Moreirense vs Rio Ave
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 3rd May 2019
Kick-off at 20.30 UK/ 21.30 CET
Venue: Parque Joaquim de Almeida Freitas (Moreira de Conegos).
Rio Ave just did Benfica a great favor, by making Porto drop points in the last match-day. Both Porto and Benfica were neck-and-neck in the race for the title, and it really looked like it would have been decided in the last match-day. But as of now, Benfica holds the advantage, thanks to the spectacular performance by Rio, against a determined and in-form Porto.
Moreirense may be lying just below the top-four and is a major contender to finish fifth in the table, but it must be their loss of a purpose to fight for, that the team has been lackluster in the last few matches. Against a side high in momentum, their chances seem not that good.
Moreirense vs Rio Ave Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last five matches in a row had both teams on the scorecard.
- Rio recorded three of the last five wins.
- Moreirense has recorded just a single league win in the last 15 years at this venue.
- Three of the last four games at this stadium had both teams netting goals.
Moreirense vs Rio Ave Prediction
Both teams are out of contention for playoffs, but the way they have faced the reality with is entirely different. While Moreirense has taken it casual and is strolling till the end of the season, Rio is giving the fight of their lives in each and every tie. Just the last match-day, Rio held title-contender Porto to a draw, despite the team being on ominous form.
Moreover, Rio recorded three of the last five h2h wins and has lost just one league tie at this venue in the last 15 years. As such, the team should be a firm favorite to not lose this tie.
The home advantage for Moreirense will come into play though. Moreover, the last five h2h games and eight of the last ten had goals from both teams, and so did three of the last four at this venue. And importantly, Rio conceded goals in nine of their last ten matches, and in four of their last five on the road. Expect both teams to take part in the goal-scoring action this Friday.
Moreirense vs Rio Ave Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.70 (7/10)
Double Chance: Rio Ave or Draw @1.60 (3/5).