Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Estoril will look to recover from a 4-3 loss to Arouca when they face Rio Ave in the Primeira Liga round 2. Os Canarinhos experienced all kinds of problems at the back in their opener, but there were some positivities in their performance in the Estadio Municipal de Arouca clash. Head coach Alvaro Pacheco should have a full squad to choose from for Sunday’s showdown.
Rio Ave, on the other hand, kicked off the new Primeira Liga campaign with a 2-0 win over Chaves, but the round 2 game will be anything but a walk in the park for the visiting team. In their last encounter at the venue the two sides played out a 2-2 draw and we predict that they are going to share the spoils once again. Ze Manuel is pushing for a start after sealing the victory against Chaves, whilst there are no fresh injury worries in the visiting team.
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.