Rio Ave vs Sporting
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Monday, 3rd December 2018
Kick-off at 20.15 UK/ 21.15 CET
Venue: Estádio do Rio Ave (Vila do Conde).
Two strong teams of the league come together in one of the most exciting fixtures of the weekend for Portuegese football fans. Rio Ave hosts Sporting, at the Estadio Rio Ave.
Sporting is the second-placed team in the league. They have recorded 22 points from their ten matches. The won seven games, drew one and lost the remaining two. The team managed to score 18 goals and conceded just 10 in return.
Rio is the fifth-placed team of the Primeira Liga. The side has posted 18 points on the board against their name. Their 10 matches divide into five wins, three draws, and two losses. They scored 17 goals and let 13 past their defense.
Sporting absolutely destroyed Qarabag in their Europa League match last match-day. The final scoreline was 1-6 in favor of the visitors. The feat becomes even more impressive when it’s mentioned that the team had the away status for the game.
Rio Ave too comes into this game after delivering a fantastic performance. In their domestic cup Round of 16, the team demolished Silves FC with a 7-0 scoreline. By the time the match ended, the opposition was almost in tears. Such was the dominance of Rio in this fixture.
Rio Ave vs Sporting Head-to-head (h2h)
- Sporting has recorded seven of the last eight wins in head-to-head games.
- Rio has lost three of their last ten matches.
- Sporting has not lost a match in their last five attempts.
- Rio has not lost at home in their last 22 attempts.
- Sporting has not lost a match in their last five outings on the road, too.
- Rio has scored in 22 of their last 23 games in front of their home crowd.
- Sporting has scored 18 goals in their last seven matches on the road.
Rio Ave vs Sporting Prediction
Both teams are well known for their scoring prowess. Rio, as well as Sporting, are tightly embroiled in the race for the title as well as next year’s European spots. The rivalry between these teams is so fierce, that neither will be ready even to give an inch for each other.
Rio and Sporting, both scored ten goals each in either of their last two matches. At home, or on the road, nothing seems to matter to the forwards of these teams.
Rio Ave has scored in 22 of their last 23 home games. Sporting has scored a total of 18 goals in their last seven matches away from home. Rio has scored a total of 26 goals in their last nine home-ties.
This match will surely be a high-scoring one. And both teams will easily get on the scoresheet.
Rio Ave vs Sporting Betting Tips
Over 2.5 match goals @ 1.90 (9/10)
Both Teams to Score: YES @ 1.80 (4/5).