Gil Vicente vs Rio Ave
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 5 July 2020
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Estádio Cidade de Barcelos.
Carlos Carvalhal’s men are currently in possession of the fifth spot in the table, which also happens to be the final position that affords entry to the Europa. However, the fourth spot is just three points ahead of them at the moment, and Famalicao are trailing just two points below them as well.
As such, a win is necessary for the team. Considering their recent from, especially on the road, along with their superiority in h2h clashes over the years against Gil Vicente, expect a victory for Rio Ave. Moreover, the Roosters are hugely inexperienced too in the top flight.
Gil Vicente vs Rio Ave: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Ten of the past thirteen wins had gone to Carvalhal’s men.
- They had also kept clean sheets in four of the preceding seven encounters.
- They kept clean sheets in the last three league meetings.
- It’s been 14 years since the hosts have won at this stadium.
- At this ground, the home team has scored a total of one goal from the preceding five clashes.
Gil Vicente vs Rio Ave: Prediction
Vilacondenses are on a two-game winning run (where they scored a total of six goals), and were unbeaten in 12 of their preceding 14 overall fixtures. On the road, they had won five of their last six road trips, and the only match during this streak where they missed the 3 points was a draw against Porto.
They have also lost just once away from home in 2020, and it had been against Benfica. On the other hand, their counterparts had lost four of their preceding five meetings, and were winless in five of their last seven appearances at home.
On top of that, they are inexperienced in the top flight, as they were promoted just this past summer. And to further pile on, they have always struggled in h2h clashes over the years.
Considering these factors, expect a dominating performance from Rio Ave this Sunday.
Gil Vicente vs Rio Ave: Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Rio Ave @ 1.50 (1/2)
Rio Ave to Score in the First Half @ 2.00 (1/1).