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Rio Ave are the guests at Estádio do Bessa Século XXI on Saturday for the Primeira Liga game with home team Boavista.
View all of the Boavista v Rio Ave predictions, poll and stats below including the latest game odds.
Boavista are hoping to win again after their last result, a 0-2 Primeira Liga victory versus Belenenses.
In that match, Boavista managed 42% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 6 on target. For Boavista, the goalscorers were Angel Gomes (44') and Alberth Elis (59'). At the other end, Belenenses got 10 shots at goal with 2 on target.
A common feature of more recent Boavista games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
Taking their prior 6 clashes leading up to this one, in as many as 5 of them a wager on "Both Teams to Score" would've been a losing one.
Coming into this fixture, Boavista haven't beaten Rio Ave in their last 3 league matches.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against Gil Vicente in Primeira Liga action, Rio Ave will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Rio Ave had 52% possession and 10 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Gil Vicente had 8 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. João Talocha (76') and Samuel Lino (96') scored for Gil Vicente.
The trend of at least one team drawing a blank in games involving Rio Ave has become fairly consistent in recent matches. Examining their last six meetings shows that it has happened 5 times. During these clashes, opposing sides have hit a goal tally of 6 while Rio Grande have scored 3. We will have to see if that trend will end up being continued on here.
Going into this contest, Rio Ave are without an away win for the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 21/01/2018 shows us that Boavista have won 1 of them & Rio Ave 4, with the number of drawn games being 1.
An aggregate of 10 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 2 of them for As Panteras and 8 coming from Rio Grande . This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.67.
The previous league meeting featuring these sides was Primeira Liga match day 9 on 06/12/2020 and the score finished Rio Ave 0-0 Boavista.
That time, Rio Ave had 68% possession and 7 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
Boavista got 6 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
The referee was João Bento.
Team News: Boavista
Miguel Reisinho (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Nuno Santos (Unknown Injury) and Jorge Benguche (Corona virus) will not be able to play for Boavista boss Jesualdo Ferreira.
Team News: Rio Ave
Rio Ave manager Miguel Cardoso has multiple availability issues to deal with. André Pereira (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Ivo Pinto (Unknown Injury), Junio (Fibula Fracture), Nikola Jambor (Unknown Injury) and Fábio Coentrão (Unknown Injury) are those who can’t be considered. Filipe Augusto is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Rio Ave and Boavista could both end up scoring in what appears to be a good match-up, with little separating these two teams.
A close call, and we think a draw is quite likely. Our tip is therefore for a very even match with a 1-1 scoreline at the end of the match.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio do Bessa Século XXI (28,263)
Captain: Javi García
Chairman: Vítor Murta
Manager: Jesualdo Ferreira
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 15
⭐ Star Man: Alberth Elis
Mostly played in the Striker position, Alberth Elis was born in Honduras. Having made his senior debut playing for Monterrey in the 2016 - 2017 season, the skilful Forward has contributed 5 league goals in the Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 22 appearances.