Vitoria Guimaraes v Ventspils Betting Tips: 1 win both halves, 2019-08-14

Europa League Tips

Europa League
Wednesday 14th August 2019
Kickoff: 1700hrs
Pick: Guimaraes win both halves
Bookmaker: William Hill
Odds: 1.73 (odds taken at 00:26 GMT, 14 August 2019)

1 X 2
2.30 3.64 2.91

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on August 14, 2019 at 00:26)

Wednesday night brings us the 2nd legs of the 3rd qualifying round in the Europa League and our next preview features a clash between Portuguese side, Vitoria Guimaraes, and Latvian outfit, Ventspils as the betting tips continue at the Estádio Dom Afonso Henriques.

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Vitoria Guimaraes Prediction – Can Guimaraes see out 2nd leg?

The prospects of this happening are very high as the Portuguese hosts recorded an easy 3-0 win away from home in last week’s 1st leg.

The chances of a home win here in this return leg in Portugal are further enhanced by the fact that Guimaraes are currently enjoying an impressive winning streak.

A sequence of 7 wins on the trot in all competitions mean that Wednesday night’s hosts will be bubbling with confidence here.

3 pre-season friendly wins on the trot against Desportivo Aves, Famalicao and Rio Ave have been followed by impressive wins in the Europa League.

In the previous round of the Europa League, Vitoria Guimaraes recorded a convincing 5-0 aggregate win against Luxembourg outfit, Jeunesse d’Esch.

A 3-0 win away at Ventspils in last week’s 1st leg saw the trend continue, while in between times, Guimaraes registered a 1-0 win at Feirense in the Taca da Liga.

In addition, Guimaraes have kept clean sheets in 6 of these last 7 victories too, so they’ll no doubt be keen to record another shut-out in this 2nd leg.


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Ventspils Prediction – Can Legia Warsaw still qualify?

Prior to last week’s heavy 3-0 defeat to Vitoria Guimaraes in the 1st leg, Ventspils had put together a useful 4-match unbeaten run.

This sequence included back-to-back wins against Maltese club, Gzira United, in the Europa League and Daugavpils, in 4-0 and 3-0 wins respectively.

The visitors also gained 2-2 draws at home to Valmeira in the Virsliga and away at Gzira United in the 2nd leg in their previous round of the Europa League.

Overall form away from home though is in sharp contrast to the previous results as Ventspils have managed just 2 wins out of their last 12 matches in all competitions.

These rare wins were registered away from home at Daugavpils and Jelgava in the Latvian Virsliga, but there have also been 8 defeats too.

This slump in form on the road has also extended to Ventspils’s Europa League campaigns as the visitors are without a win in their last 6 ties away from home.

4 defeats from these last 6 ties on the road in this competition therefore make Wednesday night’s trip to an in-form Vitoria Guimaraes a tough prospect.


Key-Facts – Guimaraes v Ventspils

  • Vitoria Guimaraes have won their last 7 matches on the trot in all competitions
  • Vitoria Guimaraes have kept 6 clean sheets out of these last 7 matches
  • Ventspils are without an away win in the Europa League from their last 6 matches


Betting Tips Verdict

Vitoria Guimaraes are firmly in the driving seat here and should win both halves of this 2nd leg tie.