Our prediction for this Taca de Portugal match:
A place in the Taca de Portugal quarter-finals will be at stake when Gil Vicente and Academico Viseu go head to head at Estadio Cidade de Barcelos on Thursday evening. Gil Vicente failed to impress in the Primeira Liga loss to Farense, but they are surely capable of beating the Liga Portugal 2 side at home ground.
Ricardo Soares’ troops failed to find the net in the previous two home games in the Portuguese top flight, but we do not believe that Academico Viseu defenders are capable of preventing Gil Vicente attackers from scoring in the Taca de Portugal clash. Since Diogo should be the only absentee in the home team, we predict that the Liga Portugal 2 team will return home empty-handed. In their last meeting in a competitive match Academico Viseu defeated Gil Vicente 1-0, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
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 (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.