Gil Vicente and Sporting Lisboa measure forces in Estadio Cidade de Barcelos, in a match for this phase of the League Cup (Group Stage). There is only a record of 1 recent direct confrontation between these two teams, on 01-12-2019, which ended with the victory of Gil Vicente by (3-1). In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams have considerable differences in the results won at home and as a visitor.
The home team plays its second match in Group C, after losing by (1-2) in their first game in this group stage, against Portimonense. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Gil Vicente won 4, drew 5 and lost 1. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but his attack has marked regularly, as he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games. In the last 6 home games for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: he scored 3 of his 7 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).
Gil Vicente is motivated for this match, after a 3-1 victory at home, against Sporting: Kraev, Sandro Lima and Naidji scored the winning goals. The local team is expected to choose to play in a tactical system in 4-4-2, with the aim of using a more organized and leisurely style of play, advancing in the field through short passes. In this tactical drawing, the two most advanced men are Sandro Lima and Kraev. Coach Vítor Oliveira should not be able to count on Romário Baldé, Bogdan Mladenovic, Edwin Banguera and Rodrigão, for having been delivered to the medical department.
Sporting Lisboa :
The visiting team plays its second match in Group C, having lost (1-2) in their first game in this group stage, against Rio Ave. This is a stronger team with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 matches he records 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 20 goals scored and 26 suffered; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in his stadium, with 27 goals scored and 14 suffered. In its last 10 away games Sporting Lisboa has 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games.
Sporting Lisboa is not motivated for this match, after a 3-1 defeat at home, against Gil Vicente. Sporting is expected to return to its usual 4-3-3, in which the three players responsible for panicking the rival defense are Vietto, Luiz Phellipe and Jesé. The Leonino club is aware of the quality of the rival, but hopes to take advantage of the individual ability of some of its players, especially Bruno Fernandes, to achieve a good result. Coach Silas will not be able to count on Jovane Cabral, Fernando, Rodrigo Battaglia and Sebastián Coates, for having been injured.