Rio Ave vs Setubal Predictions and Match Preview

Rio Ave vs Setubal
Portugal- Primeira Liga.
Date: Sunday, 13th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estádio do Rio Ave (Vila do Conde).

Both sides are struggling to get wins in their recent games and will probably do the same in this upcoming game too. Anything can happen when these two teams at the bottom half of the table meet on Sunday.

Rioavistas are 10th in the table after 16 matches are completed. They have been disappointing in defense, as they conceded 29 goals till now while scoring only 26 in return. At present they are on a winless run of 8 games in all competitions of which they lost 6 matches. In the league, they are on an active 3 match losing streak all games having over 2.5 goals in total.

On the last 10 competitive games, the fulltime score had more than 2.5 goals in total. Both sides scored in 8 matches on the trot as well. At home, they are winless in the last 4 matches and over 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of their recent 5 matches in front of their home crowd as well.

The visitors are also on a 7 match winless run that has a 6 game losing streak included. Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of their last 5 matches across all competitions. From their last 5 matches, the team from the city of Setubal lost 3 and won the remaining 2 games. More than 2.5 goals were scored in that spell and both teams found the net 3 times also.

With both teams conceding goals in their recent games, the team with the best defense may emerge victorious on Sunday.

Rio Ave vs Setubal: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Rioavistas have 3 wins and a loss against this opposition in the last 5 h2h matches across all venues.
  • Less than 2.5 goals were scored in total on 3 of those 5 matches.
  • Setubal has not won at this venue against the hosts in any competitive games so far.
  • Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in 5 of the last 7 h2h matches between these two teams at this ground.
  • The hosts have won 3 of the last5 h2h games at this venue over these opponents.

Rio Ave vs Setubal: Prediction

Rio has never lost to their opponents for Sunday in front of their home fans. Even though both teams are winless in their recent home and away games, this home advantage may help Rio to edge past Setubal. So a bet can be placed on the hosts to win with 2.00 odds.

The home team has scored 26 goals in their 16 matches and 15 of it have come in the matches played at home. On the contrary, the visitors have scored less than a goal per match and were unable to hit the target in their recent 2 away games as well. We will see goals, but I don’t feel both sets of players will score. Thus a bet can be placed on both teams not scoring with 2.00 odds.

Rio Ave vs Setubal: Betting Tips

  • Rio Ave to win @ 2.00 (1/1).
  • Both teams to score: No @ 2.00 (1/1).