Rio Ave vs Feirense
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 20th January 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Estádio do Rio Ave (Vila do Conde).
Vilacondenses is another team along with Setubal that has been plagued with terrible performances in the recent match-days. No one really expected a team that went on an 18-match unbeaten run at home in 2018, to make a complete role reversal.
The team was really gunning for a top-tier finish this season, but as of now, their objective seems to be avoiding the relegation zone.
Contrasting to their counterparts, Nuno Manta’s men have been consistent all season, even though at being sub-par. Most of their results were along lines of expectation, and especially on the road.
Rioavistas’s fans will be hoping and praying that their team will take a stand, and do justice to the huge pool of potential they have at hand.
Rio Ave vs Feirense Head-to-head (h2h)
- The home teams have won 11 meetings between the teams, in response to three losses.
- Nine of the last 13 matches saw under 2.5 match goals.
- The last three h2h wins at this venue, belong to the hosts.
- Daniel Ramos’s men have never failed to score at home, in a Primeira Liga match.
- Ten of the last 13 h2h wins and four of the total five h2h wins at this venue have come with a winning margin of one goal.
Rio Ave vs Feirense Prediction
After an unfortunate stretch of lifeless games, the team from Vila do Conde seems finally ready to take the challenge of turning back their course. The h2h history between the teams shows a skewed trend for the hosts of the games. While 11 wins sides with the hosts of the day, only thrice did they lose.
Billas have been winless in their last ten games and were so in 17 of their last 19. In their 19 trips on the road in the last year, they remained winless in 14, and 13 of them were losses.
Fogaceiros have scored the least number of goals in the whole of the league – in overall games, as well as on the road. Furthermore, in away trips, they have scored goals at a snail’s pace of 0.33 goals per match.
Expect a home-win this weekend.
Considering the comparative bad form Rio is in, and the most repeated stat of their h2h history – ten of the last 13 h2h wins and four of the total five h2h wins at this venue, coming for a margin of one goal.
I am expecting a win for the Vilacondenses with the same margin. Anticipate a tough win though, where the hosts will grind out the three available points.
Rio Ave vs Feirense Betting Tips
Rio Ave to Win @ 1.67 (2/3)
Daniel Ramos’s Men to Win with a Margin of One Goal @ 3.40 (12/5).