Rio Ave vs Boavista Prediction & Match Preview

Rio Ave vs Boavista
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 19 January 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estádio do Rio Ave (Vila do Conde).

Considering Boavista’s unimpressive form in overall games (especially on the road), against the home advantage and h2h superiority of Rio Ave – the hosts should emerge victorious this Sunday.

Rio Ave vs Boavista Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Rio won seven of the last nine games.
  • Boavista have scored a total of three goals from the preceding six clashes combined.
  • Since 2003, only once have Boavista won at this venue.
  • Rio Ave kept clean sheets in four of the last six encounters at this ground.

Rio Ave vs Boavista Prediction

Rio Ave were on the road the last match-day, and still managed to record a 0-1 win over Santa Clara. Meanwhile, Boavista could not even deliver a draw, as they succumbed to Famalicao by a 0-1 scoreline.

In regards to result this Sunday, consider the current form of Boavista. They are winless in their last four games, of which three were losses, and also were winless in 19 of their preceding 23 games. 

The team have recorded a total of just two wins on the road this campaign, and both these victories had come against teams from the bottom tier of the league table.

On the other hand, Rio Ave were unbeaten in ten of their last fifteen overall match-ups, and had won three of their last five at home. They had also kept clean sheets in three of their previous five home games, and only once have conceded more than one goal in front of the home crowd this season.

Moreover, Rio Ave have won seven of the last nine h2h clashes, and conceded a total of just three goals from the past six such fixtures combined. In addition, at this venue, only once have Boavista won in the last 17 years against this opponent, and they failed to score in four of their prior six visits.

Most importantly, this past decade, disregarding a single game, Rio Ave hold a 100% winning record in h2h clashes at this venue, and had scored two or more goals in the previous three such fixtures.

Taking into account these findings, it’s estimated that Rio Ave should post a convincing win this Sunday in front of their home crowd.

Rio Ave vs Boavista Betting Tips

  • To Win: Rio Ave @ 1.75 (3/4)
  • Rio Ave to Score in First Half @ 1.83 (5/6).