Vitoria Guimaraes vs Gil Vicente Match Preview and Prediction
Vitoria Guimaraes vs Gil Vicente: On Thursday night, Vitoria de Guimaraes will play Gil Vicente in the Taca de Portugal quarterfinals’ penultimate encounter at Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques. In the final four, the winner will face Santa Clara or Porto, who play on Wednesday.
Vitoria de Guimaraes are seeking their second Taca de Portugal trophy and are in the final eight for the first time since losing 1-0 to Benfica in the 2018-19 season. Os Vimaranense started this season with a 3-1 win over Moncarapachense, then defeated Vilaverdense 4-1 and Penafiel 1-0 at the start of the month.
Alvaro Pacheco’s team has 39 points in 20 matches and is one point behind Braga, who hold the fourth and final European qualification slot. The hosts won their 12th league match of the season last Saturday, beating Vizela 1-0 on the road.
They have only lost one match since the November international break, and that was against their opponents in this match just two weeks earlier. Still, Os Branquinhos will be confident heading into this match due to their strong home record this season, which includes six consecutive wins in all competitions and only two losses in 10 league games at home.
Gil Vicente hopes to win their first Taca de Portugal title this year after reaching the semi-finals in 2015-16, where they lost 5-0 to Porto on aggregate. In the past month, the visitors defeated FC Serpa (1-0) and Amarante (3-1) after coming from behind to overcome Os Belenenses 2-1 in the past three rounds.
The Roosters will be confident after beating this opponent 1-0 last month that they can reach the final four after exiting the competition in the fourth round in the last two seasons.
League leaders Benfica defeated Vitor Campelos’s side 3-0 last Saturday, ending a run of four matches unbeaten in all competitions, including three victories and a draw. Gil Vicente has only won one of their 10 league matches away this season, losing the other nine.
Vitoria Guimaraes vs Gil Vicente: Betting Analysis
Vitoria de Guimaraes will miss Cape Verde midfielder Telmo Arcanjo, who tore his cruciate ligament last May. Joao Silva scored the winner against Penafiel in the last round off the bench and may replace Nuno Santos in the starting 11.
Gil Vicente will welcome back Depu and Jonathan Buatu from the Africa Cup of Nations, where Angola lost to Nigeria in the quarterfinals. Kiko is out until March with a knee injury, while Stanislav Kritsyuk may miss the rest of the season.
Vitoria Guimaraes vs Gil Vicente: Head-to-Head
Who will win the match between Vitoria Guimaraes and Gil Vicente?
Vitoria has been extremely successful, and they currently own the third-best record in the league after Sporting and Benfica. Gil Vicente did manage to win a hard-fought victory against this opponent just a few weeks ago, but that triumph came on their home turf.
Now, they have to travel to Guimaraes, where Vitoria has been very good. Despite the fact that we anticipate a competitive matchup between these two teams, we are betting on the home team to advance to the next round of the game.