Rio Ave vs Aves
Portugal Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 31 March 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: Estadio do Rio Ave Futebol Clube, Vila do Conde
There are only eight rounds left to be played in Portuguese Primeira Liga this season, and battles for the title, Europe and relegation continue.
Rio Ave are currently in a comfort zone, sitting in the 9th place with 32 points, which is seven above the red line. They have a lot of breathing space at the moment, which can’t be said for their Sunday’s opponents Desportivo Aves. This should be an exciting match, with a couple of decent betting opportunities.
Bookmakers are slightly favoring the home team at 2.15 odds. Rio Ave were on a really bad streak of results in February (suffered three consecutive losses to Santa Clara, Boavista and Sporting Lisbon).
However they recovered from that by beating Nacional and snatching a point from Chaves. This team has very inconsistent record of four wins, five draws and four losses. Goal difference at the moment is at zero level, 20-20.
As for their opposition, Aves have collected more points when playing in front of the home crowd. On the road, fans rarely had a chance to be happy. Seven out of 12 games so far were lost, while having very negative goal difference of 10-20.
Rio Ave vs Aves: Head-to-head
These two teams have met 14 times in the past and interestingly, visitors have small lead when it comes to victories 7-4. The average number of goals scored in those duels is 2.50 per match, and we are not expecting to see empty nets on Sunday neither.
Rio Ave vs Aves: Prediction
As already mentioned above, Aves are doing really poor when playing away from home with loss rate of 55%. Rio Ave have shown signs of recover lately and we feel that 2.15 odds on home win are worth a punt.
As for the goals market, the last two head to head meetings had three goals each, so 2 or 3 goals bet stands out the most.
Rio Ave vs Aves: Bet Tips
Home win @ 2.15
2 or 3 goals in the match @ 2.02