Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Parque Joaquim de Almeida Freitas will host Sunday’s football game between Moreirense and Rio Ave, the two teams who defeated Maritimo and Farense respectively at the weekend. Os Verdes e brancos proved their worth in their last league match, with the team putting an end to their three-game winless run in the Portuguese top flight, and, as things stand now, they are on the right track to secure the elite division survival.
Even though Amador, Mane, Pedro, and Vitoria have been struggling with injuries of late, we predict that the hosts are going to grab something from the match. Rio Ave, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-0 win over Farense, but beating Moreirense on the road is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the cards, and we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Both Andre Pereira and Junio are injured for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Pedro Nuno ):
After spending his youth career at the likes of Buarcos, Naval, Benfica, and Academica, Pedro Nuno continued playing for the Briosa at the senior level. Pedro Nuno scored five goals in 25 appearances for Academica in the league, which persuaded Benfica chiefs to sign him on November 28, 2016.
The Portuguese midfielder, though, was immediately sent on loan to Tondela, where he scored four goals in 45 appearances for the club. In 2018 Pedro Nuno moved to Moreirense, and he has been playing for Os verdes e brancos ever since. He made his Primeira Liga debut with Moreirense on August 11, 2019, in a 3-1 away loss to Sporting Braga.
Pedro Nuno was born in Buarcos, Portugal, on January 13, 1995, and he wears the number 27 jersey at Moreirense. His primary position is left winger, but he is used as both second striker and attacking midfielder. Pedro Nuno has yet to make his debut with the Portugal senior 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.