Aves vs Rio Ave
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 9 February 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Estádio do CD das Aves (Vila das Aves).
Rio Ave made light work of this foe when the two sides locked horns in the reverse fixture. With Aves struggling to get things going, even at home, count on the visitors to rub further salt in their wounds this weekend.
Aves vs Rio Ave Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash saw Rio Ave run riot with a whopping 5-1 scorecard.
- Three of their past five games have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in three of their previous six encounters.
- Four of their last eight meetings have finished as a tie.
- Rio Ave have registered the win in three of their past ten fixtures. (W-3, D-4, L-3)
Aves vs Rio Ave Prediction
Aves upset the odds last week to pull off a narrow 2-1 win over Maritimo, that too, on the road. Despite recording just half as many shots on target as their foes in that clash, the hosts were a lot more clinical in their efforts and deservedly made the trip back home with the win.
Be that as it may, the three points has hardly altered their position on the ladder. With just four wins from their last eighteen matchups, the home team are still stuck to the bottom of the table and are two points adrift of their nearest opponents.
On the other hand, Rio Ave have been coping a lot better in their respective campaign. At the moment, the visitors are sporting an impressive four-match unbeaten streak, which has seen them garner ten points from a possible twelve.
It is also worth mentioning that the guests have been convincing in their recent outings. As a matter of fact, Rio Ave have not admitted defeat away from home in the league since the start of the new year.
In sharp contrast, Aves have been at the losing end in six of their past eight clashes at home. Given the evident difference in form, Rio Ave are sizing up to be the favorites in this one.
However, the guests have not secured the bragging rights in any of their past six trips to this stadium. Taking into account that the visitors have shared the spoils twice already on the road as well, back a draw no bet, just to be on the safer side.
Additionally, despite the poor string results, it needs saying that Aves have not been entirely disastrous in their own defensive third here. They have lost by a two-goal margin or more just once at home this season, and have kept the scorecards below 2.5 goals in five of their previous seven games as well.
Meanwhile, scoring goals on the road has just not been Rio Ave’s cup of tea. In fact, they have found the back of the net just nine times from their outings so far.
Hence, it is certainly safe to expect a low scoring affair come Sunday.
Aves vs Rio Ave Betting tips
Draw no bet: Rio Ave @ 1.60 (3/5)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).