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The Primeira Liga fixture at Estádio Cidade de Barcelos on Saturday sees home team Gil Vicente take on Rio Ave.
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Gil Vicente will be looking for an improved result here after a 0-1 Primeira Liga defeat in their last game at the hands of Rio Ave.
In that match, Gil Vicente managed 59% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. On the other side, Rio Ave got 4 shots on goal with 2 on target. Guga Rodrigues (45') scored for Rio Ave.
It has been seldom in recent times that Gil Vicente haven’t conceded. The facts show that Gil Vicente have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 11 goals during that time.
Pre-game facts show that Gil Vicente:
- are unbeaten in the league by Rio Ave in their last 3 matches.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league games.
The stats tell the story, and Rio Ave have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 11 goals overall. In defence, Rio Ave have some weaknesses to address. Such a trend might not follow through into this next game, though.
Their past results show that Rio Ave:
- have left without a victory over Gil Vicente when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 06/12/2014 shows us that Gil Vicente have won 3 of them and Rio Ave 1, with the tally of drawn matches being 2.
6 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 5 from Gilistas and 1 being from Rio Grande . The average goals per game has been 1.
The previous league fixture between these clubs was Primeira Liga match day 25 on 03/04/2021 when it ended Rio Ave 0-2 Gil Vicente.
In that match, Rio Ave had 52% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
Gil Vicente got 8 shots at goal with 3 on target. João Talocha (76') and Samuel Lino (96') scored.
The referee was Hélder Malheiro.
Team News: Gil Vicente
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just a single fitness concern for the Gil Vicente manager Ivo Vieira to be concerned with due to a largely intact squad. Stanislav Kritsyuk (Knee Injury) will miss out.
It seems likely that Gilistas could make use of the 4-3-3 formation, beginning the first half with Andrew, Danilo Veiga, Lucas Ferrugem, Tomas Araujo, Adrian Marin, Pedro Tiba, Carvalho, Kanya Fujimoto, Juan Boselli, Fran and Mizuki Arai.
Team News: Rio Ave
In an otherwise available group, there is just a single fitness worry for the Rio Ave manager Luís Freire to be concerned with. Junio (Fibula Fracture) misses out for this game.
We’re of the thinking that Rio Grande will likely utilise a 4-1-3-2 formation, giving starts to Jhonatan, Costinha, Josue, Aderllan Santos, Pedro Amaral, A. Oudrhiri Idrissi, Guga, Miguel Baeza, Paulo Vitor, Abdul-Aziz Yakubu and Emmanuel Boateng.
We’re inclined to think that Rio Ave will have to work hard as a team to be putting a goal past this Gil Vicente outfit who we think will be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
That’s why our selection here is for a good tussle with a 1-0 win for Gil Vicente after 90 minutes.
Looking forward to this.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Cidade de Barcelos (12,032)
Captain: Rúben Fernandes
Chairman: Francisco Dias da Silva
Manager: Ivo Vieira
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 11, Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round)
⭐ Key Man: Fran Navarro
Regularly played in the Striker position, Fran Navarro was born in Valencia, Spain. After having made a senior debut playing for Gil Vicente in the 2021 - 2022 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored 3 league goals in the Liga Portugal 2022 - 2023 campaign to date from a total of 6 appearances.