Santa Clara vs Rio Ave
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 10 January 2020
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de Sao Miguel (Ponta Delgada).
With their overall league performance this season, Rio Ave is the favorites in the visit to Santa Clara at the Ponta Delgada grounds.
- Santa Clara form: 15 matches – 4 wins – 5 draws – 6 losses – 17 points.
- Rio Ave form: 15 matches – 5 wins – 4 draws – 6 losses – 19 points.
Santa Clara vs Rio Ave Head-to-head (h2h)
Rio Ave has recorded three of the last five wins in their clashes.
Two of Rio’s last three wins were registered at their home.
The host has lost at home in only one of their six meetings.
Their previous encounter held here gave a 1-3 away win for Rio Ave.
Santa Clara vs Rio Ave Prediction
Santa Clara will be hosting after a 0-1 away win against the bottom dweller, Aves, in their previous league encounter. It marked their only win in the last five matches.
In the meantime, Rio Ave lost to Maritimo at home with a 0-1 scoreline. However, they are unbeaten in three of the last five clashes in the campaign.
Considering Santa Clara’s poor performance in the league lately, they are likely not to win all three points from the match. Also, the host has not been at their best during the recent home matches in the campaign (2W 2D 4L). As such, we cannot count on Santa Clara to win in the match against Rio Ave.
Even though Rio Ave is not with the league-best performance currently, they are slightly better when compared to the host in the table. Also, their away streak (2W 2D 3L) is not as bad as the home trend recorded by Santa Clara.
As such, we can expect Santa Clara to have troubles at back from the opposition. In the attempt to climb further up the table, Rio Ave will probably aim for all three points in the game. Since they are not at home, it is safer to go with a double chance in the clash.
Also, we can expect both teams to slot in at least one goal in the match.
Santa Clara vs Rio Ave Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Rio Ave @ 1.44 (4/9).
Both teams to score @ 1.80 (4/5).