Football Bet of the Day: More away-day struggles for Gil Vicente

 | February 07 | 

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The Taca de Portugal has reached the quarter-final stage and there are two interesting last-eight ties on Thursday night.

Benfica are 3/10 to win at Vizela and the Eagles shouldn’t have too many problems progressing to the semi-finals.

Vitoria de Guimaraes’ clash with Gil Vicente looks a little more competitive, but the home side should have the edge and they could be the value bet at the Estadio D. Afonso Henriques.

Football Bet of the Day - Thursday 8 February

  • Vitoria de Guimaraes to beat Gil Vicente to nil @ 7/4

Guimaraes are enjoying an excellent season that has seen the Conquerors move firmly into the European qualification battle in the Portuguese Primeira Liga. Alvaro Pacheco’s men have lost only one of their last nine league matches, winning six of those. 

The sole defeat during that impressive run came against Thursday’s cup opponents Gil Vicente at the end of January, but there are reasons to think that Guimaraes can turn the tables.  

Pacheco’s men did lose 1-0 when tackling Gil Vicente at the Estadio Cidade de Barcelos, but Guimaraes had more of the ball in that contest and they also won the shot count.  

An 85th-minute strike turned that contest in the favour of the Roosters, but there wasn’t much between the sides in that Barcelos bash and Guimaraes deserved at least a point.  

The Conquerors have home advantage on Thursday night and that could prove key for a side that has won 11 of their last 13 Estadio D. Afonso Henriques matches.  

Gil Vicente have won only three of their last 13 league games and Vítor Campelos’ side have enjoyed a fairly kind run of fixtures in the cup.  

It would be a struggle to find another team in Europe with a poorer away record than the Roosters, as they will head to Guimaraes having lost nine of their 10 away Primeira Liga matches this season. 

Campelo;s men have hit only two goals in their last four away league matches, and that form holds far more relevance than their cup efforts, given the level of opposition on Thursday.  

The Roosters were hammered 3-0 at Benfica at the weekend and Campelos must rally his troops for the trip to Guimaraes.  

The Conquerors are 7/10 to extend their excellent home record, and condemn Gil Vicente to another away-day defeat, but given the visitors’ struggles in front of goal on the road, the real value could be the 7/4 about Guimaraes winning the match to nil. 

Vitoria de Guimaraes to win to nil at 7/4 

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