Vitoria vs Rio Ave Predictions and Match Preview

Vitoria vs Rio Ave
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 9th December 2018
Kick-off at 17.30 UK/ 18.30 CET
Venue: Estádio D. Afonso Henriques (Guimarães).

Two top teams from the league take on each other in one of the most exciting fixtures of the weekend for Portuguese Football. Vitoria plays host for Rio Ave in this 12th round match of the Primeira Liga.

Rio Ave occupies the sixth spot in the table after securing 18 points from their 11 matches. Their record reads five wins, three draws, and three losses. They managed to score 18 goals and conceded 16 in return.

Vitoria is the fifth team in league standings. They too have secured 18 points against their name. Five wins, three draws, and three losses make up their 11 fixtures so far. The team scored 16 goals and conceded 12 in return.

Rio lost their last game, at home, against Sporting. The match ended 1-3 in favor of the guests. Schmidt scored the lone goal for the home team. The loss was a surprising one, as Rio had the home advantage as well as they are one of the stronger teams of the competition.

Vitoria recorded a tough away win against Chaves in their last league match. Davidson scored the lone goal and the winner for the guests. The goal came in the 35th minute.

Vitoria vs Rio Ave Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Guimaraes has won the last four h2h matches in a row. Two were at home, and two were on the road.
  • Vitoria is unbeaten in their last eight matches and has suffered just one loss in their last 12 games.
  • Rio is winless in three of their last four games.
  • Vitoria is on an unbeaten run of five matches at home. They have lost only four of their last 20 home ties.
  • Rio was winless in seven of their last ten matches on the road.

Vitoria vs Rio Ave Prediction

The home side, Vitoria, has absolutely dominated recent head-to-head proceedings against Rio Ave. The team has won the last four h2h matches in a row. At home, or on the road, doesn’t seem to matter to them.

They are also unbeaten in their last eight overall games. The team faced just one loss in their last 12 fixtures. At the same time, Rio is winless in three of their last four ties.

Rio is also winless in seven of their last ten matches on the road.

Vitoria has not lost at home in their last five fixtures and has just four losses against their name in last 20 attempts.

Vitoria will win the match, and the winning margin will be at least two. The combined scoreline for the last three h2h matches, at this stadium, is 9-1 in favor of Vitoria.

Vitoria vs Rio Ave Betting Tips

  • Vitoria to win @ 2.00 (1/1)
  • EH: (-1 for Vitoria); Vitoria to win @ 4.00 (3/1).