After two consecutive defeats in Primeira, Portimonense bounced back in the best way possible in the last round, as they recorded a pretty convincing 1:5 away victory against Nacional.
As the result is saying, the guests were a completely dominant side in this clash, scoring two during the first part, and another three in the second, allowing the home side only a comforting one in the 68th minute, thus taking a valuable three points in this encounter in a match where they created really a lot.
Portimonense occupies the 13th spot on the table, having four points more than play-out placed Farense, and will definitely search for another three in the upcoming clash.
They miss central back Tagliapietra (3/0), and midfielders Sa (9/0) and Lucas Fernandes (7/0).
Guimaraes is visibly having some difficulties lately, as they are currently on four matches losing momentum, last time out at home against Tondela with a close 1:2 result.
The home side conceded first in the 27th minute but responded just twelve minutes later when Estupinan was effective. In the continuation, Guimaraes was by far a more aggressive team, but they paid the price of their lack of sharpness in the 77th, and maybe undeservedly walked away with empty hands out of this clash.
They are positioned at 6th place in the general standings, nine points in deficit compared to the European-placed Ferreira.
Right-backs Silvio (6/0) and Ouattara (8/0) are out. Midfielder Maddox (3/0) is injured and out for the guests too.
Way higher motive
Portimonense appeared more than well in their last encounter and carried by their latest success, I am positive that they have the means to win over Guimaraes here.
The situation on the table is telling us one thing, but the reality is completely different, as the guests are visibly struggling, and in my opinion, could have a difficult time matching the hosts. Supporting Portimonense is looking like a quite reasonable choice, with a more than the satisfying value, but I recommend medium stakes though.