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Gil Vicente will be at Estádio do Dragão on Saturday for the Primeira Liga fixture with hosts Porto.
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Porto are hoping to win again following the 1-3 Champions League victory vs Shakhtar Donetsk.
In that match, Porto had 54% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 9 of them on target. For Porto, goals were scored by Galeno (8', 15') and Mehdi Taremi (29'). At the other end, Shakhtar Donetsk got 9 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Kevin Kelsy (13') was the scorer for Shakhtar Donetsk.
It has been seldom in recent times where Porto have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Porto have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 6 goals along the way. We shall soon see if that trend will be sustained into this next match.
Coming into this meeting, Porto are undefeated in their previous 8 league matches at home. A very good run at home.
Gil Vicente will go into this clash following on from a 5-3 Primeira Liga win in the defeat of Estoril in their last outing.
In that match, Gil Vicente managed 47% possession and 13 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. For Gil Vicente, the goals were scored by Pedro Tiba (9'), Maxime Dominguez (39'), Murilo (45'), Felix Correia (54') and Depú (56'). At the other end, Estoril got 23 shots at goal with 5 on target. Cassiano (51', 84') and João Marques (61') scored for Estoril.
Illustrating their partiality to productive matches, we’ve seen goals 23 times in the previous six matches in which Gil Vicente have taken to the field, yielding an average of 3.83 goals per clash. Opposing teams have hit 9 of those goals.
Pre-game facts show that Gil Vicente:
- remain unbeaten by Porto when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- have not won away from home in their last 8 matches in the league. Who knows how long it might last, too.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 24/10/2020 shows that Porto have won 4 of these games and Gil Vicente 1, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
In all, 13 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 9 of them from Dragões and 4 created by Gilistas. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.17.
The previous league encounter between these clubs was Primeira Liga match day 22 on 26/02/2023 when it finished Porto 1-2 Gil Vicente.
That day, Porto managed 40% possession and 11 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Mehdi Taremi (4').
On the other side, Gil Vicente got 9 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Murilo (45') and Fran Navarro (72') scored.
The referee was Rui Costa.
Team News: Porto
Gabriel Veron (Tear in the abductor muscle), Evanilson (Ankle Injury), Zaidu (Unknown Injury) and Iván Marcano (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) aren’t available for Porto gaffer Sérgio Conceição.
It’s our opinion that Dragões will possibly go for a 4-4-2 system, utilising Diogo Costa, Pepe, Pepe, Ivan Marcano, Zaidu Sanusi, Andre Franco, Stephen Eustaquio, Alan Varela, Wenderson Galeno, Mehdi Taremi and Antonio Martinez.
Team News: Gil Vicente
Gil Vicente boss Vítor Campelos has a number of players out of action. Ali Alipour (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Roan Wilson (Knee Injury) and Stanislav Kritsyuk (Unknown Injury) are not able to play.
We reckon that Gilistas could decide to play in a 4-3-3 formation, choosing Andrew, Ze Carlos, Gabriel Pereira, Ruben Fernandes, Leonardo Buta, Maxime Dominguez, Pedro Tiba, Kanya Fujimoto, Murilo, Depu and Felix Correia.
In this match, Gil Vicente are likely to get a goal against this Porto outfit, however it is unlikely to be as many as they’ll concede.
We are anticipating a very close game with a 2-1 victory for Porto at the end of this one. Should be a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio do Dragão (50,033)
Captain: Képler Pepe
Chairman: Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa
Manager: Sérgio Conceição
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 3, Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira (Final), Champions League (Group H)
⭐ Star Man: Toni Martínez
Typically taking to the field in the Striker position, Toni Martínez was born in Barrio del Progreso, Spain. After having played his first senior match for Oxford United in the 2016 - 2017 season, the dangerous Forward has scored 2 league goals in the Liga Portugal 2023 - 2024 season so far in a total of 4 appearances.