Belenenses SAD vs Rio Ave
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 6 November 2020
Kick-off at 20:30 UK/ 21:30 CET
Venue: Estádio Nacional do Jamor.
Vilacondenses were one of the best teams the last season in the competition, and they had secured an entry into the Europe League via a fifth-place finish. Meanwhile, Armando Teixeira’s men were one of the worst, and they had narrowly avoided relegation in 2019-20.
Going on, both teams have continued their form from the previous campaign, and on top of that, Mario Silva’s men also do have a great h2h record against this opponent over the years.
Likely, expect Rio Ave to have a huge edge this Friday at the Estádio Nacional do Jamor.
Belenenses SAD vs Rio Ave Head-to-head (h2h)
- Vilacondenses had recorded nine of the previous eleven overall wins.
- They had scored two or more goals in four of the preceding five clashes.
- Since 2009, they have lost just twice against this opponent.
- At this stadium, the guests are on a three-game winning run.
- The visitors had scored two or more goals in six of the preceding seven clashes at this stadium.
Belenenses SAD vs Rio Ave: Prediction
Teixeira’s men are on a five-match winless run, and they also remained so in 14 of their preceding 16 fixtures. At home, they failed to win games in 12 of their last 15 attempts.
On the other hand, their counterparts are on a two-match winning run, and their sole loss this season had come against Benfica. In addition, they were also unbeaten in 14 of their preceding 16 overall games, and in 17 of their last 20 road trips.
And to further pile on, they also do have a great h2h record against this rival in the past two decades. In fact, they are on a three-fixture winning run, and had lost just twice against them in the past 11-year-period.
Considering these factors, expect Rio Ave to post the three points on the board this weekend.
Belenenses SAD vs Rio Ave: Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Rio Ave @ 1.50 (1/2)
Rio Ave to Win Either Half @ 1.60 (3/5).