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Gil Vicente travel to the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica in a bid to pick up back-to-back wins on this ground while Benfica are reeling from a mediocre run of form.
Benfica vs Gil Vicente – Predictions, Odds, & Free Betting Tips
Benfica lost their four-game unbeaten run in all competitions following a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Sporting CP in the Taca de Portugal final. Gil Vicente picked up a 1-0 win over Portimonense to make it four games without a defeat in all competitions.
- Match Result – Draw @ 17/4 (1.66)
- Total Goals – Over 2.5 @ 4/7 (1.57)
- Both Teams to Score – Yes @ evens (2.00)
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Gil Vicente have had a week to prepare for this encounter and they will be keen to pick up back-to-back away wins over Benfica, who are struggling this season. After falling 12 points behind Porto in the league table, Benfica’s objective will be to finish in the top two, but Sporting CP have the psychological edge. Gil Vicente are unbeaten four games and they have jumped into the top five as a result. The visitors might be happy to take point from this game.
Total goals over 2.5
This match features a struggling Benfica outfit who have managed only two clean sheets in the last five games. Both the clean sheets have been against struggling opponents. Gil Vicente have averaged around 1.5 goals per game over the last six matches, but it is Benfica who hit the big numbers after managing 17 goals in the last six games. Even though this is largely down to the big wins over Famalicao and Maritimo, this match is likely to live up to the high standards.
Both teams to score – yes
Gil Vicente have scored in each Portuguese Primeira Liga match since 3-0 loss against Sporting Lisbon. Benfica’s struggle with regards to clean sheets is likely to ensure the high-scoring match where both teams end up scoring at least once.
Benfica vs Gil Vicente: Match Preview and Team News
Benfica have to focus largely on the Champions League and finishing in the Champions League qualification spots come the end of the season. The exit from the Taca de Portugal is a major blow for the club, who will be missing players like Lucas Veríssimo, Rodrigo Pinho, Haris Seferovic, Darwin Núñez, and Nicolás Otamendi due to injuries.
Gil Vicente have now gone seven matches without a defeat in the away Primeira Liga matches. Even though the team has suffered in past away games against Benfica, the tide has changed of late. Murilo Souza is the only injury problem for the visitors.
Analysing the Stats for Benfica vs Gil Vicente
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FAQs on Benfica vs Gil Vicente game
Where is the match going to take place? Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica
When will this match start? February 02, 2022 at 19:00 GMT
Who is the favourite team to win the game? Benfica
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