Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Gil Vicente and Ferreira go head to head at Estadio Cidade de Barcelos on day 16 of the new Primeira Liga campaign. Gil Vicente aim to put an end to their three-game losing run, and a win over Ferreira will see them escape the relegation zone. Keep in mind, though, that the likes of Aw, Diogo, and Felicio Carvalho are all likely to miss the game with injuries.
Ferreira, on the other hand, have been in a splendid form of late, with the team winning each of their previous four league fixtures. The visitors look unstoppable in the Primeira Liga at the moment, and given Gil Vicente’s form in 2021, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Os Castores. Defender Jorge Silva remains in the recovery room, but he should be the only absentee in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Lourency):
Lourency is a product of Brazilian football team Lideral Futebol Club who plays for Gil Vicente. Born on January 2, 1996, in Imperatriz, Brazil, Lourency started his senior career at Chapecoense. After spending two seasons on loan at Vila Nova and Brasil de Pelotas, he joined Primeira Liga side, Gil Vicente.
Lourency scored on his debut in the Portuguese top flight on August 20, 2019, in a 2-1 win over Porto. His most significant success came in 2016 when he won the Copa Sudamericana trophy with Chapecoense, beating Atletico Nacional in the title game. Lourency’s primary position is right winger, but he is used as both left winger and second striker.
Despite being part of the team that won the Copa Sudamericana title, the Gil Vicente footballer has yet to earn a call-up for the Brazil national team. His preferred foot is right, and he has a contract with Gil Vicente until June 30, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Ferreira):
Founded on April 5, 1950, Pacos de Ferreira are a Portuguese football club who play their home games at Estadio da Mata Real. The venue can hold up to 9,077 people and it was opened in October 7, 1973. Os Castores are well known for their yellow shirts and green shorts, with the team wearing white and black kit when playing on the travels.
Pacos de Ferreira have yet to win the Primeira Liga trophy, but they did well to make it to the Taca de Portugal final in the 2008/2009 season. Os Castores faced Porto in the title game, with the Dragons attacker Lisandro Lopez scoring the only game of the match.
Two seasons later Pacos de Ferreira faced Benfica in the Taca da Liga final, with the Eagles lifting the trophy. Wolverhampton forward Diogo Jota is one of notable footballers who started their senior careers at Pacos de Ferreira.