Gil Vicente vs FC Porto Preview 24/09/2021
The Portuguese clubs involved in the Champions League will play their domestic league fixture on Friday night this week. As a result, Porto will travel to the Estádio Cidade de Barcelos to take on Gil Vicente.
The hosts begin the weekend in 7th place on 8 points while the visitors are second in the table with 14 points to their name.
Gil Vicente come into the match having picked up a point in a 1-1 draw at Belenenses on the weekend. Gil Vicente fell a goal behind in the 83rd minute and it appeared as though they were going to lose the game but managed to score the equalising goal in the 90th minute.
That result means Gil Vicente have drawn each of their last 2 Portugal Primeira Liga games following the 2-2 result at home against Vizela. Gil Vicente twice found themselves behind in the match, with their second goal coming in the 90th minute, meaning they have scored in the last minute of the game for two weeks in succession.
However, overall form is not good and Gil Vicente have failed to win any of their last 4 Primeira Liga fixtures. In addition to the draws highlighted above, Gil Vicente have lost at home against Benfica and away to Santa Clara.
Trends show Gil Vicente have managed just 1 win in their last 8 home league games. They have scored at least one goal in 4 of their last 5 on home soil but kept just one clean sheet across those 5 matches.
Porto make the trip to the Estádio Cidade de Barcelos on the back of a resounding 5-0 home win over Moreirense. It took until the 34th minute for Porto to open the scoring but they scored an additional 4 goals without reply in the space of 26 minutes.
That result means Porto remain undefeated in all competitions this season having picked up a point in a good 0-0 draw at Atletico Madrid in the first match day of the Champions League group stage.
However, draws away from home in the Primeira Liga against Maritimo and Sporting Lisbon mean they are 4 points adrift of the league leaders and cannot afford to drop more points in this match.
Trends show Porto are tough to beat and they are undefeated in their last 34 Primeira Liga games. They have won each of their last 3 games against Gil Vicente.
Looking ahead to the team news and Gil Vicente should have everyone fit and available for this match.
Porto are without suspended striker Toni Martínez, who was sent off in the recent draw with Sporting Lisbon. He is set to be the only absentee for the visitors.
Porto may have one eye on their Champions League clash with Liverpool next week but should still have enough to win this match.
We expect to see over 2.5 goals and both teams scoring as Porto come away with maximum points.