Braga vs Gil Vicente
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 8 February 2020
Kick-off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Estádio Municipal de Braga (Braga).
Gil Vicente’s efforts to pick up a win here have gone in vain for the past two decades. With Braga on a winning run of form, as always, the traveling faithful are left with no reason to have their hopes up this weekend.
Braga vs Gil Vicente Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash witnessed Braga record a 1-0 win.
- Four of their past five meetings have featured more than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in half of their previous eight encounters.
- Two of their last ten matchups have ended as a tie.
- Gil Vicente have registered the win just once in their past ten fixtures. (W-1, D-2, L-7)
Braga vs Gil Vicente Prediction
Braga have finally hit the ground running in their domestic campaign and are well on track to the top spot. The hosts have been tasting nothing but success in their previous eight games across various competitions, the last of which saw them take down Sporting at home with a 1-0 scoreline.
With a total of thirty-three points to their name, Braga are currently sitting third on the ladder, fourteen points behind second-placed FC Porto.
Meanwhile, Gil Vicente will be making the trip to Estadio Municipal de Braga on the back of a dismal three-match winless run. Their last clash at home saw them admit defeat to Moreirense by a whopping 5-1 scorecard. While on the road, FC Porto edged past with a narrow 2-1 victory.
It is also worth mentioning that the visitors have not secured the bragging rights away from home since their 2-1 win over Aves, back in late November.
In sharp contrast, Braga have garnered maximum points from their past two games here. Impressively, they have also stumbled just twice in front of the home crowd this season.
Taking into account that Gil Vicente have not come out on top in any of their previous visits to this stadium either, back Braga to pick up all three points in this one.
Furthermore, the scorecards have been one-sided, more often than not, when these two sides lock horns here. All but one of their past five h2h fixtures at this venue have seen Braga emerge victoriously by a two-goal margin or more.
In addition, the visitors have conceded seven goals from their previous six outings alone. As such, count on Braga to win and to win big at that.
Braga vs Gil Vicente Betting tips
Braga to win @ 1.40 (2/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.75 (3/4).