2019-20 Portuguese Primeira Liga – Portimonense vs Gil Vicente Preview & Prediction
When is Portimonense vs Gil Vicente taking place? Wednesday 3rd June, 2020 – 19:00 (UK)
Where is Portimonense vs Gil Vicente taking place? Estádio Municipal de Portimão, Portimão
Where can I get tickets for Portimonense vs Gil Vicente? Ticket information can be found on each club’s official website
What television channel is Portimonense vs Gil Vicente on? FreeSports have the rights to Portuguese Primeira Liga matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule
Where can I stream Portimonense vs Gil Vicente? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on Premier Player
Bet365 subscribers can stream Portuguese Primeira Liga matches so it is worth checking their schedule
THE TEAM NEWS
- Portimonense return to action sitting in the relegation zone having just won only two of their 24 matches played so far this season but they are the draw specialists in the Primeira having tied a league-high 10 matches so far.
- They will be delighted to play this opening match at home having lost just one of their last seven league matches although they may be forced to play a little more adventurously as they need to start winning matches to close the gap to Pacos de Ferreira above them.
- Recently-appointed coach Paul Sergio has had more time with his players and will be hoping to inspire a miraculous survival bid but he will be without Pedro Sa and Bruno Costa who are both suspended for this clash with Gil Vicente.
- Gil Vicente were enjoying some solid form before the break having picked up eight points from their previous five games with their only defeat being a narrow 0-1 home loss to Benfica and they will be keen to build on that and close the gap on the teams above them.
- They were suffering a number of injuries prior to the break but almost three months without a game has enabled several of their players to get back to full fitness so that will give them more options to choose from.
- They are however without winger Lourency through suspension along with defender Fernando Fonseca who has been forced to have surgery and could miss the remainder of the season with the duo being their only confirmed absentees.
Desperate times for Portimonense who sit way adrift of safety and simply have to start winning matches if they are to have any chance of catching the teams above them. That appears to be a difficult task when they have only won two of their 24 matches so far but new coach Paulo Sergio will be hoping for a reaction from his men. They face a strong Gil Vicente side who are tough to beat at the best of times and were in reasonable form prior to the break. With little firepower on either side though and the risk of a low tempo game in this first game back, a low scoring stalemate could well be on the cards.