Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
After dropping two points in a 1-1 draw with Boavista, Braga will be aiming to return to winning ways in the Primeira Liga when they host Gil Vicente to their Estadio Municipal de Braga. The Reds continue with their old habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels, but keep in mind that they head into the match following the Europa League encounter with Monaco.
All Roger Fernandes, Nuno Sequeira, and Lucas Mineiro should miss out with injuries for the home team. Gil Vicente, on the other hand, have been performing above expectations in the 2021/2022 season, with the team occupying fifth position in the standings ahead of the trip to Braga. Anyhow, home win should be considered as Carlos Carvalhal’s men have turned their Estadio Municipal into a real fortress. Midfielder Vitor Carvalho is back from suspension for the visiting side.
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.