Braga vs Rio Ave
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 6 October 2018
Kick-Off at 20:30 UK / 21:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Braga (Braga).
Braga host Rio Ave in one of the most interesting ties of the Matchday No 7 in Primeira Liga. The hosts are enjoying a stellar form at the start of the new campaign and they sit at the very top of the league standings with five wins and a draw in six outings so far. Can they maintain such an outstanding thread on Saturday evening against top-half rivals Rio Ave?
Braga made it five wins on the spin across competitions when they eased past Belenenses 0-3 on Sunday evening. Wilson Eduardo was the man responsible for the finishing touch on the occasion as he completed a brace, while Ricardo Horta added his name to the scoreline in between Wilson’s goals.
Abel Ferreira can also be thrilled for his team’s splendid form at the back as the Archbishops have been very tough to break down so far in the campaign as well. Braga shipped only two goals in last five games and their defense looked rock-solid particularly against Belenenses last weekend.
Braga vs Rio Ave: Head-to-head
The overall head to head stats speak in Braga’s favour, but it’s Rio Ave who have been more successful in the most recent history of matches against the Archbishops.
Vilacondenses won four of last five meetings with Braga.
Teams snatched a win apiece in the previous term of Primeira.
Three of mentioned four wins for Rio Ave saw the same 1-0 scoreline.
Braga vs Rio Ave: Prediction
The visitors will also enter the game in high spirits following back-to-back wins over Santa Clara and Boavista. They bagged five goals along and could represent a serious test to Braga’s impeccable run.
However, the reality says we should be surprised to see anything else but a comprehensive home win here. Vilacondenses generally struggled on travels in the previous term, losing 10 of 17 matches in Primeira away from home.
Braga rarely drop points in front of the home fans and we just have to back them to keep the amazing from going and win sixth straight game in all competitions here.
Braga vs Rio Ave: Bet Tips
Braga to win 1.40 (2/5)
HT/FT Braga/Braga @ 2.10 (11/10).