Gil Vicente vs Braga for the Portuguese Primeira Liga championship match on Sunday at Barcelos City Stadium.
Next Sunday, 25th August 2019, Gil Vicente and Braga face each other for a game counting for matchday 3 of the Primeira Liga (Portugal). The match has kick-off at 20:30 at the Barcelos City Stadium (Barcelos).
Gil Vicente is a new addition to this competition but made a statement on the first day of the game that should not be taken lightly. At home, in the first game, they were the hardest match for the Porto giants, and won surprisingly, with the winner just 12 minutes from full time.
Although they lost the next game, the fear factor still remains. Now they are facing another favourite of the competition, Braga.
To make it more interesting, the guests of the day defeated Moreirense in their debut, which in turn caused the newcomers a defeat on the previous round.
Clashes between the two teams
Nine of the last ten wins went to Braga.
Gil Vicente failed to score in the first two clashes.
12 of 13 previous matches have seen Braga score two or more goals.
Five of the previous six wins at this venue were for the visitors.
Braga’s excessive experience with this opponent is an essential factor considering the result.
Also, the guests were one of the best of the championship in the last campaign, and in fact, qualified for Europe.
Besides, they have always performed well against this opponent. They have recorded nine of their last ten wins in head to head matches and have scored twice or more in 12 of their last 13
Besides, Vicente also failed to score in the previous two meetings.
Finally, Gil seems to have lost the element of surprise as they got a win against Porto in the first game. As such, Braga will be willing to avoid such a result and will tread this Sunday carefully.