Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Braga will be aiming to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Ferreira when they take on Gil Vicente at Estadio Municipal de Braga on Matchday 15. Carlos Carvalhal’s troops have been producing much better showings at home than on the travels, with the team eyeing their seventh consecutive win at home ground. Even though Fonte and Moura are both likely to miss the game with injuries, punters can definitely find value in betting on Braga, who are eyeing a place in European competitions.
Gil Vicente, on the other hand, suffered a 1-0 loss to Maritimo in their last league match. Ricardo Soares’ troops are on a four game winless run in all competitions, and given Braga’s impressive home record, we predict that the visitors are going to return to Barcelos empty-handed. Gil Vicente have not defeated Braga in the Portuguese top flight since September 2013.
Highlighted Player (Ricardo Horta):
Ricardo Horta is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Sporting Braga in Primeira Liga. Born in Sobreda, Portugal, on September 15, 1994, Ricardo Horta spent his youth career at Ginasio Corroios, Benfica, and Vitoria Setubal.
The 173-cm-tall winger continued playing for Setubal at the senior level, but he moved to Malaga in the summer of 2014, signing a five-year deal with the La Liga outfit. Ricardo Horta scored only one goal in 48 appearances for los Boquerones in the Spanish top flight before signing a loan deal with Braga. In July 2017, he signed a permanent contract with the Minhotos.
Ricardo Horta made his Primeira Liga debut against Rio Ave back in April 2013, during his spell with Vitoria Setubal. His primary position is left winger, but he is capable of producing good performances as a right winger as well. He made his Portugal debut in a 1-0 loss to Albania in the Euro 2016 qualifiers.
Highlighted Team (Gil Vicente):
Founded in 1924, Gil Vicente are a Portuguese football club that compete in Primeira Liga. The Galos (Roosters) are well known for their red kit, but they wear white shirts and blue shorts when playing on the travels.
Gil Vicente have yet to win a domestic trophy, but they did well to make it to the Taca da Liga final in the 2011/2012 season. The Galos suffered a 2-1 loss to Benfica in the title game at Estadio Cidade de Coimbra. The likes of Rodrigo and Saviola scored for Benfica, with Ze Luis finding the net for Gil Vicente.
The Galos welcome their rivals at Estadio Cidade de Barcelos, the stadium which can hold up to 12,504 people. The venue was opened on May 30, 2014 and it can hold up to 12,504 people. It has to be noted that the team first secured promotion to the Portuguese elite division in 1990.