Sporting CP and Gil Vicente meet at Estádio José Alvalade, in a match for the 1st round of the Primeira Liga. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the home team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and lost 1. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 07-01-2020, ended with victory. Sporting CP by (2‑1). Attention to the home factor, since Sporting CP tends to achieve different results at home and abroad.
Sporting CP :
This is the first match in this edition of the home team’s competition, which finished the previous edition in 4th position. This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 5 victories, 3 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 23 goals scored and 24 suffered; against 12 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in his stadium, with 23 goals scored and 9 suffered. The team comes to this match after a home win against Real Valladolid by (2‑1). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Sporting CP won 9 and drew 1. Their defense has not been very strong, since they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their attack has scored regularly, since he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games.
The Sporting Lisboa team has got off to a good start in the championship, in which it aims to qualify for the Champions League, while continuing to dream, due to the strength of its history, of winning the title again. For now, the team led by Rúben Amorim continues with a game less played than most teams, in third position in the standings, with the same 10 points as FC Porto and one more than Braga. After the draw in the classic against FC Porto (2×2), at home, Sporting won again, last Saturday, in the Azores islands, against Santa Clara, by 1×2. Pedro Gonçalves was the great individual figure of the match, scoring the winning goal, already in the final part of the match.
The visiting team makes its debut in this edition of the event after having finished the last season in 10th position. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 5 victories, 3 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 14 goals scored and 16 suffered; against 6 victories, 4 draws and 5 defeats in his stadium, with 24 goals scored and 23 suffered. The team comes to this match after a draw at home with Paços de Ferreira by (3‑3). In the last 10 away matches played for all competitions, Gil Vicente won 3, tied 2 and lost 5. 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. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 8 of the last 18 matches have ended with Under 1,5 goals. This is a team that tends to find it difficult to score first. In fact, he only opened the scoring once in the last 15 games.
Gil Vicente’s team is having a balanced campaign at the start of the championship and comes to this match late in the first day in twelfth position in the standings, with the same five points from Belenneses, Paços de Ferreira and Tondela. Last weekend, coach Rui Almeida’s team recorded the first defeat of the 2020/21 season, when they lost 1×0 at Estádio do Dragão, against FC Porto. Despite the defeat, Gil Vicente’s team left a very positive image in various periods of the game, specifically in the first half hour of the first half, when he could have opened the scoring, and in the final part, playing in numerical superiority.