Sporting CP vs Gil Vicente
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 19 September 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Jose Alvalade (Lisbon).
Sporting CP will open their new season of the Portuguese Primeira Liga with the clash against Gil Vicente on Saturday night at Lisbon.
The host has finished their previous season at the fourth spot in the league table. But towards the end, they had a winless streak of three matches in their schedule.
Their previous league clash was on the road and they lost to Benfica with a 2-1 scoreline.
Gil Vicente will visit on the back of their 10th spot in the table. They were winless in the last two fixtures in the campaign, with a 17 points deficit to the home team.
The Rooster will visit after a 3-3 draw at home against Ferreira last time out in the schedule.
Sporting CP vs Gil Vicente Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has recorded four of the last five overall wins.
- Their previous encounter gave a 2-1 home win for Lions.
- Two of their recent three fixtures have seen both teams score.
- None of their previous 13 meetings have ended in a draw.
- The host is unbeaten in their past four clashes at home.
Sporting CP vs Gil Vicente Prediction
The host is closer to taking all three points in the clash, which is why backing the home team for a win in the clash seems to be the ideal choice for the Saturday night celebrations at Lisbon. Sporting enjoys the home ground advantage in the game.
Their ten-game unbeaten streak at home across all major contests shows their use of the advantage in the middle. Besides, the Rooster has lost four of the recent five outings in their schedule. This shows that the away side has problems on the road.
Based on those stats, the home win in full-time will probably be the best bet for the punters. With regards to their h2h history, the BTTS will also come in handy to yield decent returns from the encounter.
Sporting CP vs Gil Vicente Betting tips
Full-time result: Sporting CP @ 1.40 (2/5).
Both teams to score @ 2.00 (1/1).