Rio Ave vs Tondela
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Monday, 16 April 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00UK
Venue: Estadio do Rio Ave Futebol Clube (Villa do Conde).
The action in the 30th round of Portuguese Primeira Liga is going to be closed with a Monday evening clash between Rio Ave and Tondela. Home side wants t book the place in the Europa League next season while the visitors are looking forward to staying safe around the middle of the table.
The hosts are sitting on the 5th place and they are in a variable form lately. In the last five matches they have celebrated two times and Maritimo managed to catch up. Miguel Cardoso’s side is playing very disciplined football and although they are not scoring too often, their defence is doing a good job. Rio Ave haven’t suffered a home defeat in the last seven occasions and they have been one of the best hosting team in the league. They need to continue putting excellent displays in front of their fans in order to take participation in European cups next season.
Tondela are very close of accomplishing their main goal of the season, and that is remaining in the top flight. Although they haven’t booked a win in the last four matches, they’ve lost only once during that run. They have been decent in the front, while their defence could have been better. Murilo and the lads have been putting pretty good performance away from home where they’ve booked four victories. However, in the last three outings, Tondela failed to get back home with all three points.
Rio Ave vs Tondela: Head-to-head
Each team managed to celebrate once in their head to head clashes which were very efficient. In both matches we were able to see at least four goals, while the goalkeepers failed to keep their clean sheet.
Rio Ave vs Tondela: Prediction
Home side should be able to book a win in this one and continue their race for the Europa League spot.
This time we shouldn’t expect so many goals since both teams haven’t been involved in high scoring matches recently.
Rio Ave vs Tondela: Bet Tips
Home win @ 1.70
Under 2.5 FT @ 1.80