Vitoria Setubal vs Rio Ave
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Tuesday, 23 June 2020
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/20:00 CET
Venue: Estadio do Bonfim (Setubal).
Vitoria Setubal continued their mediocre form since restarting and extended their winless streak to nine games in the league with five draws in it. Rio Ave is in a sound position in the league and it will aid the visitors to probably return home with all three points.
Vitoria Setubal vs Rio Ave Match preview
A dry run of four consecutive draws in their schedule recently finished with a 3-1 loss on the road against Boavista in their prior clash in the encounter. Their last four matches overall saw both teams scoring in each and this shows the host has left a hole open in the back.
To make things worse for the host, their last five home matches have ended winless. It will be a minor comfort for Julio Velázquez that his team has drawn the last two attempts at home.
However, their 3 wins in their 13 league home matches will not be the form the gaffer had expected this season.
In sharp contrast, Rio Ave has lost only 3 of their 13 away fixtures in the campaign. They have been shy in conceding goals on the road and have taken in only 11 goals in the campaign tours so far.
The visitor dropped points in their recent overall fixtures but has been unbeaten in their last 7 trips on the road.
The guest has lost only two of their last ten matches across all major competitions. They will visit after a 1-2 loss at home against Benfica in their previous match in the league.
With their unbeaten away form, Rioavistas will be a headache for the home team in the clash.
Vitoria Setubal vs Rio Ave Head-to-head (h2h)
- Three of their recent five clashes have seen both teams score.
- The guest has recorded four of the last five overall wins.
- Their previous encounter gave a 1-0 home win for Rio.
- The host has won only one of their prior five fixtures at home.
Vitoria Setubal vs Rio Ave Prediction
Setubal will be far from registering a win at home with their current form, especially against Rio Ave who is coming in hot with an unbeaten streak on the road.
In the reverse fixture this season, it was Rioavistas that took all three points from a 1-0 scoreline.
With their away form in hand, the visitors will be the probable winner in ninety minutes. The safest bet for the punters in the match will be a draw no bet over Rio Ave with 1.44 (4/9).
Besides, the punters can also go with a tip for over 1.5 goals at 1.40 odds since the visitor had scored 3 goals in their last visit to this venue.
Vitoria Setubal vs Rio Ave Betting tips
Draw no bet: Rio Ave @ 1.44 (4/9).
Over 1.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).