Rio Ave vs Portimonense Prediction & Match Preview

Rio Ave vs Portimonense Portuguese Primeira Liga Predictions by LeagueLane

Rio Ave vs Portimonense
Portugal Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 8 January 2021
Kick-Off at 19.00 UK
Venue: Estadio do Rio Ave Futebol Clube, Vila do Conde

Duel between Rio Ave and Portimonense is probably the least anticipated one for Friday night considering how strong other match-ups are, but it has a decent number of betting opportunities. Both teams are currently stuck at the bottom of the table after collecting 11 points each. However, the gap from 7th place for example on Primeira Liga table and 17th placed team is just four points.

This means a successful streak of three or four wins in a row could easily get you into Europa League race. Rio Ave are labelled as favorites going into this clash at 2.05 rate to win the match. That doesn’t come as a surprise after noticing five losses in six games Portimonense suffered on the road.

Rio Ave vs Portimonense Head-to-head

  • These two teams have locked horns 19 times in the past, and currently Rio Ave are ahead in terms of victories 9 to 5. They were defeated only once at this venue against this opponent.
  • Four out of the last five h2h’s have ended with both teams scoring.
  • 23 goals were scored in all matches so far in Vila do Conde, which averages slightly above 2.50 per clash.

Rio Ave vs Portimonense Prediction

It would be fair to say that visitors are in better form than hosts going into this match. Portimonense have collected seven points in the last five Primeira Liga appearances, managing to beat Nacional and Farense at home without conceding a goal. They also had one draw versus Famalicao, while encounters against Guimaraes and Benfica didn’t end so well. Overall this squad has recovered from an awful start to the new campaign relatively fast.

As for their hosts, Rio Ave and their fans are desperate to end the losing streak. Team got defeated in the last three games with a total goal difference of 1-8! Considering the form of visitors, we believe that draw is the most realistic outcome here.

Rio Ave vs Portimonense Bet Tips

  • Draw @ 2.90
  • Both teams to score @ 2.05.