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Full-Time Result Prediction
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Benfica to Win

The Primeira Liga meeting at Estádio do Rio Ave on Friday will see home side Rio Ave welcome opponents Benfica.

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📊 Form Guide

Rio Ave
Rio Ave
WDDDWD 📈

Rio Ave head into this match after a 2-2 Primeira Liga tied result against Portimonense.

In that game, Rio Ave had 43% possession and 9 shots at goal with 4 on target. For Rio Ave, the goals were scored by Amine Oudrhiri (23') and Renato Pantalon (85'). Portimonense had 20 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Carlinhos (64') and Hélio Varela (97') scored for Portimonense.

Rio Ave have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets lately, although they’ve also managed to hit the back of the net themselves. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that Rio Ave have been punished defensively in 5 of them while also managing to get on the scoresheet in 6 of those matches. Previous results aside, we’ll just have to find out whether the trend shall be maintained in this upcoming game.

Going into this game, the form guide shows that Rio Ave:

  • haven't won against Benfica in their previous 15 league games. What a terrible run without a win that has been.
  • have not been beaten in their last 11 home league matches. A run that they'll hope to extend here.

Benfica
Benfica
WLWWLW

Benfica will go into the encounter following a 5-0 Primeira Liga win versus Arouca in their most recent match.

In that game, Benfica managed 50% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 9 on target. For Benfica, the goals were scored by Ángel Di María (25'), Orkun Kökçü (32'), Rafa Silva (42', 46') and Casper Tengstedt (77'). At the other end, Arouca got 5 shots on goal with 1 on target.

In the course of their six previous matches, Roger Schmidt's Benfica have found the back of the net a total of 14 times thus earning them the goals per game average of 2.33.

Ahead of this meeting, Benfica remain unbeaten by Rio Ave when having played them away from home in the previous 7 matches in the league. A very good run of results for them.

↔️ Head to head

A study of past results between these clubs stretching back to 17/06/2020 shows that these fixtures have been miserable for Rio Ave. They have not managed to register any victories at all whereas Benfica have just been too good for them, running out winners in 100 per cent of those games played.

A combined total of 20 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 4 of them from Rio Grande and 16 for Benfica. The average goals per game has been 3.33.

The previous league match between these sides was Primeira Liga match day 17 on 14/01/2024 and the score finished Benfica 4-1 Rio Ave.

On that day, Benfica managed 58% possession and 15 shots at goal with 10 of them on target. The goals were scored by Ángel Di María (28'), António Silva (61'), Marcos Leonardo (80') and João Mário (91').

On the other side, Rio Ave got 11 shots on goal with 5 on target. Guga (9') was the scorer.

The match was refereed by Iancu Vasilica.

ℹ️ Team News: Rio Ave

It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just the sole fitness concern for the Rio Ave boss Luís Freire to be concerned with from of an almost fully healthy group of players. Josué Sá (unknown injury) won’t play.

In our view, Rio Grande look set to use a 3-4-3 formation with Jhonatan, Renato Pantalon, Patrick, Aderllan Santos, Costinha, A. Oudrhiri Idrissi, Joao Teixeira, Fabio Ronaldo, Joca, Emmanuel Boateng and Umaro Embalo.

ℹ️ Team News: Benfica

From our viewpoint, Benfica seem most likely to utilise a 4-2-3-1 system using Anatolii Trubin, Fredrik Aursnes, Antonio Silva, Nicolas Otamendi, Alvaro Carreras, Joao Neves, Florentino Luis, Tiago Gouveia, Rafa Silva, Angel Di Maria and Arthur Cabral.

✨ Prediction

In our opinion, Rio Ave are capable enough to get a goal against this Benfica lineup, although one goal likely won’t be as many as they’ll concede.

Therefore, we’re predicting a close game with a 1-2 winning margin for Benfica at the end of this one.

Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.

Renata Leite, 19:03 17/05/2024

Correct Score Prediction
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1-2
Rio Ave

🏟️ Team Focus:
Rio Ave

Formed: 1939
Stadium: Estádio do Rio Ave (9,065)
Captain: Vítor Gomes
Chairman: António da Silva Campos
Manager: Luís Freire
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 10

⭐ Key Player: Emmanuel Boateng

Emmanuel Boateng

Customarily used in the Striker position, Emmanuel Boateng was born in Accra, Ghana. Having made a first senior appearance for Rio Ave in the 2014 - 2015 season, the accomplished Forward has got 7 league goals in the Liga Portugal 2023 - 2024 campaign to date from a total of 26 appearances.

Benfica 2024-01-14 18:00:00 4 - 1 Rio Ave
Rio Ave 2023-04-02 17:00:00 0 - 1 Benfica
Benfica 2022-10-08 17:00:00 4 - 2 Rio Ave
Benfica 2021-03-01 19:00:00 2 - 0 Rio Ave
Rio Ave 2020-10-18 19:00:00 0 - 3 Benfica
Rio Ave 2020-06-17 20:15:00 1 - 2 Benfica
Pos Team Pld W D L +/- Pts Form
1
Sporting Lisbon
Sporting Lisbon Sporting
33 28 3 2 64 87 WWDWW
2
Benfica
Benfica Benfica
33 25 4 4 49 79 WWWLW
3
Porto
Porto Porto
33 21 6 6 35 69 DWDWW
4
Braga
Braga Braga
33 21 5 7 22 68 WWLWW
5
Vitória Guimarães
Vitória Guimarães Guimarães
33 18 6 9 12 60 DLWLL
6
Moreirense
Moreirense Moreirense
33 15 7 11 0 52 LLWWW
7
Arouca
Arouca Arouca
33 13 7 13 6 46 WDDDL
8
Famalicão
Famalicão Famalicão
34 10 12 12 -4 42 LDLWW
9
Casa Pia
Casa Pia Casa Pia
34 10 8 16 -12 38 DLWLL
10
Farense
Farense Farense
33 10 7 16 -3 37 DLWWL
11
Rio Ave
Rio Ave Rio Ave
33 6 18 9 -5 36 DDDWD
12
Gil Vicente
Gil Vicente Gil Vicente
33 9 9 15 -9 36 LWDDW
13
Estoril
Estoril Estoril
33 9 6 18 -8 33 LDWLL
14
Boavista
Boavista Boavista
33 7 10 16 -23 31 LDLDL
15
Estrela Amadora
Estrela Amadora Estrela
33 6 12 15 -21 30 DDLDL
16
Portimonense
Portimonense Portimonense
33 7 8 18 -35 29 DDLLD
17
Vizela
Vizela Vizela
33 5 10 18 -30 25 LLDLW
18
Chaves
Chaves Chaves
33 5 8 20 -38 23 WDLLL
Rio Ave 2024-05-17 19:45:00 1 - 1 Benfica
Portimonense 2024-05-11 14:30:00 2 - 2 Rio Ave
Rio Ave 2024-05-04 14:30:00 2 - 1 Vitória Guimarães
Vizela 2024-04-27 14:30:00 1 - 1 Rio Ave
Rio Ave 2024-04-19 19:15:00 1 - 1 Arouca
Estrela Amadora 2024-04-14 14:30:00 2 - 2 Rio Ave
Rio Ave 2024-05-17 19:45:00 1 - 1 Benfica
Benfica 2024-05-12 17:00:00 5 - 0 Arouca
Famalicão 2024-05-05 19:30:00 2 - 0 Benfica
Benfica 2024-04-27 17:00:00 3 - 1 Braga
Farense 2024-04-22 19:15:00 1 - 3 Benfica
Marseille 2024-04-18 19:00:00 1 - 0 Benfica
Rio Ave 2024-05-04 00:00:00 2 - 1 Vitória Guimarães
Rio Ave 2024-04-19 00:00:00 1 - 1 Arouca
Rio Ave 2024-04-06 00:00:00 3 - 0 Gil Vicente
Rio Ave 2024-03-09 00:00:00 0 - 0 Braga
Rio Ave 2024-02-25 00:00:00 3 - 3 Sporting Lisbon
Rio Ave 2024-02-11 00:00:00 1 - 0 Casa Pia
Famalicão 2024-05-05 00:00:00 2 - 0 Benfica
Farense 2024-04-22 00:00:00 1 - 3 Benfica
Sporting Lisbon 2024-04-06 00:00:00 2 - 1 Benfica
Casa Pia 2024-03-17 00:00:00 0 - 1 Benfica
Porto 2024-03-03 00:00:00 5 - 0 Benfica
Vitória Guimarães 2024-02-11 00:00:00 2 - 2 Benfica
Goals scored 1.5
Goals conceded 1.2
Time first goal scored 49
Time first goal conceded 49
Yellow cards 2.9
Red cards 0.1
Subs used 4.8
Biggest victory 3-0
Biggest defeat 4-0
Goals scored 1.8
Goals conceded 1.3
Time first goal scored 36
Time first goal conceded 43
Yellow cards 2.4
Red cards 0.2
Subs used 4.4
Biggest victory 4-1
Biggest defeat 5-0
Emmanuel Boateng 7
Abdul-Aziz Yakubu 6
Joca 4
Aderllan Santos 3
Costinha 2
Rafa Silva 14
Ángel Di María 9
Marcos Leonardo 7
Arthur Cabral 6
Orkun Kökçü 6
Rio Ave 2024-05-17 19:45:00 Benfica
Rio Ave 2024-05-17 19:45:00 Benfica

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