What has been Benfica and Vitoria Guimaraes' form ahead of this game?
Benfica makes it to this match after winning only one of their last four games. The team Nelson Verissimo inherited from Bruno Lage has struggled ever since they returned to action after the coronavirus pause, winning only two of their seven matches sinche the league resumed. Their last game ended in a one-all draw against Famalicao, and in the event of a loss or a draw here, they would see arch rivals Porto claiming the title.
Vitoria Guimaraes has also struggled since the restart of the league, as they have won two out of their seven games. Added to that, Ivo Vieira's men have drawn three and lost two more. The team's last game ended in a heart-breaking 2-1 loss, which left them four points behind Rio Ave in their quest to play European competitions next season.
What is Benfica and Vitoria Guimaraes' position in the Primeira Liga?
Benfica enters this game in second place of the Portuguese Primeira Liga, product of their 21 wins, five draws, and five losses. The team coached by Nelson Verissimo has lost some of its thunder in front of goal, as they have been leapfrogged by Porto as the most prolific team in front of goal. Pizzi and Carlos Vinicius are level as the team's top scorers with seventeen goals apiece.
Vitoria Guimaraes makes it to Estadio Da Luz in seventh place of the competition. Ivo Vieira's men have won twelve games, drawn ten, and lost nine of their 31 matches. So far, Vitoria has scored 50 goals this season, with Joao Teixeira and Bruno Duarte sharing top scorer honors, as they have each scored eight times.
Benfica vs Vitoria Guimaraes - Who's in and who's out
Benfica: Injured: Alejandro Grimaldo. Doubtful: Adel Taarabt.
Vitoria Guimaraes: Injured: Valerii Bondarenko.
Benfica vs Vitoria Guimaraes - Head-to-head stats
Benfica enters this clash on a six-game streak without a loss in all comps against Vitoria.
Vitoria Guimaraes has not beaten Benfica in a league game in over eight years. Their last victory against the Eagles took place on February 20, 2012 with a 1-0 score for the black and white side.
Benfica has kept a clean sheet in four of their last six meetings against Vitoria (all comps).
The first game of the season between these teams ended in a one-nil win for Benfica back in January.
Benfica has outscored Vitoria Guimaraes 15-4 in their last six games at Estadio Da Luz.
Broadcast info - Benfica vs Vitoria Guimaraes
In Portugal: Benfica TV, Sport TV LIVE.
In the U.S.: GolTV Espanol, GOLTV, Fanatiz USA, Benfica TV INT..
In the U.K.: LiveScore App, Benfica TV INT., FreeSports TV UK.
In Germany: DAZN, sportdigital.
In Mexico: ESPN2 Norte, ESPN Play Norte.
In Argentina: FOX Play Sur, FOX Sports 2 Cono Sur, Fox Sports 2 Argentina, ESPN Play Sur.
Benfica vs Vitória Guimarães Broadcast Information
Stadium: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (da Luz) (Lisboa)
France: RMC Sport en direct, Benfica TV INT., RMC Sport 2
Germany: DAZN, sportdigital
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport Voetbal
Portugal: Sport TV LIVE, Benfica TV
Spain: Eurosport 2 Spain, DAZN
Turkey: S Sport 2, S Sport+
United Kingdom: Benfica TV INT., LiveScore App, FreeSports TV UK
United States: Benfica TV INT., GOLTV, fuboTV, GolTV Espanol, Fanatiz USA