- Both teams have scored in four of the last six meetings between these two clubs.
- Both teams have scored in 77% of Maritimo’s home games this season.
- 54% of Gil Vicente’s away games have produced under 2.5 goals.
- Maritimo have drawn six of their 13 home games this season.
Maritimo are hoping to end their 5-game winless run
Maritimo narrowly lost 1-0 away at title-challenging Porto on Wednesday and despite that defeat, the relegation battlers will have taken some positives from their performance. Gil Vicente went down 3-1 at home to Famalicao on Tuesday evening but sit 10th in the table with 30pts to their name, more than many had expected from the newly-promoted club.
Maritimo have had the better of Gil Vicente in recent years, winning three, losing one and drawing one of the pairs’ last six encounters, but back in November Gil Vicente secured all 3pts in the pairs reverse league fixture at the Estádio Cidade de Barcelos. The visitors head into Monday’s match as the form favourites having won two, drawn one and lost three of their last six in the Primeira Liga, but neither side have been playing to their best of their abilities of late.
Gil Vicente have exceeded expectation this season
Our prediction for both teams to score stems from the fact that both teams have scored in four of the last six meetings between these two clubs as well as in 77% of Maritimo’s home games this season. The visitors have only kept clean sheets in 15% of their away games and the hosts have only kept clean sheets in 23% of their home matches, adding further weight to our prediction for both teams to score on Monday.
We’re also backing a draw between the two sides as Maritimo have already played out six stalemates in 13 home games this season and Gil Vicente have picked up points in six of their 13 away trips. In terms of a final scoreline, we have predicted 1-1 due to the fact that the hosts concede an average of 1.31 goals per home game and the visitors concede an average of 1.31 goals per away game and neither side are known for their scoring power.
A tight, tense and low-scoring affair could be on the cards
Just 5pts and five positions separate these two clubs in the Primeira Liga table and both are yet to win since returning from an unscheduled 3-month break for football. The hosts haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last five matches and, Gil Vicente only have one during that same period, we’re not expecting either side to stop the other from scoring on Monday night and believe the pair will cancel each other out.
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