Boavista vs Rio Ave
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 12th August 2017
Kick off at 20:30 UK/ 21:30 CET
Venue: Estadio do Bessa Seculo XXI.
Rio Ave came seventh in the previous term of Primeira Liga and they ply to attack positions which lead to Europa League in the upcoming season.
Rio Grande are off to a positive kick off to the new campaign as they saw off Belenenses 1-0 on the home patch in mid-week.
The visitors hope to build on the fine display from Monday to dispatch Boavista challenge in the second round of the competition set to be played on Saturday evening at Estadio do Bessa Seculo XXI.
Os Axadrezados will have a very tough task to repeat the last year’s success when they finished the season in the top half on the standings.
Boavista entered the new season with a significantly changed (weakened if we may say) squad and the head coach Miguel Leal will have a super tough task to put the new signings in bed ahead of the upcoming fixtures.
Boavista opened the season with a 2-1 loss to the league’s newcomers Portimonense on the road on Monday evening.
The visitors kept hold off their key figures from the last season as the new head coach Miguel Cardoso can count on both Guedes and Tarantini who showed a decent form in pre-season friendlies.
The midfielder Chico Gerlades was the one who made the difference by netting the only goal of the game in their opening fixture against Belenenses in Villa do Conde.
Boavista vs Rio Ave: Head to head
Each of last three head to head meetings between the two teams saw visiting sides coming out victorious and we would not be surprised to see such trend continued this Saturday.
Rio Grande have been more successful lately having won three of their previous four clashes with Boavista.
Boavista vs Rio Ave: Prediction
The value has to be with the visitors who have a much stronger lineup and who are priced up at 7/5 to claim three points from Estadio do Bessa Seculo XXI.
The visitors have been pretty tough to break down in pre-season and we’ll alternatively go with them to keep their net untouched at 13/8.
Boavista vs Rio Ave: Bets
The top betting pick will be Rio Ave to win the match at 7/5.
You can also take Rio Ave to keep a clean sheet at the odds of 13/8.