Rio Ave vs Jagiellonia Bialystok Preview and Predictions

Rio Ave vs Jagiellonia Bialystok
Europa League Qualifiers
Date: Thursday, 2nd August 2018
Kick-off: 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estádio do Rio Ave (Vila do Conde).

Rio Ave look to overturn a narrow 1-0 defeat in Poland when they welcome Jagiellonia Bialystok for the second leg of the Europa League second round tie.

Last week’s win against Rio Ave is Jagiellonia is first high profile win in Europa, with their previous wins at the competitions coming against teams from less competitive leagues.

Rio Ave had a strong home record in the Portuguese league last season and lost only 4 games here in all competitions.

Jagiellonia are performing better on the road lately, therefore we are expected to see a high scoring games this Thursday.

Rio Ave vs Jagiellonia Bialystok Betting Tips

  • FT – Rio Ave win & Over 2.5 goals at 2.90 odd
  • Both teams to Score at 2.20.

Rio Ave vs Jagiellonia Bialystok Match Preview

Rio Ave seem to have retained their consistency through the pre-season, but the defeat in the first leg at Bialystok leaves them with a few question marks.

The Portuguese outfit came for the first leg of their Europa League Qualifiers clash on the back of a nine-game unbeaten streak, where they beat Feirense, Espinho, and Chaves as well as held Famalicao to a draw since the early July.

Rio now hope to get back to winning ways in front of the home crowd at Estádio do Rio Ave.

Jagiellonia will have different plans for the day but they have, interestingly, been more convincing on the road recently. Ireneusz Mamrot’s men have seen a convincing 2-0 away win at Arka on the weekend and is expected to give their Portuguese rivals the run for their money.

Rio Grande look to capitalize on the home advantage as well and we expect the visitors very motivated as well, which promises a great contest to watch. They’ve been regularly scoring and conceding goals over the past couple of weeks and we now hope for goals from Bialystok as well.

Rio Ave vs Jagiellonia Head-to-head

This is the sides’ first head-to-head clash and happened last midweek, Jagiellonia taking a narrow 1-0 home win.

Jagiellonia have struggled for consistency in front of the home crowd, but impressed on the road lately.

Rio Ave have been in better shape recently and look to prove their character in Poland was one of those off days.