Winless in their last eight clashes in the league, Rio Ave will not pose a huge threat for the traveling side in the middle. The table-toppers Sporting CP has lost none of their matches in the campaign and has just seven draws in their 30 appearances so far this season.
The last time the visitor lost in Primeira Liga was in July 2020 on the road against Benfica. The visitor will come into the game with a double win in their schedule, following a 2-0 win at home against Nacional in the last league clash.
On the contrary, the host is closer to the relegation zone on the table as it stands. Rio Ave had more draws than losses in their recent winless streak (6D 2L). They have been stingy in scoring goals and will visit on the back of a goalless draw on the road with Portimonense last time out in their schedule.
Rio Ave vs Sporting CP Head-to-head (h2h)
- Their last two matches have ended in a similar 1-1 draw.
- The host has been unbeaten in their past four matches.
- The visitor has recorded three of the last five overall wins.
- Both teams have scored in their recent four fixtures.
- The host has won once in their last seven clashes at home.
Rio Ave vs Sporting CP Prediction
It is not likely to see a team with a winless streak in the campaign turn tables against the team sitting at the top of the table with no losses so far this season. Rio Ave enjoys the ground advantage in the middle but the consecutive draws in the league show a shaky defense for the host.
Besides, the visitor will come in hot with an unbeaten run in the contest this term until now. Hence, the away win in full-time will probably be the ideal choice for the punters. Furthermore, their squad strength gives them an upper hand in the game. So, the tip for Sporting CP to win either half of the match will probably be the best bet in the encounter.
Rio Ave vs Sporting CP Betting tips
Sporting CP to win @ 1.70 (7/10).
To win either half: Sporting CP @ 1.44 (4/9).
Match Info: Rio Ave vs Sporting CP
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Wednesday, 5 May 2021
Kick-off at 21:15 UK/ 22:15 CET,
Venue: Estadio do Rio Ave (Vila do Conde).