Rio Ave vs Maritimo
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: 28 December 2020, Monday
Kick-off at 18:45 UK/ 19:45 CET
Venue: Estádio do Rio Ave (Vila do Conde).
Rio Ave will be aiming to end a four match winless run against Maritimo and will be keen to make use of home conditions.
The hosts who drew 2 and lost 2 of their last 4 games managed only 2 wins all season and sit at 11th in the league table.
Their latest fixture was an away trip to Braga and the 3-0 defeat further exposed their weaknesses. It is worth noting that they haven’t scored in those 4 and only managed to net 5 times in 10 matches in the current campaign.
Maritimo are no better and they are sitting at 14th on the log. Though, they finally managed to end a 6 match barren streak in their latest fixture with a narrow 1-0 win at home over Belenenses SAD.
Yet, the visitors have 1 win more than their Monday’s host and scored 11 goals, but their defense is leaky conceding 15 times during the period.
Rio Ave vs Maritimo Head-to-head
- The Rioavistas are slightly better in h2h comparison against Maritimo having won 5 of the previous 9, drew 2 and lost 2.
- The corresponding fixture of last season was a 1-0 win for Maritimo.
- Seven of those meetings saw under 2.5 goals and both teams scored in just 1.
Rio Ave vs Maritimo Prediction
This could turn out to be a low scoring affair since both teams are struggling for results and Rio Ave being one of the worst attacks in the league. Also, this duel witnessed low turnaround of goals in the recent years.
Therefore backing under 2.5 goals is the best option for this Portuguese Primeira Liga fixture.
We will also back the hosts to net under 1.5 goals in this match since they did this just once this season, the 1.66 odd seems decent as well.
Rio Ave vs Maritimo Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.61 odd
Rio to score under 1.5 team goals @ 1.66 odd.