Rio Ave vs Tondela Prediction & Tips
Rio Ave and Tondela face at Estádio do Rio Ave Futebol Clube, in a match for the 18 th round of the Primeira Liga. The two teams tied (1‑1), on 20‑09‑2020, the last time they met in this edition of the league. At this stadium, the record of direct confrontations indicates balance between these two teams, since there have been 2 draws and 1 win for each team in the last 4 games. However, the last time these teams met at this stadium was on 15‑09‑2019, in a match for the Primeira Liga, Tondela won by (2‑4). The goals of the match were scored by Tarantini (45 ‘) and Bruno Moreira (84’) for Rio Ave and by Denílson (62 ‘and 17’), Pité (5 ‘) and J. Toro (57’) for Tondela . Although this is a game between 14th and 10th in the general classification, it is actually a game between the 13th classified in home games and the 18th as a visitor.
After 3 wins, 7 draws and 7 losses, the home team is in 14th position, having won 16 points. In the last match, they have drawn at home against Nacional by (0‑0), after in the previous match they have lost (2‑0) an away match against Porto. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, they win practically the same points at home and away, since they have won 9 points at their stadium, with 7 goals scored and 8 conceded, against 7 points away, where they scored 4 goals and suffered 12. In the last 8 home matches for the championship, Rio Ave has recorded 2 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses, having won 9 points out of 24 possible. In your home matches there are some frequent scorers: at 0‑0 interval (4 in 8 games) and at the end of the game 0‑0 (3 in 8 games). 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 scoring in 4 of their last 17 games for the First League, of those 4 reached the break in advantage in 3 and won in the end of 90 ‘in 3. In 17 games competition, he never managed to turn the score in the 9 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Rio Ave team has been far below expectations in this edition of Liga NOS, where they started as one of the main candidates for European competitions. At the entrance to round 18 of the championship, the first of the second round, the Vila-Condense team is only 14th, with the same 16 points from Belenenses and Gil Vicente, two teams that fight for maintenance. The fifth consecutive game without a win, the second under the technical command of Miguel Cardoso, took place last Friday, where Rio Ave drew 0-0 against Nacional da Madeira, in a game with several opportunities on both sides. When Rio Ave fell out, he wasted a sovereign chance to win, by missing a penalty, through Pelé.
The visiting team is currently in 10th place, with 18 points won, after 5 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, they won at home against Farense by (2‑0). In the last match, they lost away to Paços de Ferreira by (2‑1). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they won 17 points, against only 1 in their away matches. In the league, Tondela won 1 point out of 24 possible, after 1 draw and 7 losses in the last 8 home matches.
In this competition, they have a sequence of 6 losses in the last matches as a visitor and have not won any of the last 8 games away from their stadium. In the games played as a visitor there are some more frequent results: at the end of the first 45 ‘1‑0 (4 in 9 games) and at the end of the game 2‑0 (3 in 9 games). The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so they haven’t been very strong defensively. There is a tendency for goals in their away matches, as 8 of the last 8 for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 17 games in this competition, he has never managed to turn the scoreboard in the 10 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Tondela team has been doing a relatively balanced campaign in the fight for permanence and reaches the second round of the championship to occupy the 10th position of the classification table, with the same 18 points from Nacional da Madeira, one more than Marítimo and minus three than Moreirense. The advantage for relegation places is currently four points. Last Friday, the team coached by the Spaniard Pako Ayestarán confirmed the tendency to leave defeated away from home, losing in the visit to the field of Paços de Ferreira, by 2-1, in a game where they suffered goals at the beginning and end of the 90 minutes, having in the middle scored his goal of honor, penalty, by João Pedro.
Rio Ave – Tondela FREE TIPS
Rio Ave – Win @ 2.25
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90