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The Primeira Liga match at Estádio Cidade de Barcelos on Monday sees home team Gil Vicente ready themselves for the challenge from opponents Vitória Guimarães.
All Gil Vicente v Vitória Guimarães match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - as well as the best betting odds.
Gil Vicente are hoping to win again following a 0-3 Primeira Liga success over Tondela.
In that match, Gil Vicente managed 54% possession and 13 shots at goal with 6 on target. For Gil Vicente, the goalscorers were Murilo Souza (58'), Matheus Bueno (77') and Boubacar Hanne (93'). At the other end, Tondela had 8 shots on goal with 2 on target.
In their prior six games, Ricardo Soares's Gil Vicente have hit the target a total of 11 times resulting in an average number of goals per match equal to 1.83.
In their last game, Vitória Guimarães drew 1-1 in the Primeira Liga match with Boavista.
In that game, Vitória Guimarães had 59% possession and 17 shots at goal with 2 on target. The scorer for Vitória Guimarães was Óscar Estupiñán (80'). Boavista got 11 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Tiago Ilori (85') scored for Boavista.
Vitória Guimarães have been effective going forward leading up to this encounter, scoring 11 times in their last 6 matches. Having said that, Vitória Guimarães have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 6 of those same clashes.
Heading into this fixture, Vitória Guimarães remain unbeaten by Gil Vicente when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings going back to 16/08/2014, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Gil Vicente winning 2 of those games, Vitória Guimarães 2 and 2 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 24 in all which averages out at 4 goals per meeting.
The last league contest between these clubs was Primeira Liga match day 23 on 14/03/2021 and the score finished Vitória Guimarães 2-4 Gil Vicente.
In that match, Vitória Guimarães managed 44% possession and 20 attempts on goal with 8 on target. The goalscorers were Rochinha (40') and Rúben Lameiras (79').
For their opponents, Gil Vicente had 11 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. Pedro Marques (19'), Lourency (26'), João Talocha (45') and Lucas Mineiro (80') scored.
The match was refereed by João Pinheiro.
Team News: Gil Vicente
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just the lone fitness concern for the Gil Vicente boss Ricardo Soares to be concerned with due to a largely intact group of players. João Afonso (Unknown Injury) will miss out.
It seems likely that Gilistas will possibly go for a 4-3-3 formation this time, handing starts to Žiga Frelih, Zé Carlos, Lucas Cunha Ferrugem, Rúben Fernandes, Joao Talocha, Pedrinho, Vitor Carvalho, Kanya Fujimoto, M. de Souza, Fran Navarro and Samuel Dias Lino.
Team News: Vitória Guimarães
Vitória Guimarães boss Pepa Marques da Costa has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Herculano Nabian (Sprain), Alfa Semedo (Corona virus), André André (Unknown Injury), Gui (Corona virus), Óscar Estupiñán (Corona virus), Marcus Edwards (Corona virus) and Ricardo Quaresma (Corona virus) miss out here.
It’s our belief that Os Vimaranenses will likely elect for a 4-3-3 lineup, going with Matouš Trmal, João Ferreira, Toni Borevkovic, Jorge Fernandes, Rafa Soares, Andre, Tomás Händel, Tiago Silva, Ruben Lameiras, B. Duarte da and Nélson Luz.
Our thinking is that Vitória Guimarães and Gil Vicente could both well score here although it’s hard to see a clear-cut winner.
A close call, and we think a draw is quite likely. That’s why we have predicted a very close game with a 1-1 score draw at the conclusion of the game.
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 7
🔑 Star Man: Samuel Lino
Mostly deployed in the Right Wing position, Samuel Lino was born in Santo André, Brazil. After having played his first senior match for Gil Vicente in the 2019 - 2020 season, the gifted Forward has scored 5 league goals in the Liga Portugal 2021 - 2022 season to date from a total of 16 appearances.