Konyaspor hosts Vitoria Guimaraes in a match from Group I of the Europa League
Konyaspor hosts Vitoria Guimaraes in a match from Group I of the Europa League. Here are our soccer betting predictions for this clash in Turkey.
Konyaspor gave their all, but they were unable to avoid losing to Olympique Marseille in the first round of the Europa League group stages. It was kind of expected result, because Marseille are arguably the big favourite in this group. And it’s always hard to play at the legendary Velodrome.
But you can be sure that Konyaspor will show a great motivation to do good in this group, just as any other Turkish club. They will fight with their all for qualifying for the next round and we are sure that they will show this ambition during the home game against Vitoria Guimaraes.
The Portuguese team started its participation in the tournament with a draw – a 1-1 at home against Red Bull Salzburg. The Austrian club was a slight favourite in this game, but Guimaraes showed that they will not be just observers in this group, if anyone thought so.
Konyaspor are not in their best possible shape when we talk about their position in the Turkish Super Lig. They are currently 14th in the league standings, which is dissapointing for them. Before winning in the last round of the league, they were in a run of three consecutive defeats.
As for Vitoria Guimaraes, the Portuguese club is currently 8th in the domestic Primeira Liga. They have won two of their last three matches, including the last one against Maritimo at home.
Because of the atmosphere in Turkey and how difficult it is to play on Turkish grounds, Konyaspor are slight favourites in this game. But don’t be too quick to write off the Portuguese team, that’s our advice during our soccer betting predictions for this clash.