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Gil Vicente arrive at Estádio João Cardoso on Sunday for the Primeira Liga meeting with home team Tondela.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Tondela v Gil Vicente - plus the latest betting odds.
Tondela will be wanting a better result here following a 4-2 Primeira Liga defeat last time out to Braga.
In that game, Tondela had 38% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. For Tondela, the scorers were Souleymane Anne (84') and João Lamine Jaquité (93'). For their opponents, SC Braga got 19 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Lucas Piazón (18', 50'), Ricardo Horta (39') and João Novais (42') scored for Braga.
It has been all too rare in recent games that Tondela have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Auriverdes have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 11 goals during that time. Still, we will just have to wait and see whether the trend shall be sustained in this game or not.
Coming into this meeting, Tondela haven't been defeated in their previous 5 league matches at home.
Gil Vicente will go into this match following on from a 1-0 Primeira Liga win vs Santa Clara in their most recent game.
In that match, Gil Vicente had 51% possession and 11 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for Gil Vicente was Pedrinho (92'). On the other side, Santa Clara got 10 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
The stats don’t lie, and Gil Vicente have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 10 goals in all. Defensively, Gilistas have seen their frailties exposed.
Head to head
The previous league game featuring the two was Primeira Liga match day 4 on 17/10/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Gil Vicente 1-1 Tondela.
That time, Gil Vicente had 71% possession and 13 shots on goal with 4 on target. Their only player to score was Samuel Lino (25').
On the other side, Tondela got 2 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. Filipe Ferreira (58') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Miguel Nogueira.
Team News: Tondela
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the lone fitness concern for the Tondela boss Pako Ayestarán to contend with thanks to an otherwise robust group of players. Joel Sousa (Corona virus) is sidelined.
Team News: Gil Vicente
Thanks to a largely full-strength squad, there’s just a single fitness issue for the Gil Vicente boss Ricardo Soares to contend with. Miullen (Knee Injury) won’t be in action.
We’ve got the feeling that Gil Vicente and Tondela may well find themselves both scoring in what promises to be a very even battle here.
Shouldn’t be much in it, and a draw looks quite a realistic result. We’re therefore seeing a very close game with a score draw at the conclusion of the game.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio João Cardoso (5,000)
Captain: Ricardo Alves
Chairman: Gilberto Neves Coimbra
Manager: Pako Ayestarán
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 12
⭐ Key Player: Rafael Barbosa
Generally used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Rafael Barbosa was born in Amarante, Portugal. Having made his senior debut playing for Portimonense in the 2018 - 2019 season, the gifted Midfielder has contributed 3 league goals in the Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 17 appearances.