Wednesday at 20:15, Rio Ave meets Covilha, in a match of round number 3 of the League Cup, the third race in Portugal.
Rio Ave football began in 2017 still with a game in League Cup, being defeated Maritimo 1-0, for which ranks 3rd in Group C with the same number of points, goal difference being equal, 2-2. Debut in the League Cup this group was successful, defeating Rio Ave Braga 2-1 in an away match. Now comes after a draw, but in Primeira Liga, a competition where he received the visit of Chaves, the team against which he must recognize equal after leading 2-2 at the end showed 90 minutes.
Covilha is the outsider in Group C League Cup, the only team that comes second league and this has influenced the evolution in this trophy. If you started with a draw against current leader, 1-1 with Maritimo In the second stage was not as lucky as he met Braga favorite team at first sight and this was seen on the ground when Covilha he lost 0-4. Interestingly, that failure in front of the Braga ended the series of ten consecutive trips without defeat.
The two teams have not met since 2014 when so happened to be in League Cup.Una all in all, I think this game comes as a good workout for Rio Ave before the match against Belenenses in the Primeira Liga, what match going to play it away. Moreover, a victory for them, in conjunction with a draw in the other match in the group, can lead first, qualifying position on Rio Ave.
Tip: under 2,5 goals
Odds: 1.60 at bet365