Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Rio Ave and Braga face each other in a highly-anticipated clash at Estadio do Rio Ave. The Rioavistas quickly bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Benfica, with the team beating Setubal on the road at the weekend. Figueiras and Santos remains on the sidelines through suspension, but Elmusrati served his ban against Setubal. Anyhow, given Rio Ave’s attacking potential, we predict that the hosts are going to find the net in Monday’s football match.
Braga did well to beat Guimaraes 3-2 in midweek, with the team recording their first win after the coronavirus break. Considering that Custodio’s troops are eager to retain their spot in top three, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. In their last meeting at Estadio do Rio Ave Braga recorded a 2-1 win over Rio Ave, and yet another high-scoring affair is on the cards.
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 (Braga):
Braga are a Portuguese club that have always been in the shadow of Primeira Liga giants Porto, Benfica and Sporting. Os Minhotos were founded on 19 January, 1921 and they originally played in green and white kits. After the World War II they changed their kits to red and they have been wearing red shirts and white shorts ever since.
Braga play their home games at Estadio Municipal de Braga, the stadium that was opened in December, 2003. Os Minhotos have yet to win the Primeira Liga title, but they finished the 2009/2010 campaign in second position in the standings, just five points behind champions Benfica.
In 2011 Braga participated in the Europa League final, but fellow Portuguese outfit Porto proved to be a big catch for Os Minhotos. Anyhow, that is regarded as the club’s biggest success. Vitoria de Guimaraes are considered Braga’s bitter rivals and the two teams face each other in the Minho derby.