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Paços de Ferreira visit Estádio Cidade de Barcelos on Friday for the Primeira Liga showdown with home team Gil Vicente.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Gil Vicente v Paços de Ferreira game (including the best match odds).
Gil Vicente will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 1-0 Primeira Liga loss in their previous game against Belenenses.
In that game, Gil Vicente managed 61% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Belenenses got 7 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Marco Matias (88') scored for Belenenses.
In their last six fixtures, Vítor Oliveira's Gil Vicente have scored 10 times giving them an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.67.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Gil Vicente:
- are unbeaten in the league by Paços de Ferreira in their previous 5 matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
Paços de Ferreira
Paços de Ferreira head into the match following on from a 2-1 Primeira Liga win versus Portimonense in their last outing.
In that match, Paços de Ferreira had 40% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. For Paços de Ferreira, the scorers were Bruno Santos (7'), Marcelo (17' Own goal) and Denilson Junior (41'). At the other end, Portimonense had 9 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
Paços de Ferreira have been good when going forward leading up to this encounter, having scored 10 goals in their previous 6 matches. While their manager Pedro Pêpa will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Os Castores have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 6 of those same matches. Putting that to one side, time will tell if that trend might persist in this game.
Analysis of their past results shows that Paços de Ferreira:
- have not beaten Gil Vicente when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 29/03/2013 shows that Gil Vicente have won 3 of these and Paços de Ferreira 1, with the tally of drawn games being 2.
A total of 13 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 8 for Gilistas and 5 for Os Castores. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.17.
The last league game between these sides was Primeira Liga match day 17 on 19/01/2020 and the score finished Paços de Ferreira 0-0 Gil Vicente.
On that day, Paços de Ferreira had 53% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
On the other side, Gil Vicente had 10 attempts at goal with 4 on target.
The referee was Manuel Mota.
Team News: Gil Vicente
There’s just the lone fitness concern for the Gil Vicente manager Vítor Oliveira to be concerned with from an otherwise fully-primed squad. Henrique Gomes (Unknown Injury) is sidelined.
It’s our opinion that Gilistas will possibly use a 4-2-3-1 system with Denis, Rúben Fernandes, Rodrigão, Ygor Nogueira, Alex Pinto, João Afonso, William Soares da Silva, Ruben Ribeiro, Bozhidar Kraev, Lourency and Sandro Lima.
Team News: Paços de Ferreira
Owing to a fully injury-free group to choose from, Paços de Ferreira manager Pedro Pêpa doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report coming into this game.
From our viewpoint, Os Castores will likely elect for a 4-2-3-1 formation, choosing Ricardo Ribeiro, Bruno Santos, Marco Baixinho, Maracás, Oleg Reabciuk, Mohamed Diaby, Stephen Eustáquio, João Amaral, Pedrinho, Adriano Castanheira and Denilson.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Paços de Ferreira might have a difficult job to register a score against this Gil Vicente lineup who will likely get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a 1-0 winning margin for Gil Vicente when the referee blows for full-time.
Let’s see how it plays out.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Cidade de Barcelos (12,032)
Captain: Rúben Fernandes
Chairman: Francisco Dias da Silva
Manager: Vítor Oliveira
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 9
🔑 Key Man: Sandro Lima
Generally taking up the Striker position, Sandro Lima was born in Brazil. After having played his first senior match for Rio Ave in the 2013 - 2014 season, the skilful Forward has accumulated 10 league goals in this Primeira Liga 2019 - 2020 season so far from a total of 32 appearances.