League Cup: Sporting vs Gil Vicente
*Gil Vicente advances 100% with win, also the draw can be enough for them if Rio Ave will not win with more than two goals difference. Sporting wants a victory with a goal difference greater than Rio Ave.
Last Sunday Sporting welcomed Beira Mar and finished the game early at 28′ minute where the score was already 2-0 for Sporting. American striker Onyewu made a great appearance, achieved two goals, and offered his team an easy victory. Eventually, Sporting made their first victory for January and started the long backlash to catch third placed in Braga, so right now probably the league is more important for them, but this does not mean that they are not interested for the League Cup. In relation to the game against Beira Mar, there are significant changes. Midfielders Rinaudo and Izmailov are back to the squad after long term injruries, while their first scorer Wolsfinkel is returning too. Instead, they will miss Jeffren, Rodriguez and Pereirinha. Striker Bojinov is past as he was transferred to Italian Lecce.
Gil Vicente welcomed Porto last Sunday, where they had an amazing game unexpectedly, beating Porto with 3-1 score, maybe the biggest surprise of the year in Portugal, as Porto was undefeated for 55 consecutive league matches. The climate is fantastic for Gil Vicente, because beyond the glory of the result, they won three valuable points in the battle to avoid relegation. Now are they five points away from relegation zone and looking forward to the future with greater optimism. For this League-Cup match, they want another good result, as they advance 100% with a win in the semifinals of the tournament. Their coach tries to keep the tones low, stressing that the game is difficult but also that his team will not play for the draw. Of course Gil Vicente will not make any changes to their lineup.
The odds are a big joke, Gil Vicente is not that bad than odds says, they are coming from a great result and are living for this game with highest priority.
Bet: Gil Vicente +1.5 Asian Handicap @1.80 with Bet365