Rio Ave vs Portimonense
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Thursday, 9 July 2020
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Estadio do Rio Ave (Vila do Conde).
With four matches remaining in the fixture, Rio Ave will need a bit of luck to make it into the Europe qualifiers this season. Facing a relegation prone side like Portimonense will be their best shot.
Rio Ave vs Portimonense Match preview
Rio Ave started post lockdown with a loss at home and they have three losses within their recent six fixtures, including a 1-0 loss on the road against Gil Vicente in the previous clash in the league.
The Rioavistas has a mixed form at home with five each of all possible outcomes (5W 5D 5L) in their 15 attempts in the campaign until now.
Portimonense had a win in their opening match prior to the restart of the league season. After that win, they were unbeaten for five consecutive clashes until the defeat from the last game.
They will visit after a 0-1 loss on the road against Guimaraes in their previous encounter. With just two wins in their 15 away fixtures so far this season, Paulo Sergio will have doubts in his team’s form.
Rio Ave vs Portimonense Head-to-head (h2h)
- Two of their recent five matches have ended in a draw.
- The host has recorded four of the last five wins.
- Both teams have scored in three of the last five fixtures.
- Their previous encounter resulted in a 1-1 draw.
- The host is unbeaten at home in the last five matches.
Rio Ave vs Portimonense Prediction
Rio Ave has a significant chance to win this game at Vila do Conde with their ground advantage and the 20 points lead in the league table over the visitors.
Besides, the host is unbeaten in their last five h2h clashes with Portimonense, and in addition to that; the latter doesn’t have a healthy away form in the league.
The home win in full-time with 1.80 odds will probably be the best bet in the encounter to yield decent returns for the punters.
Rioavistas are likely to open the scoring and the tip for that with 1.50 odds will come in handy for the ninety minutes.
Rio Ave vs Portimonense Betting tips
Rio Ave to win @ 1.80 (4/5).
First team to score: Rio Ave @ 1.50 (1/2).