Rio Ave vs Nacional Prediction & Tips
Rio Ave and Nacional de Funchal face at Estádio do Rio Ave Futebol Clube, in a match for the 17 th round of the Primeira Liga. The recent head ‑ to ‑ head record favors the home team, since they have a record of 2 wins and 1 draw in the last 3 matches. The last head ‑ to ‑ head between these two teams was played on 17‑03‑2019, and ended in a (0‑1) win by Rio Ave. The home advantage may play an important role in this match, since both teams present significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
After 3 wins, 6 draws and 7 losses, the home team is in 13th position, having won 15 points. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against Porto by (2‑0), after in the previous match they have lost (1‑2) at home, against Santa Clara. This is a team that, curiously, has more positive results away than at home, since in the last 30 matches they have recorded 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with 14 goals scored and 17 conceded, against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 defeats at home, with 23 goals scored and 24 conceded. For the league, Rio Ave won 8 points out of 21 possible points, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in the last 7 home matches. In their home league matches, the most frequent scorer at halftime was 0‑0 (3 out of 7 matches). Defensive solidity has not been their strong point, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. This is a team that scores a few times first and that only managed to open the scoreboard in 4 of their last 16 games for the First League, of those 4 reached the break in advantage in 3 and won in the end of the 90 ‘in 3. In 16 games in the competition, he never managed to turn the score in the 9 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Rio Ave team comes to this round following a very weak first lap, taking into account the expectations created at the beginning of the season and also the quality of the squad. In 12th place in the league table, Vila-Condenses total 15 record points, as do Portimonense and Belenenses. Last Monday, Rio Ave debuted under the technical command of Miguel Cardoso, a man of the house, but failed to make a good performance, or even score, in the visit to the FC Porto field, where he lost 2 -0. Thus, Rio Ave has not won for three consecutive games in the championship, where they lost in the last two matches they played.
The visiting team is currently in 11th place, with 17 points won, after 4 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, they drew away for Benfica by (1‑1). In the last match, they won at home against Famalicão by (2‑1). This is a team affected by the home factor, which is stronger when they play with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with a total of 15 goals scored and 19 conceded. At home, he won 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses, with a total of 26 goals scored and 17 conceded. In the last 7 away matches, Nacional de Funchal registers 1 victory, 2 draws and 4 losses, having won 5 points out of 21 possible.
In this competition, they haven’t won any of the last 6 away matches. In their league matches as a visitor, the most frequent result at halftime was 0‑0 (3 out of 7 games). Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, as he has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. This is a team that scores a few times first: they only opened the scoring in 4 of their last 16 matches for the Premier League, of those 4 they reached the break in advantage by 1 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 2. In 16 games in this competition , suffered the first goal 10 times and only managed 2 turns on the scoreboard.
Nacional da Madeira has managed to make a relatively balanced campaign in the fight for permanence and reaches this round in 11th place of the classification table, with the same 17 points from Marítimo. This gap in relation to the relegation zone, now with three points, is due to the victory of the last weekend, obtained by Luís Freire’s team against Famalicão (2-1). Playing at home, the Madeirans even left the interval at a disadvantage, but managed to materialize the turnaround in the second half, in just four minutes, with goals from Rochez (53 ’) and Francisco Ramos (57’). This was the second game in a row for the Nacional team without losing, after the good point brought from the visit to Benfica (1-1).
Rio Ave – Nacional FREE TIPS
Rio Ave – Win @ 1.85
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90