Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Following a more-than-expected loss to league leaders Sporting CP, Chaves will look to move away from the rock bottom when they face Rio Ave in the Primeira Liga round 18. Os Valentes are sitting in the ultimate position with only 11 points on their account and you should know that they suffered four defeats in the previous five league fixtures. As both Guima and Langa are on international duty, home win should not be considered.
Os Rioavistas, on the other hand, failed to spoil Benfica’s party in Lisbon at the weekend, with the team remaining in the relegation zone. Anyhow, both teams to score betting option should be considered this time out as both sides will go for a win in Sunday’s showdown. Rio Ave defender Aderllan Santos is banned for the match following his sending-off in the 4-1 defeat to the Lisbon Eagles.
Highlighted Team (Rio Ave):
Nicknamed Rio Grande, Rio Ave are a Portuguese club that compete in Primeira Liga. Rio Ave were founded back in 1939 and they welcome their rivals at Estadio dos Arcos, the stadium which can hold up to 12,815 people.
The team’s home shirt is green with white stripes, whilst the colour of their shorts is green. Rio Ave wear white shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. The club’s biggest success came in the 2014/2015 season when they represented Portugal in the Europa League group stages. Rio Ave finished the process in the last position in Group J, but they did well to record their first ever win in the competition, with the team beating Danish club Aalborg 2-0 at their Estadio do Rio Ave Futebol Clube.
Former Real Madrid full-back Fabio Coentrao is considered one of the club’s most notable footballers. Manchester City first-choice goalkeeper Ederson played for Rio Ave in the past as well.