Rio Ave vs Santa Clara
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 18 July 2020
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Estadio do Rio Ave (Vila do Conde).
Rio Ave is trying to climb onto the promotion zone in the league table and will probably get closer to it when hosting Santa Clara with poor away form in the campaign.
Rio Ave vs Santa Clara Match preview
Rio Ave is unbeaten in their last two matches and has lost only one of their last five matches in the campaign schedule. Two of their recent three wins came at home.
Their previous encounter resulted in a goalless draw on the road with Maritimo.
The host has 6 wins in their 16 home matches so far in the league and is on a two-game winning streak at home with both teams scoring in the last four attempts.
Santa Clara had three losses in their last four fixtures, giving away clean sheets in all of it. Two of these three losses have come in their away games.
They will visit after a 3-0 win at home against Rio Ave in their previous league clash.
The visitor has lost their last two away games and has 6 losses in their 16 tours in the campaign until now this season. But their prior visit to this venue was successful in February 2019.
With their away form in the league, they will be far from creating more chances in the game.
Rio Ave vs Santa Clara Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has recorded four of their last five wins.
- Both teams have scored in their recent five fixtures.
- Their previous encounter gave a 0-1 away win for Ave.
- The visitor has only one win from their last five visits.
Rio Ave vs Santa Clara Prediction
Rio Ave has a cutting chance to take all three points in the encounter. Their 10 points lead over the visitor in the table is the first most sign to that result. Besides, their reverse fixture this season saw the Rioavistas securing an away win in the clash with a 0-1 clean sheet scoreline.
Santa Clara has a poor away form in the campaign and has recently dropped points in four of their last five tours. Besides, the visitor hasn’t been successful in their visits to this venue that often. So, the Azoreans are not likely to celebrate after the fat lady sings.
The home win in full-time with 1.50 odds will probably be the best bet in the clash. The host is likely to dominate in the clash and the tip for Rio Ave to score first with 1.40 odds will come in handy for the punters in ninety minutes.
Rio Ave vs Santa Clara Betting tips
Rio Ave to win @ 1.50 (1/2).
First team to score: Rio Ave @ 1.40 (2/5).