Portimonense vs Rio Ave Predictions and Match Preview

Portimonense vs Rio Ave
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 9th February 2019
Kick-off at 18.00 UK/ 19.00 CET
Venue: Estádio Municipal de Portimão (Portimão).

Rioavistas are one of the attacking minded sides in the Primeira Liga at this moment. Daniel Ramos’s side always plays the short passing game and always attack from the left-hand side of the pitch. Counter-attacking and finishing scoring chances are the major positive sign for the team.

The forward line is doing their job consistently; they have found the back of the net 31 times this season. The defense has been their major weakness, conceding 1.3 goals per game.

The team from Portimao possesses quality players in their rank. Antonio Folha and his troops always create chances using individual skills and long ball play. Their forward players are goal poachers in front of the goal post; making them one of the dangerous team up front.

Their main weakness lies in the defensive part of the game, as they conceded 1.3 goals per match. Losing the last two matches in a trot is a bit worrying for the team management.

Portimonense vs Rio Ave: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Rio Ave leads 4-1 in the last 5 matches in all competition.
  • More than 2 goals have been scored in the previous 5 encounters.
  • At home, Portimonense won 4 out of last 5 matches.
  • The away side always scored goals in this tie, at Estádio Municipal de Portimão.

Portimonense vs Rio Ave Prediction

This match will be more of a physical affair, as both these teams are almost equal in every aspect of the game. The tactical aspect of the game will be the only thing that will decide the match. As of now, both teams will be more cautious and probably will play for safety.

The away side has always opened their account in Estádio Municipal de Portimão. In the last four games, they consistently scored 1 goal per match at this stadium. So I think history will once again repeat itself.

Portimonense vs Rio Ave Betting Tips

  • Draw @ 3.20 (1/5)
  • Rio Ave to Score Exactly One Goal 12.00 (11/1).