Match date: 02 Jan 2016
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Portugal Football
| Stake: 8/10
| Pick: 2
| Match result:
0-1 - Won
Guimaraes currently occupies 9th position at the table in Portugal first league, they didn't impressed with their performances in this campaign and now will host Benfica in 15th round. Previous season they ended at 5th place at the table and were playing in Europa league qualifications but didn't managed to find their placement and in third round were eliminated by Austrian Altach. Guimaraes are playing in variable form in this season and they must try to fin consistency in their game, in previous round they achieved narrow victory over Estoril on the road while before that suffered one defeat and achieved two more victories in league. It seems that they improved their shape but it will be very hard for them to achieve positive outcome now against one of the strongest teams in Portugal. Guimares scored 16 goals in previous 14 rounds but they must improve their defense since conceded 20 goals. They have negative record in duels against Benfica, in last five matches they suffered three defeats, got one draw and celebrated only once, three seasons ago. They will for sure give their best to achieve positive outcome but it will be very hard against strong Benfica.
Benfica on the other side is currently at 3rd position with five points less than league leaders Porto. They are coming here after victory in League Cup over Nacional 1:0, while before that achieved two victories and got one draw in league. After they won the title in Portugal in previous season Benfica also son direct placement int Champions league and after six rounds managed to reach knockout stage as 2nd placed team in group C, behind Atletico Madrd. Benfica is in good shape in this season and for sure will achieve good results if continue with performances like so far. They managed to score 34 goals so far in league and currently are most effective team while conceded 10 and their defense is also one of the bests in league. Benfica is doing good job in all competitions and for sure will give their best to achieve another victory and continue with good results in order to try to defend a title. They have successful first part of the season and for sure will try to continue in the same manner and achieve victory in first match in 2016.
Guimaraes is not in the best shape, they are struggling to fin their form and for sure will be very hard to achieve positive outcome against very strong opponents while Benfica is in good shape, they must go for a victory in order to keep up with league leaders Porto and I believe that Benfica will achieve another three points here.