He is the leader of the Portuguese Championship, with 42 points, only 2 more than the main Sporting Lisbon follower.
He makes a very good championship with 13 victories and 3 draws, with Sporting and Aves away and Benfica on his own.
It comes after a 2: 1 victory, on the Feirense team’s ground, in an extremely difficult game where they entered the booths with an equal score of 1: 1, after Aboubakar’s goal and the Rocha defender’s reply, Felipe’s victory for the guests in the 75th minute, to be eliminated in the 80th minute after receiving the second yellow card.
Central defender Felipe is suspended for this match, as well as central midfielder Hector Herrera, while offensive midfielder Otavio is injured.
Right back Diego Dolot was summoned from the second team to join the first team for this confrontation with Guimaraes.
It occupies the 7th position in the Primeira Liga, with 23 points and a negative goal with only 19 goals scored and 25 received.
It comes after two consecutive defeats in the championship, which preceded a series of 3 wins, 2 of these 3 wins being won and one on their own.
He comes after an equalizing result in the Portuguese Cup, on the Moreirense team’s ground, score 3: 3, striker Paolo Hurtado realizing double in this match.
There are more players unavailable for this match, the central defender, captain Pedrao is injured, the left defender Joao Vigario is suspended, midfielder Celis and Wakaso are injured, as well as striker David Texeira.
Porto has won 4 out of the previous 5 direct meetings in all competitions, Guimaraes managed to impose once, a year ago, on his own field, score 1: 0.
The two teams have recently met in Taca de Portugal, with Porto putting on their own with a 4: 0 goal, the goals of that game being scored by striker Aboubakar and midfielders Pereira and Andre, the latter signing a double.
My tip: Porto vs Guimaraes
In spite of the betting odds, it will not be an easy match for the host team, Guimaraes being a good team of the championship that has participated in the Europa League Groups this season.
Surely, the absences from both teams will influence the quality of the game, Guimaraes being more affected than Porto, having several important absences, so I will not bet on a goal bet.
Porto won the first half and eventually won 6 of the eight games played on his own train in the championship, with Aboubakar being the first ever white-blue player to score for Porto.