Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Estadio do Rio Ave will host Wednesday’s football game between Rio Ave and Estoril, the two relegation-threatened teams. Rio Ave are eager to escape the relegation zone and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against Estoril. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team ahead of the midweek game.
Os Canarinhos, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form, with the team extending their losing run to three games. As Rio Ave have been struggling at the back of late, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Rio Ave, who produce much better showings at home than on the travels. As for the away team, all Cabaco, Holsgrove, and Soares have been struggling with injuries in recent weeks. In the first half of the season Estoril defeated Rio Ave 2-0, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
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.