Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Following three consecutive league draws, Rio Ave will be aiming to return to winning ways in the Primeira Liga when they take on Casa Pia at Estadio do Rio Ave. Luis Freire’s troops are likely to rely on their solid defence in Saturday’s encounter; therefore, yet another low-scoring affair is on the cards. Ghana international Emmanuel Boateng serves a one-game ban, while there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
Casa Pia, on the other hand, do not seem to be at their sharpest, with the team collecting only one point in total from the last four league matches. Both Kiki Silva and Nermin Zolotic should miss out with injuries for the visiting team. Anyhow, home win should be considered as Casa Pia suffered a dip in form. You should know that under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of the previous five meetings between the two sides.
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.