Pacos de Ferreira vs Gil Vicente Prediction & Match Preview

Pacos de Ferreira vs Gil Vicente
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 19 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Estádio da Capital do Móvel (Paços de Ferreira).

Ferreira will try to cash in on the awful away streak of Gil Vicente on the road. However, the latter do hold a good record in recent h2h games, and will try to get away with at least one point.

Pacos de Ferreira vs Gil Vicente Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Gil Vicente won four of the previous five games.
  • Ferreira have scored a total of just one goal from the last four encounters.
  • The last the hosts kept a clean sheet at this venue was back in 2006.
  • Gil Vicente scored twice or more in four of their previous six visits to this stadium.

Pacos de Ferreira vs Gil Vicente Prediction

Ferreira had taken on Famalicao the last match-day, and expectedly lost the game. In the tightly contested game, it took the guests till the 82nd minute to find the sole goal of the fixture.

In the meantime, Gil Vicente defeated Belenenses with the aid of home advantage, and registered a 2-0 scoreline in the process.

In regards to result this Sunday, consider the form Gil Vicente have shown on the road over the course of the last several match-days. Gil Vicente have a total of just three wins away from home this whole season, and only one of those have come in the Primeira Liga.

In fact, this sole win had come against the dead-last placed Aves. 

On the other hand, Ferreira were unbeaten in 19 of their last 26 home appearances, and since September, they have lost just once against a team that is outside the top-five of the league table.

Also, since 2001, only twice have Gil Vicente won at this stadium, while Ferreira won two of the previous four such clashes.

Considering these observations, it’s deduced that Ferreira should record the win with the additional help of home advantage, and handicap.

However, Gil Vicente are placed just three spots below the playoff cutoff, while their opposite number are placed a single spot above the relegation zone. 

Also, Ferreira have suffered in recent h2h battles, and if not for the 1-1 draw in 2014, they would have held a 100% losing record in such games in the past seven years.

Moreover, Gil Vicente are on a four-game unbeaten run, and a two-match invincible run on the road. Also, after their unimpressive performances away from home so far this season, they realize this is a great opportunity to make some amends for that, considering the level of opposition this Sunday.

Likely, the BTTS looks a promising bet to back as these two take the pitch.

Pacos de Ferreira vs Gil Vicente Betting Tips

  • Pacos de Ferreira +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 2.20 (6/5).