Portimonense vs Rio Ave Prediction & Match Preview

Portimonense vs Rio Ave
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 13 December 2019
Kick-off at 20:30 UK / 21:30 CET
Venue: Estádio Municipal de Portimão (Portimão).

Portimonense are yet to hit the ground running in their campaign. To make matters worse, they are hovering dangerously close to the relegation zone as of now.

With Rio Ave on a three-match unbeaten run at Estádio Municipal de Portimão, it certainly looks like the hosts have their work cut out for them come Friday.

Portimonense vs Rio Ave Head to head (h2h)

  • Their last clash ended in a 1-1 draw.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net together in three of their past five meetings.
  • Half of their last ten encounters have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • A stalemate has occurred just once in their past fifteen fixtures.
  • Rio Ave have registered the win eight times in their previous fifteen matchups. (W-8, D-2, L-5)

Portimonense vs Rio Ave Prediction

Portimonense failed to record back to back wins last week after Vitoria de Guimaraes slotted two unanswered goals past them on the road. The hosts have now tasted success just once in their last six games in the first division.

On the other hand, Rio Ave bounced back to winning ways in their most recent encounter with Gil Vicente at home after Mehdi Taremi scored the only goal of the game. The visiting contingent have admitted defeat just thrice in their last ten clashes in all competitions as well.

At the moment, the guests are sitting sixth on the ladder with eighteen points to their name.

It is also worth mentioning that Rio Ave have not been at the losing end in any of their previous three visits here. Given that the away side have also stumbled just twice in their past five outings in the league, Rio Ave are the front runners to come away with the win in this one.

Be that as it may, the hosts are unbeaten in their past two clashes on home soil. Taking into account that their last h2h meeting here also ended in a tie, the safest choice would be opting for a double chance.

Furthermore, the home side have not kept a clean sheet in their past five matchups here. Meanwhile, the visiting contingent have been consistent in finding the back of the net in each of their last six trips to this venue.

Moreover, both teams have also found the back of the net together in four of their past six h2h meetings here. As such, count on the two sides to have their scoring boots on this week.

Portimonense vs Rio Ave Betting tips

  • Double chance: Draw or Rio Ave @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Both teams to score @ 1.60 (3/5).