Guimaraes vs Rio Ave
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: 6th April 2018, Friday
Kick-off at 20:30 UK/ 21:30 CET
Venue: Estadio D. Afonso Henriques (Guimaraes).
The league season is well and truly over for both Guimaraes and Rio Ave as they cannot achieve anything less than a top half finish with 6 games left to play.
Vitoria Guimaraes, this is not their best season as they sit at 10th in the table after a finishing 4th last season. Still, the team managed by Jose Peseiro will be keen to climb up to the top half of the table.
Vitoria’s current form is nothing but poor having won just of the last 7. Yet, they will be positive on the back of a decent home record and a strong h2h record against their Friday’s visitors
Rio Ave were having a good season until January and they are still 5th in the league table. But 3 wins from the last 9 matches pushed them out of the European qualification race and wins in remaining 6 games won’t get them into the top four. Their away record in recent weeks is extremely poor as they lost 5 on the bounce.
Vitoria Guimaraes vs Rio Ave: Head-to-head
- Guimaraes are on a three match winning streak against Rio Ave in Primeira Liga matches.
- All three wins came with clean sheets.
- Rio Ave have only 1 league win to show in the last 9 h2h meetings, drew 2 and lost 6.
- Guimaraes are unbeaten in the last 4 home matches against Rio Ave, 3 wins and 1 draw.
Vitoria Guimaraes vs Rio Ave: Predictions
Despite the cumulative inconsistencies, Guimaraes are still a decent side at home and have lost just 1 of their last 5 at Afonso Henriques. On the other hand, Rio Ave are coming on the back of 5 consecutive away defeats and conceded 17 goals in the process. Also considering Guimaraes had won their last 3 h2h home matches against Rio Ave, the home win is unarguably the best bet here.
Vitoria Guimaraes vs Rio Ave: Bet Tips
FT Result – Guimaraes to win @ 2.30 odd.
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.90 odd.