Salzburg vs Vitoria Guimaraes
Competition: UEFA Europa League
Date: 23 November 2017
Kick-off: 19:00 CET
Salzburg have dropped points in the matches they were expected to do better (at Vitoria Guimaraes, and against Konyaspor at home, three weeks ago), but all in all, there is no doubt they have been the best team in the group so far, which is depicted on their top spot in the table. This is their golden opportunity to finish things off, beating Guimaraes at home, so as to travel to Marseille in two weeks without stressing over the result of that match. Last weekend they triumphed over Sturm Graz in Austria’s championship. They thrashed them 5-0 at home, an… incredible result, given that Sturm Graz were the leaders. Salzburg have now claimed top spot, leaving Sturm two points behind them. It’s interesting to note that they have lost just one official game since early May. They lost 1-0 at Sturm Graz on August 27.
Someone could say Vitoria Guimaraes took perfect advantage of the… weird situation Marseille got themselves into three weeks ago, after that unbelievable Patrice Evra incident (he kicked a Marseille fan on the face during warm-up, and got sent off). The Portuguese side won 1-0, their first win in the group, and a… kiss of life, since those three points have left them with chances of finishing in the top-2. They are hosting Konyaspor in two weeks, same day Marseille will be hosting Salzburg, meaning that if they get something from this game in Austria, they may have at least mathematical chances going into their last group match. Last weekend they beat Feirense 2-1 in a Portugal Cup match. In the championship they are 8th, having lost almost half their games so far.
Previous five matches:
Salzburg vs Sturm Graz 5-0
St. Pölten vs Salzburg 1-3
Salzburg vs Konyaspor 0-0
Salzburg vs Rheindorf Altach 2-0
Bad Gleichenberg vs Salzburg 0-3
Guimaraes vs Feirense 2-1
Guimaraes vs UD Oliveirense 1-4
Guimaraes vs Benfica 1-3
Guimaraes vs Marseille 1-0
Desportivo Aves vs Guimaraes 1-3
Salzburg’s next game is on Sunday, at Rapid Vienna (Austria Bundesliga). A day later, Guimaraes will be visiting Rio Ave (Portugal Primeira Liga).
Salzburg vs Vitoria Guimaraes: Head to head Stats
Their game earlier this season, was the first ever between these two.
Salzburg vs Vitoria Guimaraes: Prediction
Any other result but a Salzburg win will be a big surprise.
Salzburg vs Vitoria Guimaraes: Betting Tips
Salzburg’s win pays just 1.30. Seeing how great they have been doing defensively (they have conceded just one goal in their last five matches in all competitions), it may be worth adding a clean sheet as well. That makes their win pay a much better 2.00.
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