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Chaves take on visiting side Rio Ave at Estádio Eng. Manuel Branco Teixeira in this LigaPro match on Saturday.
View all of the Chaves v Rio Ave predictions, poll and stats below - plus the latest betting odds.
Chaves will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 1-3 LigaPro success versus Estrela Amadora.
It’s been seldom in recent times where Chaves haven’t conceded. The facts show that Chaves have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 5 goals during that time. We shall soon see whether or not that trend will end up being sustained into this next match.
Their prior results show that Chaves:
- have not emerged victorious against Rio Ave when playing them at home in the last 3 league games.
- have not been beaten by Rio Ave in games played at home for the previous 4 league matches.
- have not registered a win against Rio Ave in their last 6 league matches.
Rio Ave will come into the encounter following on from a 0-1 LigaPro win versus Casa Pia in their last fixture.
Throughout their six latest matches, Miguel Cardoso's Rio Ave have turned their attacks into goals a total of 5 times, giving them a goals per game average of 0.83.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 08/01/2017 shows that Chaves have won 0 of these & Rio Ave 2, with the tally of drawn games standing at 4.
A combined sum of 16 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 7 from Chaves and 9 being from Rio Grande . The average goals per game has been 2.67.
The last league clash between these clubs was Primeira Liga match day 25 on 08/03/2019 when the final score was Chaves 1-1 Rio Ave.
In that match, Chaves managed 69% possession and 19 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Niltinho (81').
On the other side, Rio Ave had 7 attempts on goal with 1 on target. Rúben Semedo (27') scored.
The referee was Rui Costa.
Team News: Chaves
The Chaves boss will be thankful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever before this match owing to a fully healthy squad available to choose from.
Team News: Rio Ave
Rio Ave boss Miguel Cardoso has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Junio (Fibula Fracture) and André Pereira (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are those who can’t be considered.
Looking at these two, we feel that Rio Ave and Chaves may well both score, with little between these two teams.
It could well end in a draw. That’s why we have predicted a very close game with a 1-1 score at the conclusion of the game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Eng. Manuel Branco Teixeira (8,000)
Captain: Nuno Coelho
Chairman: Bruno Carvalho
Competitions: LigaPro position 6