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The Primeira Liga game at Estádio Cidade de Barcelos on Saturday sees home team Gil Vicente facing Santa Clara.
All Gil Vicente v Santa Clara match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (including the best match odds).
Gil Vicente won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 4-1 Primeira Liga loss in their previous game against Portimonense.
In that game, Gil Vicente managed 59% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The scorer for Gil Vicente was Samuel Lino (26'). Portimonense had 11 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Maurício Antônio (1'), Jafar Salmani (33'), Aylton (72') and Beto (85') scored for Portimonense.
It has been all too rare in recent games where Gil Vicente have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Gilistas have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, letting in 11 goals during that time. Historical results aside, it remains to be seen if such a trend shall be maintained in this upcoming game or not.
Their prior results show that Gil Vicente:
- haven't lost in the league to Santa Clara in their previous 2 matches.
- have not won against Santa Clara in their previous 5 league games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 5 league games. Fans are getting restless.
Since tasting defeat last time out to Braga in Primeira Liga action, Santa Clara and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, Santa Clara had 53% possession and 8 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. For their opponents, SC Braga had 8 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Cristian Borja (10') scored for Braga.
The numbers tell their own story, and Santa Clara have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 6 goals in total. Defensively, Os Açoreanos can certainly do much better.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Santa Clara:
- remain undefeated by Gil Vicente when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A glance at their past head to head meetings dating back to 12/02/2017 shows us that Gil Vicente have won 1 of these games and Santa Clara 3, with the number of draws being 2.
An aggregate of 12 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 5 of them for Gilistas and 7 for Os Açoreanos. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.
The last league match featuring the two was Primeira Liga match day 3 on 03/10/2020 which ended up with the score at Santa Clara 0-0 Gil Vicente.
In that game, Santa Clara managed 51% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
Gil Vicente had 7 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
The referee was Iancu Vasilica.
Team News: Gil Vicente
Regarding absentees, there’s just the sole fitness concern for the Gil Vicente gaffer Ricardo Soares to contend with thanks to an otherwise robust squad. Miullen (Knee Injury) won’t play.
Team News: Santa Clara
Santa Clara manager Daniel Ramos has to choose a team with limited availability. Cristian González (Unknown Injury) and Júlio Romão (Knee Injury) will not be playing here.
We are of the inclination to think that Santa Clara and Gil Vicente should play out a closely-fought contest here.
It’s looking like it could well end up as a draw. We’re therefore seeing a tight encounter with a 1-1 score draw at the end of this game.
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: Ricardo Soares
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 16
🔑 Star Player: Samuel Lino
Customarily taking to the field in the Right Wing position, Samuel Lino was born in Santo André, Brazil. Having made a first senior appearance for Gil Vicente in the 2019 - 2020 season, the skilful Forward has bagged 5 league goals in the Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 18 appearances.