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The Primeira Liga meeting at Estádio Cidade de Barcelos on Monday sees home side Gil Vicente go up against Paços de Ferreira.
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Gil Vicente head into this fixture coming off the back of a 0-0 Primeira Liga drawn match vs Paços de Ferreira.
It’s been all too rare in recent times where Gil Vicente have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Gil Vicente have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 13 goals along the way.
Paços de Ferreira
In 5 of the past 6 games featuring Paços de Ferreira, a comparatively low number of goals have been scored between them and their opponents. The overall average goals scored per game within that spell comes to a mere 2.33, with the average goals for Os Castores being 0.67. While that may be of interest, we will just have to wait and see whether that trend might persist here in this match.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 19/01/2020 shows us that Gil Vicente have won 2 of them and Paços de Ferreira 1, with the tally of draws being 3.
14 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 8 of them from Gilistas and 6 being from Os Castores. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
The previous league encounter between these sides was Primeira Liga match day 31 on 23/04/2022 and the score finished Gil Vicente 1-1 Paços de Ferreira.
On that occasion, Gil Vicente managed 48% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Their only player to score was Fran Navarro (73').
Paços de Ferreira had 10 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Antunes (52') scored.
The match was refereed by Rui Costa.
Team News: Gil Vicente
Stanislav Kritsyuk (Knee Injury) and Murilo de Souza (Achilles tendon problems) won’t be playing for Gil Vicente gaffer Ivo Vieira.
It’s our opinion that Gilistas may well line up in a 4-3-3 formation in the match, beginning the first half with Andrew, Danilo Veiga, Ruben Fernandes, Lucas Ferrugem, Henrique Gomes, Matheus Bueno, Carvalho, Kanya Fujimoto, Juan Boselli, Fran and Kevin Villodres.
Team News: Paços de Ferreira
Paços de Ferreira manager César Peixoto has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Jorge Silva (Knee Injury), João Vigário (Unknown Injury) and Dor Jan (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are those who can’t be considered.
We reckon that Os Castores might elect for a 4-2-3-1 system, choosing Jordi, Juan Delgado, Pedro Ganchas, Nuno Lima, Antunes, Rui Pires, Luiz Carlos, Ze Uilton, Nicolas Gaitan, Nigel Thomas and Arthur Sales.
Our feeling is that Paços de Ferreira are certainly able to break down this Gil Vicente side, however that may not quite be as many as they’ll concede.
We can see a narrow 2-1 win for Gil Vicente after the 90. Let’s see what happens here.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 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: Ivo Vieira