Aves vs Chaves
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 17 March 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Clube Desportivo das Aves (Vila das Aves).
Augusto Inacio managed to shift Aves’ fortunes around since taking charge in January this year. The new manager guided the team to for wins in last eight league rounds. Such rise in form helped Aves escape the red zone. They are now 12th in the league ladder, but still only two points adrift of the relegation zone.
We thus have reasons to call their Sunday’s home fixture against Chaves a true relegation six-pointer knowing the visitors are second from bottom with a four-point distance between them and the safe zone.
Unlike their counterparts, the visitors are struggling badly to snatch results in recent weeks. They are winless in past five league outings and have collected only two points along the way. The negative form keeps them second from bottom with a four-point deficit to safe zone and position currently held by Vitoria Setubal.
Aves vs Chaves: Head-to-head
Aves have a positive head to head record against Flavienses.
The hosts lead the H2H tie by four wins ahead of their 26th encounter with Chaves.
Teams played each other twice this season and Desportivo Aves came on top on both occasions (1-2 in Primeira Liga and 2-0 in Taca da Portugal).
Five of last seven head to head games saw goals scored at both ends.
Aves vs Chaves: Prediction
Both head to head record and recent form suggest a pleasant afternoon for the local fans at Estadio Clube Desportivo das Aves. Augusto Inacio’s men kept back-to-back clean sheets in last two league ties against Boavista and Santa Clara. They generally played very well on the home patch lately as defeats only came against top-notch sides Porto, Braga and Benfica.
The story is completely opposite with Flavienses who struggled badly to score goals on travels recently. Chaves notched only one goal in last seven matches on the road across competitions. The home win to nil is thus our betting recommendation for this relegation six-pointer.
Aves vs Chaves: Bet Tips
Aves to win @ 2.05 (21/20)
Aves to keep a clean sheet @ 2.25 (5/4).