourish ahead of their Taca de Portugal final with Sporting Braga next weekend. Vitoria are finishing the season well with an extremely impressive defensive record. The visitors will be professional and be difficult to break down so it could well be a low-scoring encounter but, with their home advantage, Porto should still come out on top.
TIP: PORTO TO WIN AND UNDER 3.5 GOALS