Pacos de Ferreira vs Rio Ave
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Monday, 7 May 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK
Venue: Estadio da Capital do Movel (Pacos de Ferreira).
Pacos de Ferreira and Rio Ave are going to wrap up the 33rd round of Portuguese Primeira Liga on Monday evening. Home side is struggling to secure the survival at the end of the season and they are one place below the red line. However, they have the same number of points as Vitoria Setubal who are on the nearest safe spot. Joao Henriques’ side is in a bad form and they have picked up only a point from the last four matches. They need to improve a lot in the final two rounds if they want to remain in the top flight.
Rio Ave can be content of their campaign as they are very close to securing the 5th spot which could probably take them to the Europa League next season. They are three points ahead of Maritimo, but since the visitors are in a variable form, they need to be completely focused in the final two rounds if they want to remain at the current spot. They broke the streak of three winless matches in the latest round and the away side is looking to pick up where they left off.
Pacos de Ferreira v Rio Ave: Head-to-head
These two sides have been involved in many draw matches when they were facing each other, and Rio Ave have been more successful in the last five seasons as they have suffered only one defeat against their rivals. In their five clashes from the last six, both sides have been able to score at least once in the game.
Pacos de Ferreira v Rio Ave: Prediction
In the last nine years, the hosts have booked only two victories against Rio Ave at home ground. Since Pacos de Ferreira are in a bad run and they cannot be proud of their results against Rio Ave, the visitors should be capable of remaining undefeated in this one.
Their head to head clashes in Pacos de Ferreira have been pretty efficient and since Joao Novais and the lads have been involved in high scoring matches lately, in this one we might see both teams finding the back of the net at least once.
Pacos de Ferreira v Rio Ave: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.20
BTTS Yes @ 1.75