Gil Vicente vs Sporting prediction, odds & betting tips – 12/04/2024

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Portugal Primeira Liga - Estadio Cidade de Barcelos

Gil Vicente vs Sporting prediction
Gil Vicente Futebol Clube in the match of the 12th round of the I Liga Portugal bwin – Photo by Icon Sport

We're bringing you our Portuguese league predictions for Sporting's trip to Gil Vicente on Friday night. The league leaders will be looking to extend their advantage over local rivals Benfica to seven points which would take Rúben Amorim's men another step closer to claiming the Primeira Liga title this season.

Gil Vicente vs Sporting predictions: Sporting too strong for their hosts

Gil Vicente vs Sporting Predictions
Our pick

🔥 Hot Tip

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⚽ Correct Score prediction

Gil Vicente 1-3 Sporting

⚽ Anytime Goalscorer prediction

Viktor Gyokeres

Key Stats

  • Both teams have scored in five of the last seven league meetings between these two clubs, and each of Sporting's last five fixtures in all competitions have also ended with both teams scoring.
  • Gil Vicente conceded three goals in their last game against Rio Ave, while Sporting have scored at least three goals in two of their last four league games but haven't kept a clean sheet in any of their last five outings.
  • Viktor Gyokeres has been fantastic for Sporting this season, scoring 22 goals in the Primeira Liga alone. The Swedish striker heads into Friday's match on the back of six goals in his last ten appearances for club and country.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Odds favour a Sporting win

  • HOME: 10/1 (11.00) – 9.1%
  • DRAW: 19/4 (5.75) – 17.4%
  • AWAY: 2/7 (1.29) – 77.8%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Sporting are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 77.8%, and we also fancy an away win on Friday night.

Gil Vicnete's 3-0 defeat at Rio Ave last time out means Friday's hosts have now lost their last three league games, while Sporting won 2-1 at Benfica in what could be a huge title-decider and have secured four wins from their last six in all competitions.

For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Under/Over 2.5 Goals market. If you want to back under 2.5 goals in this game the odds stand at 7/5 (2.40) with a probability of 41.7%, while a bet on over 2.5 goals is priced at 4/7 (1.57) which has a probability of 63.6%.

Last five H2Hs: Sporting dominate

Portugal Primeira Liga 04/12/23

Sporting

Sporting

3
Gil Vicente

Gil Vicente

1

Portugal Primeira Liga 05/04/23

Gil Vicente

Gil Vicente

0
Sporting

Sporting

0

Portugal Primeira Liga 19/03/23

Gil Vicente

Gil Vicente

0
Sporting

Sporting

0

Portugal Primeira Liga 30/09/22

Sporting

Sporting

3
Gil Vicente

Gil Vicente

1

Portugal Primeira Liga 01/05/22

Sporting

Sporting

4
Gil Vicente

Gil Vicente

1

Sporting secured a 3-1 home win against Gil Vicente back in December and have picked up 28 wins from the pair's last 39 encounters.

Team news and form guide

Gil Vicente: The odds are stacked against the hosts

Tidjany Touré was sent off in Gil Vicente's 3-0 defeat at Rio Ave last time out so won't be available for the Sporting game.

Predicted lineup: Andrew (GK), Fernandes, Pinto, Buta, Pereira, Tiba, Fujimoto, Neto, Murilo, Dominguez & Depú

Portugal Primeira Liga 18/05/24

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Estrela

Estrela

1

Gil Vicente

Gil Vicente

0

Portugal Primeira Liga 12/05/24

W

SC Farense

SC Farense

0

Gil Vicente

Gil Vicente

2

Portugal Primeira Liga 04/05/24

D

Boavista

Boavista

1

Gil Vicente

Gil Vicente

1

Portugal Primeira Liga 26/04/24

D

Arouca

Arouca

2

Gil Vicente

Gil Vicente

2

Portugal Primeira Liga 20/04/24

W

Moreirense

Moreirense

0

Gil Vicente

Gil Vicente

1

Sporting: Edging closer and closer to the title

Goalkeeper Antonio Adan has been ruled out of the trip to Gil Vicente due to a thigh injury and we expect Daniel Bragança to come in for Hidemasa Morita in the starting lineup after the Portuguese midfielder replaced the Japanese international early in the second half of the win against Benfica.

Predicted lineup: Israel (GK), Coates, Reis, Juste, Inácio, Hjulmand, Pote, Bragança, Gyökeres, Trincão & Catamo

Portugal Primeira Liga 18/05/24

W

Chaves

Chaves

0

Sporting

Sporting

3

Portugal Primeira Liga 11/05/24

W

Estoril

Estoril

0

Sporting

Sporting

1

Portugal Primeira Liga 04/05/24

W

Portimonense

Portimonense

0

Sporting

Sporting

3

Portugal Primeira Liga 28/04/24

D

FC Porto

FC Porto

2

Sporting

Sporting

2

Portugal Primeira Liga 21/04/24

W

Guimaraes

Guimaraes

0

Sporting

Sporting

3

Player to watch – Viktor Gyokeres

Some people didn't think Viktor Gyokeres would be able to make the step up to Portugal's top flight after making a name for himself in the Championship with Coventry City, but the Swedish international has taken to this league like a duck to water.

Viktor Gyokeres has been in fine form this season
Viktor Gyokeres celebrates another goal – Photo by Icon Sport

Gyokeres has scored 22 goals in 26 Primeira Liga starts this season and his goals are guiding Sporting to the league title, so if he isn't a hero with the Sporting fans just yet he will be soon enough.

Gyokeres has adapted well to life in Portugal

The 25-year-old has gone four games without a goal for club and country but we're backing him to end his mini goal drought on Friday night against struggling Gil Vicente.


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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.