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Braga make the trip to Estádio Cidade de Barcelos on Sunday for the Primeira Liga clash with home side Gil Vicente.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Gil Vicente v Braga are shown on this page (plus the best game odds).
Gil Vicente, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 0-1 Primeira Liga triumph vs Marítimo.
In that match, Gil Vicente had 42% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for Gil Vicente was Samuel Lino (34'). On the other side, Marítimo got 9 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
Ricardo Soares's Gil Vicente have hit the target a sum total of 5 times in their prior 6 outings. The comparative number of goals that have been scored against them in those same fixtures stands at 8.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Gil Vicente:
- haven't won against Braga in their last 6 league games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 3 league matches.
In the game prior to this, Braga drew 1-1 in the Primeira Liga tie with Paços de Ferreira.
In that game, Braga had 66% possession and 11 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for Braga was Galeno (78'). Paços de Ferreira had 13 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. João Pedro (26') was the scorer for Paços de Ferreira.
Over the course of 5 of the past 6 clashes involving Braga, a notably low volume of goals have been struck between them and their opposition. The overall average number of goals per game during that period comes to just 1.5, with the number of goals averaged by Os Arcebispos equalling 0.67. Let’s find out whether or not that trend can be continued on here.
Their past results show that Braga:
- have not lost to Gil Vicente when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
Delving into their past head to head results stretching back to 09/02/2014 reveals that these fixtures have been a source of anguish for Gil Vicente. They have not been able to register any victories at all while Braga have been the better of the two, running out winners in 67% of those match-ups.
A sum of 16 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 4 of them from Gilistas and 12 netted by Os Arcebispos. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
The last league encounter featuring these sides was Primeira Liga match day 15 on 26/01/2021 when it ended Braga 1-0 Gil Vicente.
On that occasion, Braga managed 62% possession and 13 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. The scorer was Iuri Medeiros (73').
Gil Vicente got 6 attempts at goal with 0 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Manuel Oliveira.
Team News: Gil Vicente
Miullen (Knee Injury) and Alaa Abbas (Ankle Injury) are not available for Gil Vicente manager Ricardo Soares.
Team News: Braga
Braga manager Carlos Carvalhal has a number of players out of action. Francisco Moura (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), David Carmo (Ankle Fracture) and Iuri Medeiros (Knee Injury) are not able to play.
We’re of the view that Gil Vicente are dangerous enough to find the back of the net against this Braga lineup, but one goal probably won’t be as many as they’ll concede.
We can see a narrow 1-2 victory for Braga after the 90.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 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 13
🔑 Star Man: Pedro Marques
Mostly deployed in the Striker position, Pedro Marques was born in Lisbon, Portugal. After having played his first senior match for FC Dordrecht in the 2019 - 2020 season, the skilful Forward has managed 4 league goals in the Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 13 appearances.