Match Preview: Santa Clara 2-2 Vitoria Guimaraes Prediction and Betting Tips | Primeira Liga

Santa Clara – Vitoria Guimaraes betting tips for today, July 24, 2020

Football: PORTUGAL: Primeira Liga – Round 34
Kick-off: 19:00 Santa Clara – Vitoria Guimaraes
Tip: Under 3.5 Goals
Odds: 1.43
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 2:2 LOST

Match Preview and Predictions

  • Santa Clara come into this game hoping to regain some momentum after winning just one of their last five Primeira Liga (LPFP) outings (D1, L3), with each of those losses coming via a 1-0 scoreline. Significantly, their 2-2 away draw in their last LPFP outing ended a run of four straight league fixtures in which only one side scored.
  • This game could witness some late drama though, as at least one goal has been scored after the 70th minute in each of Santa Clara’s last seven home league fixtures. However, the fact they have lost four of the five LPFP home games in which they started as betting outsiders is concerning.
  • For their part, Vitória Guimarães are on a run of six straight LPFP matches without a draw (W3, L3), with five of those seeing the victorious side on the day score first. Notably, all but one of their last five league games witnessed only one side score and under 2.5 goals.
  • Unbeaten in 90.91% of the away league games they’ve entered as betting favourites this campaign (W5, D5, L1), ‘Os Vimaranenses’ know how important scoring first could be. That’s because they haven’t lost any of the six top-flight away games in which they netted the opening goal (W4, D2).
  • Players to watch: Carlos Carvalho has been Santa Clara’s last goalscorer in each of the eight competitive games to see him score this term.
  • Own-goals excluded, Guimarães’ joint-top scorer Bruno Duarte has scored the opening goal in six of the last seven league matches in which he’s found the net.
  • Stat attack: Santa Clara have scored 56.35% of their home league goals from the 61st minute onwards.
  • Only two of Guimarães’ 16 top-flight away matches saw them lead at the break (HT: W2, D8, L6).
  • Only one of the last ten competitive H2Hs saw goals at both ends.
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