Rio Ave vs Pacos Ferreira
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 7 June 2020
Kick-Off at 21:00 UK/ 22:00 CET
Venue: Estádio do Rio Ave (Vila do Conde).
Rio Ave still has eyes on the Europa League qualification that’s on offer. They are just 4 points away from attaining that goal and there is more than enough time to get there. Even though they are on an unbeaten run the draws needed to be converted to wins to ensure a top-four finish.
Ferreira is one of the weakest away teams in this season of Primeira Liga. Currently, they sit 16th in the table just 3 points away from the relegation zone. We cannot expect anything more from a team that is below par in both attack and defense. It is their first season after promotion so they may be having problems facing the top teams in the country.
Rio Ave vs Pacos Ferreira: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last 3 head to head matches were drawn on the trot.
- Both teams have aw in each in their last 7 meetings in all competitions.
- Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in five of those seven games.
- Both sides found the net in four of those matches as well.
- The hosts are unbeaten in the last 7 matches against this opposition here.
- Five of those 7 matches at this ground were drawn.
- Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in 90% of those games.
- Rio Ave is on an active 9 game unbeaten run in the league.
Rio Ave vs Pacos Ferreira: Prediction
Most of their meetings both home and away in recent times ended up as draws. There is a chance that this one may also go down the same path.
But the visitors are not even capable of scoring in games consistently. Also from 11 away games this season they have only won twice while losing 7 in return. They have given away 20 goals in those matches a d scored only 8 in return.
The hosts are on an unbeaten run in the league and beating them at home is no child’s play. The last 3 home fixtures for Rio ended up as draws.
Even though they scored 12 goals in those games they have conceded the same number of goals also.
So I am backing a narrow win for the home side with both teams getting in the score sheet.
Rio Ave vs Pacos Ferreira: Betting Tips
Rio Ave to win @ 1.65 (7/11).
Both teams to score @ 2.05 (12/11).