Gil Vicente and Portimonense meet at Estádio Cidade de Barcelos, in a match for the 2nd round of the Primeira Liga. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which registers 2 wins and 2 draws in the last 4 games. However, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 26-10-2019, for the Primeira Liga, which ended in a draw by (1‑1). The goals of the match were scored by Sandro Lima (45 ‘), for Gil Vicente, and Aylton Boa Morte (40’), for Portimonense. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since Portimonense presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
This is a team that presents similar results at home and away, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 6 victories, 4 draws and 5 defeats in his stadium. The team comes to this match after a draw at home with Paços de Ferreira by (3‑3). In the last 10 matches played at home for all competitions, Gil Vicente won 4, tied 3 and lost 3. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, having scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games. There is a tendency to have goals in their home matches, as 12 of the last 14 matches they have played have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 15 games, they suffered the first goal 8 times and only managed 1 comeback.
Gil Vicente will complete the second consecutive season in the first echelon of Portuguese football in 2020/21, after a very successful campaign last season, under the leadership of Vítor Oliveira, who gave the Gilista team a very unique personality and identity. In a clear moment of transition, Gil will make his debut in the Liga NOS in this match, after having seen the match postponed with Sporting, from the first matchday. This will be an opportunity for coach Rui Almeida to debut in the technical command of the Barcelos team, which has been left without competing, even in a friendly way, in the last two weeks, due to an outbreak of covid-19 that appeared within the team and that it seems to be on the way to be exceeding.
The away team comes to this 2nd round after a draw in its league debut, against Paços de Ferreira by (1‑1). This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 1 victory, 4 draws and 10 losses as a visitor, with 11 goals scored and 27 suffered; against 5 victories, 6 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium, with 18 goals scored and 17 suffered. In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Portimonense won 1, drew 2 and lost 7. Their defense has not been very solid, since they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their attack has scored with consistency, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 13 of the last 15 matches have ended with Over 1.5 goals.
The Portimonense team managed to escape the divisional relegation that was condemned after the sporting results of last season. The judicial decision that threw Vitória de Setúbal to the Portuguese Championship allowed them to win back the Algarves for the Liga NOS, where they hope to have a much better route than last season. Coach Paulo Sérgio is still in command and saw his team score a point on the first match day after receiving Paços de Ferreira (1-1). Losing with a goal suffered in the first half time-outs, Portimonense reacted well in the second half, reaching the tie through Fabrício at 52 minutes, but the result would not change again. Even if, for that, it was necessary for Paços to waste a penalty on the final whistle, something that actually happened.