Maritimo vs Rio Ave
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: 13 July 2020
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Estádio dos Barreiros (Funchal).
On the back of some excellent results, the Maritimo versus Rio Ave match up promises some fireworks this Monday.
The narrow 1-0 away win at Boavista stretched Maritimo’s winning streak to three games and helped to recover from a poor run of form in calendar year 2020.
The Green-and-Reds managed 4 wins and 1 draw since football resume in Europe, the two they lost were to Porto and Benfica.
Meantime Rio Ave turn out to be an exciting side to watch with their attacking football and bagged four wins from 7, while losing the other three.
However, they are the third best away side in the league and their latest away game resulted in a 1-0 defeat at Gil Vicente, bringing an 8-match unbeaten run (6w, 2d) on the road to a halt.
Only Porto and Benfica have earned more points that Rioavistas while playing away from home.
Maritimo vs Rio Ave Head-to-head
The duels between these two sides are generally tight affairs and usually settled by a solitary goal.
Only 2 of the last 9 saw over 2.5 goals while both teams scored just once.
Interestingly, the teams share 5 wins each from their last 11 meetings, settling for a stalemate on one occasion.
And ultimately, Maritimo stand strong at their own backyard in this head-to-head fixture with 5 wins in last 7.
So, this is a battle between a strong and stable home side against one of the best away sides in the league.
Maritimo vs Rio Ave Prediction
Both teams come to this match in good spirits and another tight affair is on the cards.
Yet, this might go against their h2h trend since Rio Ave come with an excellent away record. They are chasing Europa League football and they will be hoping to snatch at least point here to remain in the race.
Maritimo, however are traditionally strong at home and they had managed to set things right after a sloppy start in the current year.
Still, there is a possibility of dropping points here, but I do not see them losing this one. This certainly means, double chance on the home side are up for grabs, especially when the odds are priced at 1.75.
Since the Green-and-Reds failed to score just once at the Estádio dos Barreiros all season and they are welcoming a side on excellent scoring form, both teams to score in the match looks like a decent option for goal lovers.
Maritimo vs Rio Ave Betting Tips
Double Chance: Home win or Draw @ 1.75 (3/4).
Both teams to Score @ 1.85 (6/7).