Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Estadio Municipal de Portimao will host Wednesday’s football game between Portimonense and Gil Vicente, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table ahead of Matchday 25. Portimonense are fighting hard to avoid relegation to the Portuguese second tier, and they will have to be at their sharpest in the remainder of the season to secure the Primeira Liga survival.
The hosts aim to put an end to their twelve-game winless run, but beating Gil Vicente is easier said than done. The visitors did well to beat Vitoria Setubal and Boavista in the previous two away games in the national championship, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the trip to Portimao. Since the game will be played behind closed doors, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Bruno Tabata):
Bruno Tabata is a Brazilian midfielder who plays for Portimonense in Primeira Liga. Tabata started his youth career at Atletico Mineiro, and in 2016 he joined Portimonense. He made his professional debut in the Segunda Liga against Sporting B on August 6, 2016, and he scored his first goal for the club in a 3-2 victory over Olhanense.
Speaking of his first goal in Primeira Liga, the Brazilian footballer found the net in a 2-1 win over Boavista in August 2017. Bruno Tabata has four caps for the Brazil U23 team, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the senior team.
His primary position is right winger, but he is used as both left winger and attacking midfielder as well. His preferred foot is left, and he wears the number 11 shirt at Portimonense. Bruno Tabata was born in Ipatinga, Brazil, on March 30, 1997. He has a contract with Portimonense until June 30, 2023.
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.