Chaves vs Rio Ave
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 8 March 2019
Kick-Off at 20:30 UK
Venue: Estadio Municipal Eng. Manuel Branco Teixeira (Chaves).
The 25th round of Portuguese Primeira Liga is going to be opened with the clash between Chaves and Rio Ave.
The hosts are struggling for the survival as they are sitting in the relegation zone being four points behind the nearest safe spot. They cannot be proud of their recent form as home side snatched just two points in the last four rounds.
Tiago Fernandes’s side has severe troubles in converting their chances into goals as they are one of the most inefficient teams in the league.
Chaves haven’t been confident when playing at home ground, but they’ve suffered only one defeat in the last five matches played at their ground.
Rio Ave are not playing very well lately as they’ve tied three defeats which pushed them down to the middle of the table. Although they are sitting on the 9th spot, the visitors are just five points ahead of the red line.
Although Bruno Moreira and the lads have been pretty efficient in the front, their poor defending costed them too many points. Rio Ave are not enjoying their away displays as they managed to snatch only three wins from eleven outings so far.
Chaves vs Rio Ave: Head-to-head
Rio Ave haven’t lost to Chaves since 2003 and during that period they managed to beat their rivals six times.
The visitors are enjoying three victories in a row over their opponents and they managed to score 13 times in a row against Chaves.
Until their latest clash, the crowd was able to see goals in both nets seven times in a row.
Chaves vs Rio Ave: Prediction
Both sides are in a poor form and they want to break their winless streaks in this one. Although they lost three times in a row, Rio Ave are slight favourites in this one and they should get back home with all three points from this match.
Although Chaves haven’t been too productive so far in the season, we are going to follow the tradition of their head to head clashes which have been pretty efficient lately. We believe both sides should score in this one.
Chaves vs Rio Ave: Bet Tips
Away win @ 3.10 (21/10)
BTTS Yes @ 1.90 (9/10).