19:45 GMT 05 August 2017
The Benfica vs. Guimaraes match will be played on Saturday, August 5, at the Municipal de Aveiro Stadium, Aveiro. This is the Portuguese Super Cup final, between the champion Benfica and the cup finalist Vitoria Guimaraes.
In their previous ten meetings, Benfica recorded nine victories, while only one match ended in a draw. Their last game was played in the Portuguese Cup final, where Benfica celebrated a 2:1 victory.
Benfica had a disastrous summer - Arsenal defeated them by 5:2, they were even beaten against Hull City, while Young Boys hammered them by 5:1! Of course, they didn't have a full team at their disposal in many of those games, but the players who played didn't show enough quality to play for Benfica this season. They will enter the first competitive game of the season with a low self-confidence level, but they will also play against the team which didn't defeat them for a long time. It is crucial for them to start the season with a victory and a new trophy.
Latest matches: Benfica Lisbon
|30.07.2017||Emir||RB Leipzig||Benfica Lisbon||2:0||L|
|29.07.2017||Emir||Arsenal FC||Benfica Lisbon||5:2||L|
|22.07.2017||Club||Benfica Lisbon||Hull City||0:1||L|
|20.07.2017||Club||Benfica Lisbon||Betis Sevilla||2:1||W|
|15.07.2017||Uhre||Benfica Lisbon||Young Boys Bern||1:5||L|
Guimaraes was thrilled with the season after it ended, although they failed to win the cup final against Benfica. Now they will have another opportunity to win a trophy, the task which isn't easy, but excellent results in the summer friendly games gave them a glimpse of hope.
Latest matches: Vitoria Guimaraes
|26.07.2017||Club||Vitoria Guimaraes||Sporting CP||3:0||W|
|23.07.2017||Club||Vitoria Guimaraes||FC Porto||0:2||L|
|19.07.2017||Club||CD Feirense||Vitoria Guimaraes||1:3||W|
|28.05.2017||Taca||Benfica Lisbon||Vitoria Guimaraes||2:1||L|
|20.05.2017||Prim||Vitoria Guimaraes||CD Feirense||0:1||L|
Benfica is the favorite to win this match, and we expect to see more than 2.5 goals scored.
05 August 2017 - 19:45 GMT
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