Sérgio Conceição’s men are on a 51-game unbeaten run and have won 17 of their previous 18 league games. Last time out they produced a narrow 0-1 win at Moreirense which also saw them return to successful ways following an entertaining 2-2 draw with Sporting at home. That aforementioned stalemate ended Porto’s impressive winning streak at Estádio Do Dragão which stood at 16 games.
As for Gil Vicente, an eight-game unbeaten run, which has seen them pick up six wins leaves them sitting in fifth heading into the latest set of Primeira Liga fixtures. Ricardo Soares’ men are staring at an improbable push towards reaching next season’s Champions League with them 11 points behind Benfica who sit in third. Last time out they ran out 2-0 winners against Belenenses at home which extended their current winning streak to two games. On the road, they’re unbeaten in nine and have kept a clean sheet in three of those games.
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Porto vs Gil Vicente: Match Stats
As touched upon, Porto are on a 51-game unbeaten streak heading into this weekend. Across this run the Dragons have claimed 41 wins. At home, Porto have played 26 games since their last defeat, Conceição’s men have failed to score on just one occasion. (0-0 v Sporting in February 2021). Despite leading the championship Porto currently boast the league’s second best attack (58 goals) and defence (16 conceded).
Only this Sunday’s opponent is enjoying better form than Gil Vicente; both teams have picked up 13 points from the last 15 available, but it’s Porto who have scored more goals (10) albeit Gil Vicente conceded fewer (3). They also come into this latest matchday having netted in each of their past nine road games (averaging 1.7 goals per game).
24 September 2021 – Gil Vicente 1-2 Porto – Primeira Liga
6 March 2021 – Gil Vicente 0-2 Porto – Primeira Liga
29 January 2021 – Gil Vicente 0-2 Porto – Taça de Portugal
24 October 2020 – Porto 1-0 Gil Vicente – Primeira Liga
28 January 2020 – Porto 2-1 Gil Vicente – Primeira Liga
This will be the first meeting between the sides in Porto since late 2020, across their previous three clashes the Dragons have averaged two goals per game while conceding just one goal during those aforementioned head-to-head contests.