Porto vs Rio Ave Prediction & Match Preview

FC Porto vs Rio Ave
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Monday, 1 February 2021
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Estádio do Dragão.

The Dragons are placed second in the table, and so far have scored the most number of goals of all the teams in the competition. They are also giving a tough chase to Sporting for the title.

They have also been a phenomenal performer at home all through this campaign, and seldom have lost here for almost the whole past year.

Meanwhile, Riovistas are one of the weakest teams in the league. They have won just thrice in 2020-21, and only the struggling Belenenses have scored fewer goals than them this season.

They have also been a poor team on the road for the past several months, and most importantly, they have a worrying h2h record against this rival over the years.

By the looks of things, expect Porto to deliver a superb win this Monday.

Porto vs Rio Ave: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Sergio Conceicao’s men had recorded the previous 27 overall wins.
  • The last they lost was back in 2004.
  • They have scored two or more goals in seven of the former nine meetings.
  • The hosts had recorded wins in 18 of the preceding 22 clashes at this ground.

Porto vs Rio Ave Prediction

The Dragons had won 15 of their previous 19 overall games, and had scored two or more goals in 10 of the past 13 fixtures. They had also won 16 of the former 19 appearances at home, and had scored two or more goals in 15 of the previous 18 matches here.

On the other hand, their opposite number were winless in eight of their last ten games, and had lost three of their previous four road trips.

And most importantly, Conceicao’s men also have an impressive h2h record against this opponent over the years.

By the looks of things, expect Porto to deliver a win this Monday, and that too in style.

Porto vs Rio Ave: Betting Tips

  • Porto -1, -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.80 (4/5)
  • Over 1.5 Second Half Goals @ 1.83 (5/6).