Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes have a tough task trying to come back from a 3-1 loss to Hajduk Split in the first leg of their third round tie of the Europa Conference League. Guimaraes will be at home for this game and are banking on a good run at home to help them overturn this. They are unbeaten in five home games as things stand and they have three straight wins heading into the game. In their last five home matches they’ve conceded just one goal. In their only home match in the Conference League, Guimaraes thrashed Puskas 3-0. They need a similar result to take control of this tie.
Hajduk Split have a good lead but advancing to the next stage is not given. They will have to call on their recent form to advance. Going into this game, they have three straight wins, and having scored two or more in each of them will build the needed confidence. Hajduk Split have actually failed to score in just one of their last five matches, and here they carry three clean sheets in those five matches. Their run away from home isn’t bad either; they have three wins in five, and have scored two or more goals in four. In their last three away matches, Hajduk Split have kept three clean sheets though they failed to score in one of them.
Both these sides have good runs coming into this game; Hajduk Split are doing well away from home while Guimaraes have a good run at home. As it stands, Hajduk Split have the advantage and while they have a good scoring run, they will have to cope with Guimaraes’ scoring run too. The hosts are expected to give this gane a strong start and this may pay off, with Hajduk Split more inclined towards defending, so back Guimaraes to win.