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Vitoria Guimaraes vs Celje Prediction, Betting Odds and Free Tips 03/08/2023

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Last week, Vitoria Guimaraes and Celje played out a seven-goal thriller in one of the best games of football in this year’s Europa Conference League qualifying. The Portuguese came out on top 4-3 and the side are now preparing to go up against each other once again in the second leg on Thursday night. Ahead of the fixture, we’ve put together some free tips and predictions that you might want to consider.

The Best Vitoria Guimaraes vs Celje Prediction and Picks

Vitoria Guimaraes to win

Last week, Vitoria Guimaraes found themselves 4-2 up with ten minutes left on the clock and manager, Moreno, may well have been thinking about who he could rest in the second leg. However, a 96th-minute goal from Celje reduced the scoreline to 4-3 which means the Portuguese outfit will be forced into playing their strongest eleven. Assuming they do that, then on paper they are far stronger than their Slovenian opponents and should run out as comfortable winners.

Over 2.5 goals

Last week, both teams played their part in a thrilling seven-goal contest and although we can’t promise that we’ll see that many goals again on Thursday night, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that at least three goals will go in. You have to go back nine games for the last time Celje took part in a match that saw less than three goals while four of Vitoria’s last six competitive outings have also seen at least three goals. Strap yourselves in for another goal-fest.

Vitoria Guimaraes to score first

As the home side, Vitoria Guimaraes are going to look to start quickly and Celje aren’t the type of team to sit in and play purely on the break. Last week, Celje scored after just one minute and although we aren’t expecting Vitoria to repeat that feat we do think they’ll get control of this one fairly quickly and get the first goal of the game.

Vitoria Guimaraes vs Celje: Goals galore

Vitoria Guimaraes

Vitoria Guimaraes are still yet to start their domestic campaign which means these Europa Conference qualifiers have been their only taste of competitive action since May. Last season, they finished sixth in the league which earned them passage through to this stage of the Europa Conference League and it’s now up to them to make it through to the group stages. A player to watch out for in this one is striker, Andre Silva, who will be looking to replicate his impressive performance last week.

Celje

Slovenian outfit, Celje, are slightly further advanced in their preparations than Vitoria in that they are already two games into the new Prva Liga season. They ended last season on a hot winning streak which secured them a second-place finish in the league which in turn brought them to this stage of qualifying. If they are to spring an upset on Thursday night, then Aljoša Matko will surely have to play a big part.

Riga vs Kecskemeti Odds, Form and Team H2H

Here is some key head-to-head data and the all-important betting odds for the fixture between Vitoria and Celje.

Head to Head

27/07/23

UEFA Conference League Qualifying UEFA

NK Celje

NK Celje

pt

Guimaraes

3

4

Last Five - Guimaraes

17/04/24

Portugal Cup Portugal

pt

FC Porto

pt

Guimaraes

3

1

L

13/04/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

pt

SC Farense

pt

Guimaraes

1

1

D

07/04/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

pt

FC Porto

pt

Guimaraes

1

2

W

03/04/24

Portugal Cup Portugal

pt

FC Porto

pt

Guimaraes

1

0

L

30/03/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Moreirense

Moreirense

pt

Guimaraes

0

1

W

Last Five - NK Celje

04/02/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

NK Aluminij

NK Aluminij

NK Celje

NK Celje

1

4

W

22/01/24

Club Friendly List Club

Pogon Szczecin

Pogon Szczecin

NK Celje

NK Celje

1

1

D

16/01/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

hr

NK Osijek

NK Celje

NK Celje

0

1

W

13/01/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Dinamo Zagreb

Dinamo Zagreb

NK Celje

NK Celje

2

0

L

16/12/23

Slovenia Prva Liga Slovenia

si

FC Koper

NK Celje

NK Celje

0

2

W

Vitoria Guimaraes vs Celje FAQs

Vitoria Guimaraes vs Celje prediction

Where will the match take place? The match will take place at the Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques.

What time is kick-off? The match will kick off at 20:15 UK time.

Who are the favourites to win? Vitoria are the favourites at 2/5.


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