Braga vs Rio Ave Prediction & Match Preview

Braga vs Rio Ave
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Tuesday, 22 December 2020
Kick-off at 20:15 UK/ 21:15 CET
Venue: Estádio Municipal de Braga.

The Archbishops have a game in hand, and they still are placed fourth in the table.

Moreover, with the third-placed Porto and the fifth-placed Guimaraes taking on each other the coming week, it’s an opportunity for Carlos Carvalhal’s men to improve their position in the standings.

Going on, with four wins from the last five fixtures in the league, the Archbishops easily have been the best team in the competition, along with Sporting and Porto.

Meanwhile, Vilacondenses have scored the least number of goals of all the teams in the Portuguese top flight, and they have secured a total of just two wins all through this campaign. Moreover, one of those wins had come against a relegation-battler.

In addition, Carvalhal’s men also have a great h2h record against this opponent over the years, and especially so at this venue.

Likely, expect Braga to have the upper hand this Tuesday at their home.

Braga vs Rio Ave: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The Archbishops had recorded nine of the previous fifteen overall wins.
  • They have scored a total of seven goals from the former three games.
  • At this venue, the hosts have posted 13 of the preceding 15 overall wins.
  • Since 1999, only once have the visitors recorded a league victory at this stadium.

Braga vs Rio Ave: Prediction

Mario Silva’s men were winless in nine of the previous thirteen overall games, and they have a total of one victory on the road in the whole of 2020. They also have an embarrassing h2h record against this opponent, and particularly so at this stadium.

On the other hand, their counterparts had won 13 of the last 16 overall fixtures, and they have lost just once at this venue since June of 2020.

By the looks of things, expect Braga to easily overcome this Rio Ave challenge this Tuesday.

Braga vs Rio Ave: Betting Tips

  • To Win: Braga @ 1.60 (3/5)
  • Over 1.5 Team Goals by Braga @ 1.67 (2/3).