Prediction and odds for the game: Gil Vicente (29/20) v Famalicao (9/5)
We are backing the away win
When: Tuesday, 9th June 2020, Kick-off 21:00
Where: The Estadio Cidade de Barcelos
On Tuesday night, Gil Vicente host Famalicao at the Estadio de Barcelos, in a game that could vital for the visitor’s chances of securing a European spot in this season Primeira Liga.
The home side has experienced a mixed campaign so far in the Primeira Liga. They currently sit in tenth place in the league table 13 points off the top-four and 11 points clear of the relegation zone. Vitor Oliveira’s team seem to have very little to play for this season but pride.
A recent poor run of league form scuppered any chance of finishing in the European spots, as Gil Vicente have won just one of their last four matches in the Primeira Liga. Last time out they suffered a 1-0 defeat at struggling Portimonense.
The defeat in Portimao followed a familiar low-scoring trend for the Gil Vicente of late, as their last four Primeira Liga games have produced under 2.5 goals.
The home side has struggled for wins on home soil of late in the Portuguese top-flight, winning just once in their previous five home matches in the league. They have also failed to win in their last three Primeira Liga matches on home soil.
The visitors put themselves right back in the race for the European spots with a surprise 2-1 win over title-chasing Porto last time out. The win moved Famalicao up to fifth-place in the table and just three points outside the European spots. The victory means that Joao Pedro Sousa’s team are unbeaten in three league games, having beaten two of the top four teams in the top-flight.
Although Famalicao’s recent league games have not necessarily been high-scoring, both teams have scored in five of their last six matches in the Primeira Liga.
One aspect of Famalicao’s form that has hindered their European challenge has been their recent results on the road. They have won just once in their last eight matches on their travels in the Portuguese top-flight.
A leaky defence has played a major part in that poor recent away record, as Sousa’s team has conceded at least twice in six of their last eight matches on the road in the league. Their generous defence has also led to there being over 2.5 goals scored in eight of their last ten league matches on the road.
This game pits a poor home team against a poor away team. However, recent form suggests that Famalicao will head into this clash in confident mood. Therefore, we are backing the away victory. We are also going to back both teams to score, as Gil Vicente have struggled in defence, likewise for Famalicao on their travels of late.
Verdict: We are backing the away win at odds of 9/5 and/or both teams to score at evens. (All odds are taken from Bet365).
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