Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Sunday’s football game at Estadio de Sao Luis pits together Farense and Rio Ave, the two bottom-table sides. Farense do not seem to be competitive at this level, with the team sitting in the ultimate position in the standings ahead of the visit of Rio Ave. The newcomers experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-3 draw with Famalicao, and it is no wonder they are seen as underdogs in Sunday’s clash.
Mario Silva’s men, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 3-0 loss to Benfica. Rio Ave are eyeing their first win of the season, and seeing that the game will be played behind closed doors due to the fierce of coronavirus spread, we are tempted to put our money on the visiting team. In their last meeting in a competitive match Rio Ave recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Farense.
Highlighted Player (Lucas Piazon):
Lucas Piazon is a Chelsea player who played for several clubs on loan during his career. After joining the Blues in 2012, the Brazilian winger signed a loan deal with Malaga in 2013. After making no more than 11 appearances for los Boquerones in the Spanish top flight, Lucas Piazon moved to Vitesse at the end of the 2012/2013 season.
Piazon impressed in the Eredivisie, scoring 11 goals in 29 appearances for the Vitas in the Dutch top flight. The Brazilian footballer played for the likes of Frankfurt, Reading, Fulham, and Chievo as well before joining Primeira Liga club Rio Ave in 2019. Lucas Piazon made his Primeira Liga debut on September 15, 2019, in a 4-2 home loss to Tondela.
His primary position is left winger, but he is used as a right winger and attacking midfielder as well. Piazon was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on January 20, 1994, and he has five caps for Brazil U23 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.