Tondela vs Gil Vicente
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 5 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Estádio João Cardoso.
Disappointingly, Tondela have stumbled in four of their past six games here. However, with Gil Vicente tasting success just once on the road this term, the hosts are sizing up to be the favorites to come away with the win on Sunday.
Tondela vs Gil Vicente Head to head (h2h)
Their only previous encounter was in the Taca De Portugal, back in 2015, which Gil Vicente won with a narrow 2-1 scoreline.
Tondela vs Gil Vicente Prediction
Tondela made a swift return to losing ways, following their 3-2 win over Famalicao, after FC Porto breezed past them on the road with a thumping 3-0 scorecard. The hosts were virtually invisible throughout that latter clash and finished the ninety minutes with no more than two measly shots at goal. None of which, were even on target.
Natxo Gonzalez’s men have now stumbled in four of their past six fixtures in the top flight, garnering no more than six points from a possible eighteen in the process. With eighteen points so far in their campaign, the home side are sitting tenth on the ladder, two spots above their counterparts for the weekend.
On the other hand, Gil Vicente will be making the trip to Estádio João Cardoso on the back of a two-match winless streak of their own. Their last clash at home saw them share the spoils with Guimaraes in a 2-2 draw. While on the road, they were at the losing end of a 1-0 scorecard at the hands of Rio Ave.
It is also worth mentioning that, as far as statistics go, the newly-promoted side are the second-worst away team in the cluster. Their only win in their outings so far was against the bottom places Aves themselves.
Given the dismal away record at hand, Gil Vicente’s chances of a pulling off an upset are certainly looking bleak. However, Tondela have been struggling to get things going at home, and have just one measly win to boast of this season.
Hence, the safest punt to back would have to be a double chance.
Furthermore, goals have been hard to come by here, as of late. All of the past three fixtures at this venue have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
Meanwhile, Gil Vicenta have found the back of the net just thrice on the road. Which, is also the least, by any side in the cluster.
As such, expect a low scoring affair by all means in this one.
Tondela vs Gil Vicente Betting tips
Double chance: Tondela or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).