Maritimo vs Rio Ave
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Monday, 28th January 2019
Kick-off at 17.00 UK/ 18.00 CET
Venue: Estádio dos Barreiros (Funchal).
The Green-and-Reds must have fed up with their continuous mediocre performances because we can really see the fire to win in the players’ eyes the last match-days. And rightfully, once the attitude was in place, the team has started to register some wins. In fact, the last three games saw the team taking nine points.
Riovistas would be dreading another trip on the road. The memories of their last five journeys would still be fresh, and it sure would be hurting. Their mid-table position is just a facade that the team possesses due to the work they put in earlier. They will definitely be on the back-foot as they travel to Funchal this Monday.
Maritimo vs Rio Ave Head-to-head (h2h)
- Eight of the last nine wins belong to the team that hosted the game.
- The away team failed to score in eight of the last eleven attempts.
- Armando Teixeira’s men recorded five wins in the last six home-ties.
- Vilacondenses failed to score in four of their last six games at the Estádio dos Barreiros.
- Seven of the last 15 ties saw a 1-0 scorecard.
Maritimo vs Rio Ave Prediction
Home-teams have always performed very well whenever these two took the pitch. Moreover, Daniel Ramos’s men are going through a deep crisis right now, and are not in any condition to mount any kind of formidable challenge on the road. They have lost all of their last five games on the road, and six of the last seven. The team has also conceded in their last 12 ties away from home.
Additionally, the last time the group won a league game with the away handicap, was back in September. And that has remained the only one this season. There’s no reasonable chance that the squad would be surviving this tie.
The Lions of Almirante Reis, who have won their last three straight games will definitely have the upper hand, and coupled with their home advantage, is expected to win. Their only disadvantage would be their inability to score at will. The team has managed just nine goals in their last 11 home-ties. And for the reason, I expect the final score to be 1-0, in favor of the hosts.
Maritimo vs Rio Ave Betting Tips
Correct Score: 1-0, Maritimo @ 7.00 (6/1)
Maritimo to Keep a Clean Sheet @ 2.75 (7/4).