Aves vs Estoril: Preview and Predictions

Desportivo Aves vs Estoril
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Monday, 30 April 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK
Venue: Estadio Clube Desportivo das Aves (Vila das Aves).

Both Desportivo Aves and Estoril have been struggling badly with the form throughout the entire season in Primeira Liga. They are about to take on each other in the final game of the Matchday on Monday evening in Vila das Aves. The match has all the ingredients of a relegation six-pointer given there are only two points separating the two sides in the battle for survival.

The hosts are in a somewhat better position being two points adrift of their counterparts who sit rock-bottom with just three games left to play. Feirense sits in between these two likes and Estoril have a game just against them upcoming in the very last round of the competition, meaning a win here would put them in a great situation ahead of the final couple of matches.

Aves vs Estoril: Head-to-head

Estoril wee the more successful side over the course of history.

They won 12 and lost just 5 of 22 meetings with Desportivo Aves.

However, each of last seven head to head games saw home teams on the winning side, which is definitely great news for Desportivo Aves here.

Truth be told, five of these seven games were played at Estadio Antonio Coimbra da Mota.

Aves vs Estoril: Prediction

The head coach Ivo Vieira managed to improve his team’s defensive displays a lot of late. Estoril only conceded three goals in last three league games, two of which came in a narrow 1-2 loss to Benfica last weekend. The Canaries were unlucky to concede the late stoppage-time goal from Eduardo Salvio there to lose the game at the end.

Aves made it to the Taca da Portugal final by beating Caldas 1-2 after extra-time ten days ago, but they failed to back up such success falling 3-0 away at Tondela last time out in Primeira Liga. Jose Mota will rely on his team’s home form, though, given that Aves won three of last four matches in front of the home crowd where they kept clean sheets in five of last six games in all competitions.

Under 2.5 goals FT has to be the top betting call here, set at the odds of 1.85 given that the match will have a huge significance and we don’t expect any of two managers risking it out with an attacking strategy. Alternatively, Estoril Under 1.5 team goals looks to be a banker at 1.40 given that Aves did not concede a goal in five of last six home matches.

Aves vs Estoril: Bet Tips

  • Under 2.5 Goals FT @ 1.85
  • Estoril Under 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.40