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Tondela make the trip to Estádio Cidade de Barcelos on Tuesday for the Primeira Liga clash with home side Gil Vicente.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Gil Vicente v Tondela are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Gil Vicente will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 1-2 Primeira Liga victory vs Vitória Guimarães.
In that game, Gil Vicente had 57% possession and 9 shots on goal with 3 on target. For Gil Vicente, the goalscorers were Rúben Ribeiro (90') and Bozhidar Kraev (90'). Vitória Guimarães had 11 shots at goal with 1 on target. Bruno Duarte (63') scored for Vitória Guimarães.
At least three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the last 6 meetings where Gil Vicente have taken part. Opposing sides scored 8 times in these games while Gilistas amassed a tally of 9. We will have to find out if that trend can be continued on in this game.
Heading into this fixture, Gil Vicente are unbeaten in their previous 2 home league matches.
After a losing effort in their last game against Porto in Primeira Liga competition, Tondela and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Tondela had 39% possession and 9 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for Tondela was Ronan David (77'). For their opponents, FC Porto had 13 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Danilo Pereira (47'), Moussa Marega (64') and Fábio Vieira (90') scored for Porto.
The numbers tell their own story, and Tondela have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 10 goals in all. In defence, Auriverdes can certainly do much better. Despite that, we’ll just have to find out if the trend shall be sustained in this match.
Coming into this contest, Tondela are without an away win for the past 5 league games.
Head to head
The last league encounter featuring the two was Primeira Liga match day 15 on 05/01/2020 when the final score was Tondela 1-1 Gil Vicente.
That day, Tondela had 54% possession and 10 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer was Ricardo Alves (5').
For their opponents, Gil Vicente had 17 shots at goal with 9 on target. Yves Baraye (15') scored.
The match was refereed by António Nobre.
Team News: Gil Vicente
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just the lone fitness concern for the Gil Vicente gaffer Vítor Oliveira to be concerned about thanks to an otherwise robust squad. Henrique Gomes (Unknown Injury) is out of contention.
We are thinking that Gilistas could go for a 4-2-3-1 formation for the game, utilising Denis, Rúben Fernandes, Ygor Nogueira, Rodrigão, Alex Pinto, William Soares da Silva, Claude Goncalves, Ruben Ribeiro, Bozhidar Kraev, Lourency and Sandro Lima.
Team News: Tondela
Thanks to a largely full-strength group of players, there’s just the one fitness worry for the Tondela manager Natxo González to be concerned with. Cláudio Ramos (Muscle Injury) won’t be playing here. Xavier cannot play in this game through suspension.
We are inclined to think that Auriverdes seem most likely to utilise a 4-3-3 system, giving starts to Babacar Niasse Mbaye, Fahd Moufi, Philipe Sampaio, Yohan Tavares, Ricardo Miguel Martins Alves, Pedro Augusto, Pepelu, João Lamine Jaquité, Jonathan Rubio, Ronan David Jeronimo and Jhon Murillo.
In our view, Tondela could find themselves up against it to register a score against this Gil Vicente side who should score & stay on top.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a very competitive encounter with a 1-0 winning score for Gil Vicente at the conclusion of the game.
Expecting it to be tight.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Cidade de Barcelos (12,032)
Captain: Rúben Fernandes
Chairman: Francisco Dias da Silva
Manager: Vítor Oliveira
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 12
🔑 Key Man: Bozhidar Kraev
Customarily taking to the field in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Bozhidar Kraev was born in Vratsa, Bulgaria. Having made a first senior appearance for Levski Sofia in the 2014 - 2015 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has managed to score 5 league goals in the Primeira Liga 2019 - 2020 campaign so far from a total of 28 appearances.