Santa Clara vs Rio Ave Predictions and Free Tips from our expert tipsters when the teams go head-to-head in the Liga Portugal on Friday, 17 March 2023.
Neither Rio Ave nor Santa Clara are having a consistent form in the league of late. They both are positioned outside the top half of the standings too.
Santa Clara have been the worst team so far in this competition. They have won just thrice and are currently following a 11-game winless streak. However, Rio Ave managed to record three victories despite of being inconsistent in the past five league outings.
Santa Clara vs Rio Ave Head-to-head Stats
Both have won three, drew four and lost three of their past 10 head to head clashes. Rio Ave won the reverse fixture scoring 1-0.
At this venue, the guests remained unbeaten in three of the last four h2h clashes. The past two meetings had goals under 2.5 ft.
Who will win the match between Santa Clara vs Rio Ave?
Rio Ave have returned back to the winning ways at home, but have not been able to do the same on the road. The team follows a five-match winless streak at the moment.
Meanwhile, Santa Clara have been dreadful at home since the beginning. The team follows a five-match winless streak and lost four of those leaking goals in a worrying fashion.
Going on, Rio Ave have a slight edge in the recent history of the match-up at this venue. Therefore, we expect a win for them on Friday.
How many goals will be scored in the match?
Neither of these two teams owns an impressive attacking side. Rio Ave have recorded the most number of low-scoring involvements this season. Since we expect a win for them, over 2.5 goals option is unlikely to land here.
Will Both teams score in the match?
Rio Ave have kept a clean sheet in two of the past five league matches. We expect them to bag another one on Friday as they faces Santa Clara who owns the worst offensive line.
Santa Clara vs Rio Ave Prediction
Rio Ave will have a great chance to end their current slump by sealing a win against this Santa Clara side. Their h2h form against the hosts at this venue and the current league recordings forces us to back Rio Ave.
We like to place a 0-1 win for Rio Ave at 7.00 odds. For the second tip, we like to place the under 2.5 goals at 1.50 odds considering the offensive side of both teams.