Rio Ave vs Braga
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Tuesday, 30 June 2020
Kick-off at 21:30 UK/ 22:30 CET
Venue: Estadio do Rio Ave (Vila do Conde).
It will be a close encounter at Vila do Conde as Braga will come in hot to Rio Ave, who has nearly lost the hope of making it to the Europa League qualifiers this season.
Rio Ave vs Braga Match preview
Rio Ave paid a visit to Setubal in their prior clash in the league and returned with a 1-2 win on the road, marking their second win within the last five fixtures in the schedule.
The Rioavistas is not the strongest contender at home with just 4 wins in their 14 attempts. Carlos Carvalhal and his men are winless in the past five home matches in the campaign.
Unbeaten in their last two matches with the last clash ending in a 3-2 home win against Vitoria Guimaraes, Braga will need all three points hereafter to stay in the promotion zone in the league table.
The Archbishops are winless in the recent two tours, but they have lost only 5 of their 14 away fixtures in the campaign so far this season. Custodio’s boys will have work to do in their visit though.
Rio Ave vs Braga Head-to-head (h2h)
- The visitor has recorded three of the last five wins.
- Their previous encounter gave a 2-0 home win for Braga.
- Both teams have scored in two of the last five fixtures.
- The host has lost only one of their last 8 clashes at home.
Rio Ave vs Braga Prediction
Rio Ave will not enjoy their home ground advantage as they are winless in the last five appearances as the host in the league.
The host is likely to score a goal despite the result, but the lead will probably lie within the away side.
Braga will not mind their recent letdowns in their trips on the road. They are at a better position in the league table than the host with a 6 points lead.
Since the visitor is a vulnerable traveler in the campaign, the safest bet for the punters will be a draw no bet over Braga at 1.40 odds.
Besides, we can expect a close encounter as both teams are in the top part of the table. The tip for a BTTS will thus be a suitable option in the encounter for the punters.
Rio Ave vs Braga Betting tips
Draw no bet: Braga @ 1.40 (2/5).
Both teams to score @ 1.80 (4/5).