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Moreirense arrive at Estádio Cidade de Barcelos on Sunday for the Primeira Liga meeting with home side Gil Vicente.
Our Gil Vicente v Moreirense predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (including the best match odds).
Gil Vicente will be looking for another win after a 0-2 Primeira Liga success versus Rio Ave.
In that game, Gil Vicente had 48% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 3 on target. For Gil Vicente, the scorers were João Talocha (76') and Samuel Lino (96'). At the other end, Rio Ave got 10 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
A common characteristic of more recent Gil Vicente games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
Taking their previous sextet of matches leading up to this one, in as many as 5 of them a bet on both teams scoring would've lost. Having said that, time will tell whether such a trend shall be replicated in this upcoming game or not.
Coming into this meeting, Gil Vicente haven't won against Moreirense in their last 6 league games.
In the game prior to this, Moreirense drew 1-1 in the Primeira Liga tie with Sporting Lisbon.
In that match, Moreirense had 40% possession and 5 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. The scorer for Moreirense was Walterson Silva (90'). Sporting CP got 10 shots on goal with 3 on target. Paulinho (20') was the scorer for Sporting Lisbon.
The stats tell the story, and Moreirense have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 8 goals overall. In defence, Os verdes e brancos can certainly do much better.
Ahead of this clash, Moreirense are undefeated by Gil Vicente when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head results stretching back to 24/02/2013 shows that these encounters have been pretty painful for Gil Vicente. They have not managed to get any wins at all while Moreirense have been dominant against them, winning in 67 per cent of those games where they have faced each other.
A combined sum of 14 goals were scored between them in this period, with 2 of them from Gilistas and 12 created by Os verdes e brancos. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
The last league clash featuring these clubs was Primeira Liga match day 9 on 05/12/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Moreirense 1-1 Gil Vicente.
On that day, Moreirense had 56% possession and 4 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
On the other side, Gil Vicente got 6 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Rúben Fernandes (61') and Dênis (80' Own goal) scored.
The referee was Miguel Nogueira.
Team News: Gil Vicente
Miullen (Knee Injury) and Alaa Abbas (Ankle Injury) won’t be able to feature for Gil Vicente boss Ricardo Soares.
Team News: Moreirense
Moreirense manager Vasco Seabra has to choose a team with limited availability. Sori Mané (Unknown Injury), Pedro Amador (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Pedro Nuno (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be making appearances.
We feel that Moreirense will have to work hard as a team to break down this Gil Vicente outfit who we reckon will emerge victorious.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 victory for Gil Vicente when the referee blows for full-time.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Cidade de Barcelos (12,032)
Captain: Rúben Fernandes
Chairman: Francisco Dias da Silva
Manager: Ricardo Soares
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 10
⭐ Key Player: Lourency
Regularly deployed in the Left Wing position, Lourency was born in João Lisboa, Brazil. Having made a first senior appearance for Chapecoense in the 2016 season, the dangerous Forward has contributed 3 league goals in this Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 25 appearances.