Besiktas vs Rio Ave
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 24 September 2020
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Vodafone Park.
The Black Eagles were one of the most impressive teams in the Super Lig the last season, and they overcame intense competition to finish third – ahead of the likes of Sivasspor, Galatasaray, Fenerbahce etc.
Meanwhile, Riovistas were locked in a battle with Famalicao all season long to secure the final European spot, and displaying impressive clutch performances, the former made sure of a fifth-place finish in the final game week of the Primeira Liga.
As such, either team are deserving of a spot in the Europa League, and they both are from two of the best leagues in the continent as well.
Moreover, both have proved their mettle in high-pressure matches as well. Likely, expect a high-scoring thriller this Thursday, with either squad having the chance to progress to the next round.
Besiktas vs Rio Ave: Head-to-head (h2h)
- This is the first encounter between the two teams.
Besiktas vs Rio Ave: Prediction
Sergen Yalcin’s men have lost just once in their past nine fixtures, and this loss had come against PAOK in the Champions League. They had scored three or more goals in two of the former three overall games, and netted two or more goals in four of the preceding seven fixtures.
At home, they have lost just thrice since October of 2019, and had scored two or more goals in 14 of their previous 19 appearances at this stadium.
In the meantime, their counterparts were unbeaten in eight of their last nine overall match-ups, and have lost just twice away from home in 2020. And one of these two losses had come against Benfica as well.
As seen, both teams are in form, and have been scoring goals left and right. This Thursday, with a ticket to one of the most prestigious competitions in the continent on the line, expect them to deliver a great performance.
And for the reasons, expect a goal-fest this game week.
Besiktas vs Rio Ave: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.00 (1/1).