Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Estadio Cidade de Barcelos will host Sunday’s football game between Gil Vicente and Vitoria Guimaraes. Gil Vicente recorded three wins in the last four league fixtures, but they failed to impress in a 1-0 loss at Rio Ave at the weekend. The Galos aim to climb to the top half of the standings, but, no doubt, they should be happy with one point from the game against Guimaraes, who are eyeing a place in European competitions.
Os Vimaranenses did well to beat Portimonense 2-0 in their last league fixture, with the team putting an end to their three-game winless run in the national championship. Even though Guimaraes are not regarded as good travelers, we predict that they are going to pick up all three points from the Estadio Cidade de Barcelos clash. When the two teams met in Barcelos last term Vitoria Guimaraes outplayed Gil Vicente 3-1.
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 (Guimaraes):
Vitoria Guimaraes have always been in the shadow of famous Portuguese sides Porto, Benfica and Sporting, but over the years they have established themselves as a top-table side in the Primeira Liga. Os Vimaranenses did well to win Taca de Portugal in the 2012/2013 season, wi the team beating Benfica in the final of the domestic cup.
Vitoria Guimaraes finished the 2016/2017 Primeira Liga campaign in fourth place in the standings and, as a result, they booked their place in the Europa League qualifiers. The Portuguese side will face the likes of Salzburg, Konyaspor and Olympic Marseille in Group I and they are seen as underdogs in their group. Vitoria Guimaraes welcome their rivals at Estadio D. Alfonso Henriques and the venue can hold up to 30.000 spectators.
Os Vimaranenses play their home games in white shirts and white shorts, whilst they wear black when playing on the road. Their neighbours Braga are considered Guimaraes’ fiercest rivals and the two teams face each other in the derby of Minho Province.