Aves vs Chaves
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 11th May 2018
Kick-off at 20:30 UK/ 21:30 CET
Venue: Estadio do CD das Aves (Vila das Aves).
The newly promoted Aves welcome Chaves for their final league game of the 2017/18 edition of the Portuguese Primeira Liga.
The teams literally have nothing to play for on the final matchday as 13th placed Aves are 5 points above safety and Chaves despite ranked 6th in the table is a whopping 31 points behind Europa League qualification zone.
Last week saw Aves bag a comfortable 3-0 win at Moreirense to keep their good run of form going. The team has now picked 3 wins from their last four matches, a run that helped them move into safe zone in advance.
Aves were not solid at home for the majority of the season, but they are in a green patch at the moment. Their last 6 saw 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, a total turnaround considering they had won just once from their first 10 home matches of the season.
Chaves thrashed Maritimo 4-1 last week and bagged their second win in the space of three wins. However, Chaves has been quite underwhelming in away games off-late. They are coming into this match on a four match win-less run on the road, drew 1 and lost 3 and are a team that lost half of their away games this season. On top of that, they have a poor scoring record in away games this season and average just under 1 goal per game.
Aves vs Chaves: Head-to-head
The teams settled for a 1-1 draw in the Primeira Liga clash earlier this season.
Most of their previous meetings has been in the Segunda Liga and Chaves had the better of Aves in recent times as they bagged 5 wins from the 6 meetings while losing 1 which is their last clash at Vila das Aves.
Five of their last 6 h2h meetings saw both teams scoring.
At home, Aves won 6, drew 1 and lost 2 of the last 9 h2h meetings with Chaves.
Aves vs Chaves: Prediction
Form wise, Aves is the better side in this contest having won 4 of the last 6 at home along with a draw and a defeat. They also kept 5 clean sheets in the process, signaling a tough task for Chaves whose away form is nothing but disastrous.
Aves vs Chaves: Bet Tips
- FT – Aves to win @ 2.65 odd.
- Under 2.5 match goals @ 1.95 odds.