FC Porto vs Gil Vicente
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Tuesday, 28 January 2020
Kick-off at 20:15 UK/ 21:15 CET
Venue: Estádio do Dragão (Porto).
Considering Porto’s historical as well as current status in the league, their current form, home advantage, h2h superiority, and Gil Vicente’s struggles on the road, there arises no doubt who the favorites are this Tuesday.
FC Porto vs Gil Vicente Head-to-head (h2h)
- Porto won eight of the last nine games.
- 21 of the previous 24 wins went to Porto as well.
- Since 2000, Porto have won every single clash at this stadium.
- Since 2005, Gil Vicente have scored a total of one goal at this venue.
FC Porto vs Gil Vicente Match Preview
After intense competition last season, which went on till the very last match-day, Porto lost out to Benfica in the title-race. The hurt squad, was determined to make amends for it this time around.
But at the half-way point of the campaign, Porto are placed second in the table, ten points behind defending champions Benfica.
Porto practically need to win every match here on out, and hope that Benfica drop points as well, for the league crown race to remain competitive.
FC Porto vs Gil Vicente Prediction
Porto were at home the last game week in the league, and lost 1-2 to Braga. However, if not for the missed penalties, Porto might have taken the win against the guests.
In the meantime, Gil Vicente were on the road, and they were held to a goalless draw by Ferreira.
In regards to the result this Tuesday, Porto are overwhelming favorites. First and foremost, they are a team that enjoy legendary status in the Primeira Liga, while Gil Vicente gained entry into the top flight just this last summer.
On top of that Porto have the home advantage, and their form this season has been second to just Benfica. In fact, the former were unbeaten in 14 of their last 16 match-ups, and had won 13 of these as well.
At home, they remained invincible in 14 of their prior 15 appearances, and won 13 in the process. Also keep note that the team scored twice or more in 11 of their previous 15 overall fixtures, and in 13 of their prior 19 at home.
On the other hand, Gil Vicente were winless in five of their preceding seven games, and were so in eight of their former eleven away from home. It also requires mentioning that Gil Vicente had failed to find the back of the net in six of their last eleven road trips.
Moreover, this campaign, at its half-way stage, Porto have already secured almost double the number of points as that of their opposite number.
Furthermore, Porto have also won eight of the previous nine h2h clashes, and scored twice or more in all eight of these. They have also recorded 21 of the past 24 h2h wins, and most importantly, at this venue, the hosts won every single h2h encounter since 2000.
And to pile on that even more, all Gil Vicente could manage since 2005 was to score a single goal at this stadium.
Taking into account all these observations, it’s easily deduced that the hosts Porto are about to record a massive win this Tuesday.
FC Porto vs Gil Vicente Betting Tips
Half Time/ Full Time: FC Porto/ FC Porto @ 1.75 (3/4)
FC Porto to Score in Both Halves @ 1.83 (5/6).