Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Primeira Liga survival will be at stake when Rio Ave and Arouca face each other at Estadio do Rio Ave on Sunday evening. Miguel Cardoso’s troops are on a quest to overcome a three-goal deficit, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Liga Portugal 2 side in the return leg. The Rio Ave boss should opt to make changes to the starting XI, with both Junior Brandao and Savio pushing for a start.
Andre Pereira and Junio, on the other hand, remain on the sidelines with injuries. Arouca proved their worth in the first leg, with the team moving one step closer to securing promotion to Primeira Liga. Considering that Rio Ave have no other choice but to go all guns blazing at Arouca, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on over 2.5 goals.
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.