Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
After defeating Academico Viseu in their last warm-up game, Rio Ave will look to kick off the new Primeira Liga campaign in great manner when they host Vizela to their Estadio do Rio Ave on Saturday. Rio Ave impressed in the Portuguese second tier last term, and, no doubt, their main goal for the new season is to secure the elite division survival. Pedro Mendes, who scored ten goals last season, is no longer part of the team, but the club chiefs did well to keep hold of top scorer Abdul-Aziz in the summer transfer window.
Vizela, on the other hand, defeated Pacos Ferreira 2-1 in their last test match, but beating Rio Ave on the road is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the cards at Academico Viseu, and we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. One of the men to watch in the away team will be Brazil striker Cassiano, who scored seven goals last season.