Rio Ave vs Pacos de Ferreira Prediction and Betting Preview, 07 Jun 2020

The Match Is Over. Score: 2-3
Rio Ave will be looking to step up their Europa League qualification battle when they take on Pacos de Ferreira at the Estadio dos Arcos in a crunch Primeira Liga clash on Sunday night. Expect an enthralling and exciting game of football between these two sides come kick-off.
Match status: 2019-20 Primeira Liga - Matchweek 25
Kick-off:
Venue: Estádio do Rio Ave (Vila do Conde)
The hosts have been enjoying a superb campaign, sitting seventh on the standings having garnered 38 points from 24 games. With only five points separating them from fourth-placed Sporting CP, Rio Ave are currently in the running for a top-four finish come the end of the season.

We have seen them dazzle on several occasions grabbing some much-needed points to remain in continental qualification reckoning. Head coach Carlos Carvalhal has been receiving lots of plaudits for the amazing work in his put in at the club since his arrival.

Meanwhile, Pacos de Ferreira are on the cusp of relegation, only three points clear off the drop-zone. The Beavers are in dire need of points at the moment and will be laying blood and sweat on the pitch in a bid to stage an upset against high-flying Rio Ave.

Rio Ave vs Pacos de Ferreira Team News

Last time out in the league, Rio Ave were in action against title-chasing FC Porto in a fiercely-contested affair at the Estadio do Dragao. Headed into the game as slight underdogs given the stature of the opposition in question, Rio Ave managed to salvage a point.

As expected, Rio Ave went behind early in the game as Mbemba fired Porto ahead just inside 18 minutes. Following the goal, the home side continued to press forward in numbers in search of another goal to put the game to bed.

Creating a couple of gilt-edged chances, they failed to double to their lead and were ultimately pegged back by the visiting contingent. The travelling supporters were sent into raptures in the 32nd minute when Taremi latched onto a perfectly-weighted ball from Diogo Figueiras to bring scores level. Ultimately, both sides had to settle for a point at the sound of the final whistle.

Pacos de Ferreira, on the other hand, were handed a difficult game against Vitoria Guimaraes on the last match-day and required to stage an unlikely upset. Though expected to be defeated comprehensively, Pepa’s charges put forth a spirited performance, limiting their superior opposition to just two goals.

Beginning the game on the front foot, Vilacondenses went ahead just inside ten minutes, setting them up nicely for a potential win. However, Guimaraes completed the comeback in the second half with two goals from Joao Carlos to condemn Ferreira to yet another defeat.

For this fixture, Rio Ave have to be considered huge favorites for the win. The home advantage alone, should be enough to spur Carvalhal’s charges to a win over this weak Pacos de Ferreira on Sunday.

The visitors have been on a meagre run of form away from home with 2 wins and 7 losses from their previous 11 excursions. They have conceded a whopping 20 goals in that time, magnifying this side’s defensive frailties.

In sharp contrast, Rio Ave are on a stellar six-game unbeaten run in the league, their last three home fixtures ending in draws. They registered twelve goals in that time, conceding the same number of goals down the other end of the pitch.

Injured or Suspended Players

Rio Ave: Nadjack, Nikola Jambor, Diego Lopes, Aderllan Santos and Toni Borevkovic.

Pacos de Ferreira: Oleg Reabciuk.
 

Pre-Match Odds

Rio Ave: 1.73
Draw: 3.72
Pacos de Ferreira: 4.98

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

Who will win the match?

Rio Ave vs Ferreira Predictions

Taking all these into consideration, Rio Ave have to be considered overwhelming favorites for the win. However, given that the visitors are in dire need of points to steer clear of the drop-zone, they will be itching to salvage a positive result in this fixture. Despite Ferreira’s desperation, the home side should have enough about themselves to get all three points on board, albeit, with a narrow win margin.
Our Betting Tip:
Rio Ave Win @ 1.71
Correct Score:
Rio Ave 2-1 Pacos de Ferreira @ 8.50

Predicted Score-Related Betting Tips

Both Teams To Score:
BTTS @ 2.12
Match Winner:
Home Win @ 1.71
Over/Under:
Over 2.5 @ 2.26
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