Tondela vs Gil Vicente Portugal – Primeira Liga Date: Tuesday, 28 December 2021 Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET Venue: Estadio Joao Cardoso (Tondela).
Tondela host Gil Vicente in the first game of the Matchday No 16 in Portuguese Primeira Liga on Tuesday afternoon at Estadio Joao Cardoso.
Although Gil Vicente left a much better impression so far in the season, it’s the hosts who will go into this tie in higher spirits.
They ended a three-loss streak with an impressive 3-1 victory over Estoril (who hold the fifth place in the Primeira Liga standings at the moment) in the last 16 round of Portuguese Cup seven days ago.
It will be interesting to see whether Spanish manager Pako Ayestaran can use this victory as a confidence-booster for his men who are up against a tough opposition here.
Gil Vicente hold the 8th place in the league standings at the moment. They have lost just one of the last six league affairs.
The only loss came in the previous round when defending champions Sporting Lisbon were too strong for Ricardo Soares’ troops.
Gil Vicente have generally played better football on travels this season. They have a great record of three wins, three draws, and one defeat in seven away outings this season.
Moving forward, Gil Vicente won two of the last three Primeira Liga outings, netting five unanswered goals in these victories over Famalicao and Pacos Ferreira respectively.
Tondela vs Gil Vicente Head-to-head
Tondela managed to beat Gil Vicente just once in the last six head to head games.
None of the last three H2H encounters between these two rivals produced three or more goals.
The two outfits met each other in Taca da Liga quarterfinal in July this year when Gil Vicente celebrated a 0-1 win away at Tondela.
Tondela vs Gil Vicente Prediction
Gil Vicente lost only one of the last six league affairs, while Tondela lost three on the spin in Primeira Liga. However, since the hosts did claim a 3-1 win over the likes of Estoril in the last week’s Taca da Portugal R16 tie, we would not be surprised to see them on target here.
The away win is the main option at the odds of 2.25, while you can alternatively back goals at both ends at the 1.83 odds.