Santa Clara vs Rio Ave Prediction & Tips
In matchday 16 of the NOS League, Santa Clara receives Rio Ave, Friday, at 19:00, in a match between two teams separated by two points in the leaderboard. Santa Clara returned to triumphs on Saturday after a three-month drought by beating Desportivo das Aves 0-1. A goal from central defender Fábio Cardoso on 64 minutes allowed the Azoreans to stop a run of seven unbeaten games for the NOS League, rising to 14th place with 17 points. Already Rio Ave lost in the reception to Marítimo, by 0-1, in a game in which they scored two goals, both were annulled by the video referee. A harsh punishment for Carlos Carvalhal’s team, who were superior for much of the match. This defeat caused the Vila-Condenses to fall to seventh place, with 19 points, seven from fourth, Sporting. Last season Rio Ave won in the Azores (1-3), but lost at home with Santa Clara (1-2). Who will get the best this time?
In four of Santa Clara’s last five away matches there have been over 2,5 goals.
Santa Clara have conceded 11 goals in their last five away matches.
In three of the last five clashes between them in the Azores there have been more than 2.5 goals.
Santa Clara want to add their second straight win and return to home wins five games later. Rio Ave have only won one of their last five matches as a visitor, but they need to win so as not to lose sight of European places. We therefore believe in a game with more than 2.5 goals.
Santa Clara – Rio Ave FREE TIPS
Rio Ave- Win @ 2.75
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90