FC Porto – Rio Ave (Pick, Prediction, Preview)

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FC Porto vs Rio Ave Prediction & Tips

Porto and Rio Ave face at Estádio Do Dragão, in a match for the 16 th round of the Primeira Liga. At this stadium, the head ‑ to ‑ head history favors the home team, since they have a record of 4 wins and 1 draw in the last 5 matches. However, the last time these teams met at this stadium was on 07‑03‑2020, in a match for the Primeira Liga, they ended in a draw by (1‑1). The goals of the match were scored by C. Mbemba (18 ‘) for Porto and by M. Taremi (32′) for Rio Ave. In this match the home advantage may play an important role, since Rio Ave presents significant differences results achieved at home and as a visitor.

The home team is currently in 2nd place, with 35 points won, after 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they drew at home to Benfica by (1‑1). In the last match, they have won an away match against Farense by (0‑1). This is a team that maintains its performance when playing away from its stadium, since in the last 30 games it registers 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. In the last game they played, for the Portuguese Cup, they beat Gil Vicente away by (0‑2). In the last 8 home matches for the championship, Porto has recorded 6 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, having won 19 points out of 24 possible.

In this competition, they haven’t lost any of the last 6 home matches. In their home league matches, the most frequent scorer at halftime was 1‑1 (3 out of 8 matches). Their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, as 7 of the last 8 for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 15 games in this competition, he managed to turn the score in 3 of the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 1 periods that stand out in the last 20 home matches for all competitions: they have suffered 6 of their 13 goals between minutes (16’ ‑ 30 ‘).

The FC Porto team did not start the championship well and is, therefore, out of the leadership they want in Liga NOS, but has been recovering the ground lost in the last rounds. At the entrance to the 16th round of the championship, Sérgio Conceição’s team is 2nd, with 35 points, two more than Benfica and four less than Sporting, two teams that face each other in this round. Last Friday, FC Porto’s team beat Gil Vicente 2-0 in Barcelos and qualified for the Portuguese Cup semi-finals. In the last round of the championship, the “dragons” won at Farense’s home (0-1, Taremi’s goal, at 15 ‘), returning to the victories three games later with a good performance, where the team wasted several chances to escape the suffering the one that had to undergo in the final stretch.

Rio Ave
After 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses, the visiting team is in 10th position, having won 15 points. In the last match, they have lost at home against Santa Clara by (1‑2), after in the previous match they have tied (1‑1) an away match against Sporting CP. This is a team that, curiously, has been stronger away than at home, since in the last 30 games they have registered 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses at their stadium. In the league, Rio Ave won 7 points out of 24 possible points, after 1 win, 4 draws and 3 losses in the last 8 home matches.

In this competition, they haven’t won any of the last 5 away matches. In the games played as a visitor there are some more frequent results: at the end of the first 45 ‘1‑0 (6 in 7 games) and at the end of the game 1‑1 (3 in 7 games). In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 7 of the last 8 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 15 matches in this competition, he suffered the first goal 8 times and never managed to turn the score. There are 1 periods that stand out in the last 12 matches played as a visitor to all competitions: they scored 5 of their 9 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).

Rio Ave has made a campaign well below the expectations of coming to fight for the classification for the European competitions and arrives at this round as 10th place, with only 15 points in as many games, and an advantage of only two points for the relegation zone. Following the departure of Mário Silva, the team was left to Pedro Cunha, but the lack of consistency and the defeat of the last round (1-2, at the reception to Santa Clara) was the last straw in the patience of the Vila-Condense leadership . This Friday, the club introduced Miguel Cardoso as the new coach of the Rio Ave team, a club he knows well and a home he is returning to a few years later.

FC Porto – Rio Ave FREE TIPS

FC Porto – Win @ 1.35

Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80

Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90