Santa Clara vs Aves
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 10 March 2019
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Estadio do Sao Miguel (Ponta Delgada).
Santa Clara are hoping to extend their three-game unbeaten run on Sunday afternoon against relegation threatened Desportivo Aves at their Estadio do Sao Miguel. The hosts moved up to 8th place in the Primeira Liga standings after claiming seven points from past three rounds.
The rock-solid defensive line is what inspired Santa Clara’s fine streak. They shipped just one goal in past three league outings and will come into this off the back of two straight clean sheets kept against Nacional and Chaves.
Os Acoreanos are thus on a safe distance form the red zone. It can’t be said for their counterparts who are just three points above the danger area. They’ve actually just escaped the relegation zone with a fine run of two wins, one draw and one defeat in past three league outings.
Santa Clara vs Aves: Head-to-head
Desportivo Aves were on a four-win thread in matches against Os Acoreanos.
Santa Clara brought such genitive trend to an end in this term of Primeira Liga when the clinched a 1-2 victory on the road against Aves.
Both teams found the bet in five of last seven head to head ties.
Santa Clara vs Aves: Prediction
Aves also tightened things up defensively in recent weeks. If we ignore the 0-3 defeat to leaders Benfica, they allowed only one goal in three league matches against Maritimo (a 0-1 victory on the road), Portimonense (a 1-1 draw away from home) and Boavista (a 2-0 win on the home patch in the previous round).
Since the hosts were also super tough to break down lately, we have no other option but to go with the Under 2.5 goals FT bet as the main betting pick here. As for the outcome, the draw oops up to be the most logical of three and we will shoot for it alternatively at 3.10 odds.
Santa Clara vs Aves: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66 (4/6)
Draw @ 3.10 (21/10).