Rio Ave vs Tondela
Portugal – Primeira Liga.
Date: Friday, 1st February 2019.
Kick-Off at 20:30 UK/ 21:30 CET
Venue: Estádio do Rio Ave (Vila do Conde).
Daniel Ramos’ team finished 5th last season in Primeira Liga. This time they have fallen behind in the title race at the start of the season itself. After 19 matches played they are mid-table with just 24 points.
They are one of the weakest defensive teams in the competition this season. From their matches so far they have given away 30 goals; one more than what they scored. With a win included they are on a 3 game unbeaten run in the league with all those matches having less than 2.5 goals in total.
But in front of their home fans, they are winless in the last 6 matches in all competitions. Both sides scored in 7 of their 10 previous home fixtures and 6 matches in that spell had over 2.5 goals as well.
Gold and Greens are also in the bottom half of the table. They too are poor in defending their own goals with 29 goals conceded. At present they have an active 3 match winless run in the league. Before this period of disappointment, they had a 4 match winning streak in all competitions.
The most common score in their 7 matches across all venues was 2-1, which was the result of 5 of those games. Only 1 win came in the last 6 matches on the road for the team managed by Pepa. Four of those 6 matches in all competitions were lost and 5 of them had over 2.5 goals at the full time too.
Even though the hosts are winless for some time now, they at least salvage a point from most of their games. So they may be able to pick up a win in this upcoming game against a poor away team.
Rio Ave vs Tondela: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Rioavistas has 2 wins and a defeat against this opposition in their last 5 meetings.
- Both the teams scored in all those 5 games across all venues.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those 5 matches between them.
- Both sides have a win each in the 3 h2h clashes at the home of Rio Ave.
- All those games saw both teams scoring and 2 of those had over 2.5 goals as well.
Rio Ave vs Tondela: Prediction
Both sides have been conceding plenty of goals in this league season. The hosts have given away goals in 7 of their recent home games. While the visitors have conceded in all their last 10 matches away from home. So it is safe to bet on both teams scoring with 1.75 odds.
The recent 7 away fixtures of Tondela had more than 2.5 goals at the full time. In 2 of their h2h games here a similar score has resulted. Five home games of the Rioavistas also had over 2.5 goals scored. Thus we can bet on a high scoring game with 1.95 odds.
Rio Ave vs Tondela: Betting Tips
More than 2.5 goals @ 1.95 (10/11).
Both teams to score @ 1.75 (3/4).