Rio Ave vs FC Porto Prediction & Match Preview

Rio Ave vs FC Porto
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 29 September 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estádio do Rio Ave (Vila do Conde).

The introduction of Famalicao into the mix has complicated life for the likes of Porto, and Benfica, usual suspects for the title. But the upside is, this has pushed them to put on great performances more consistently on the pitch.

As a result, after their opening-day loss against Gil Vicente, the dragons have won every single tie, building a great deal of momentum as well.

Hosts Rio Ave will have to put their best efforts this weekend to avoid becoming the next victim of this seemingly unstoppable course of their counterparts.

Rio Ave vs FC Porto Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Porto won six of the last seven meetings between the two.
  • An astonishing 31 of the previous 32 wins were registered by this same squad.
  • 11 of the previous 13 encounters at this stadium ended in away wins.
  • 10 of the former 11 clashes at this venue had the hosts conceding twice or more.

Rio Ave vs FC Porto Prediction

The Blue and Whites are on a winning streak of eight games. The loss against Gil Vicente seems to have woken the dragon within. They have scored twice or more in seven of their previous eight fixtures and kept clean sheets in their last two.

On the other hand, their opposite number was winless in seven of their last eleven and was so in 16 of their previous 20 in front of the home crowd.

Finally, and most importantly, Rio lost six of the prior seven clashes against this opponent, and 11 of the last 13 at this venue. Porto recorded an impressive 31 of the previous 32 h2h wins as well.

By all means, despite the away handicap, rely on the visitors to script out a victory.

Rio Ave vs FC Porto Betting Tips

  • FC Porto to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Half Time Result: FC Porto @ 2.00 (1/1).