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Sporting Lisbon will be facing away team Gil Vicente at Estádio José Alvalade in this Primeira Liga clash on Saturday.
View all of the Sporting Lisbon v Gil Vicente predictions, poll and stats below - plus the latest match odds.
Sporting Lisbon will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 2-1 Primeira Liga losing effort in their last game against Benfica.
In that match, Sporting Lisbon had 53% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer for Sporting Lisbon was Andraž Šporar (69'). For their opponents, Benfica had 17 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Haris Seferović (28') and Carlos Vinícius (88') scored for Benfica.
Sporting Lisbon haven’t exactly had impressive attacking statistics in more recent games. Their goals record stands at just 4 against opposing sides over the course of their last 6 matches. In those meetings, Sportinguistas have also seen the number of goals that have gone against them total 5. That sort of trend might not be sustained here, of course.
Last time out, Gil Vicente drew 3-3 in the Primeira Liga match with Paços de Ferreira.
In that match, Gil Vicente managed 52% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For Gil Vicente, the scorers were Rodrigão (16'), Bozhidar Kraev (21') and Lourency (66'). On the other side, Paços de Ferreira got 13 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. Maracás (10'), Douglas Tanque (29') and Matchoi Djaló (48') scored for Paços de Ferreira.
The numbers tell their own story, and Gil Vicente have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 9 goals in total. In defence, Gilistas have seen their frailties exposed.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 08/12/2013 shows us that Sporting Lisbon have won 5 of these & Gil Vicente 1, with the number of drawn games being 0.
A total of 17 goals were produced between them in this period, with 13 from Sportinguistas and 4 for Gilistas. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.83.
The previous league clash featuring these clubs was Primeira Liga match day 29 on 01/07/2020 when the final score was Sporting Lisbon 2-1 Gil Vicente.
In that match, Sporting Lisbon managed 51% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The goals were scored by Wendel (21') and Gonzalo Plata (49').
For their opponents, Gil Vicente had 8 shots on goal with 3 on target. Rúben Ribeiro (90') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Rui Oliveira.
Team News: Sporting Lisbon
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just the sole fitness concern for the Sporting Lisbon manager Rúben Amorim to be concerned about from an otherwise complete group of players. Luiz Phellype (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t play.
Team News: Gil Vicente
Owing to a completely healthy group to pick from, Gil Vicente boss Vítor Oliveira doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of before this clash.
Gil Vicente will have a difficult task to get a goal against a Sporting Lisbon lineup who will more than likely create many chances to win well.
We’re expecting a convincing 3-0 winning scoreline for Sporting Lisbon after 90 minutes.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio José Alvalade (50,095)
Captain: Sebastián Coates
Chairman: Frederico Varandas
Manager: Rúben Amorim