Porto will play on Thursday, December 14, a place in the quarterfinals of the Portuguese Cup in its 2017/2018 version. It will receive, in the stadium of the Dragon, the Vitória de Guimarães complementing the schedule of the quarterfinals. The start of the match is scheduled for 18:15 (Brasilia time).
Porto’s recent performance
Porto does very well on all its fronts. In the Portuguese Championship, leads the dispute with 36 points (11 wins and three draws). It is the same score of Sporting, which ends up in second place when the tiebreaker criteria are used. After all, Porto has the best attack (36 goals) and the lowest defense (five goals) in the tournament.
In the European Champion Clubs’ Cup, the club also secured a place in the last 16 by beating Monaco 5-2 in the final round of the group stage. Now they will face Liverpool in a game scheduled for February.
In the Portuguese Cup, he won his first two matches. In the opening, already in the third phase, thrashed the Lusitano by 6 to 0 in the house of the rival. In the fourth stage, at home, had a little more work, but dispatched the Portimonense scoring 3 to 2.
The only low point of the season has been in the League Cup of Portugal. Porto stumbled on their debut in the competition by drawing with Rio Ave, with whom they shared second place in Group D. The leader is Leixões. Only the champion of each key advances to dispute the title. The situation, however, is not irreversible. Porto still have two more games to play (one more than Leixões) and is in a position to take first place.
The current form of Vitória de Guimarães
Guimarães also opened their Portuguese Cup participation in the third round. Goleou, away from home, Vasco da Gama, 6-1. Then, at home, eliminated Feirense by scoring 2-1.
However, it can not repeat success in other tournaments. On Thursday, December 7, he was drawn 1-1 at home by Konyaspor and was eliminated from the Europa League. With five points (one win, two draws and three defeats) was in the fourth and last position of group I.
In the League Cup, his situation is more delicate than that of Porto. After two of the three games planned, he is in the last position of group C with a point (a draw and a loss). To achieve classification depends on an improbable combination of results.
In the Portuguese Championship has failed to stand out, but managed to settle comfortably in the first half of the standings. With 23 points (seven wins, two draws and five losses) he is in seventh place.
History of the matches Porto and Vitória de Guimarães
Porto have won their last four matches against Guimarães. The most recent was in the current season. Made 2-0 in friendly.
Well more consistent and technically superior, Porto is the best guessing option in the match this Thursday by the Portuguese Cup. Has a prize of 1.20 in Rivalo. Draw shows return of 6.00 and successful visitor yields 13.00 per real invested.