Gil Vicente vs Santa Clara
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 8 March 2020
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Estádio Cidade de Barcelos (Barcelos).
The Azoreans are trying to regain their form back after loss against Porto, the topper of the table. It helps that the former are taking on the newly-promoted and struggling Gilistas this Sunday. As such, Santa Clara are expected to deliver the better performance.
Gil Vicente vs Santa Clara Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 1-0 win for the Azoreans.
- They are also on a three-match winning run against this opponent.
- Since 2011, only twice have the Gilistas recorded wins.
- The last time these two met at this venue, the guests won 1-2.
- The Azoreans are unbeaten in the previous three years.
Gil Vicente vs Santa Clara Prediction
The Gilistas won 0-1 on the road the last match-day, against Boavista. While the win did give them three points, the team will have to show some consistency before they are thought of as formidable opponents.
Meanwhile, the Azoreans lost 0-2 at home, against Porto. The defeat must have hurt, but they surely do have a good excuse for it – the loss had come against the potential champions of the league, and one of the best teams in the country for the past many years.
The dropped three points will certainly motivate the squad to deliver a convincing win this Sunday, and it helps that they are pitted against a newly added team to the roster.
Moreover, the Azoreans had won the reverse fixture (and kept a clean sheet), and are on a three-game winning run against them. In addition, they are unbeaten in h2h clashes in the past three years, and have lost just twice in the former nine years. Furthermore, they also secured a 1-2 win the last time these two locked horns here.
Going on, the Gilistas were winless in nine of their prior twelve home games, whereas their counterparts had won four of their previous six fixtures (and one of the two losses during the stretch had come against Porto as well). Taking these observations into account, we arrive to the conclusion that Santa Clara are about to put forth a winning performance.
Gil Vicente vs Santa Clara Betting Tips
Double Chance: Santa Clara or Draw @ 1.75 (3/4)
Santa Clara +0.5, +1 Asian Handicap @ 1.60 (3/5).