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The Primeira Liga game at Estádio do Rio Ave on Saturday sees home side Rio Ave go up against opponents Gil Vicente.
View all of the Rio Ave v Gil Vicente predictions, poll and stats below including the latest game odds.
Rio Ave will play in this match after a 0-0 Primeira Liga drawn match against Belenenses.
In that game, Rio Ave had 69% possession and 19 shots at goal with 7 on target. On the other side, Belenenses got 6 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
Under three goals per game were scored during 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Rio Ave have been involved. In terms of the goal weighting in this period, opposition teams scored an aggregate of 5 and Rio Grande managed a tally of 6.
Their prior results show that Rio Ave:
- have not beaten Gil Vicente in their previous 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
Gil Vicente head into the match following on from a 2-0 Primeira Liga win with the downing of Nacional in their previous match.
In that match, Gil Vicente managed 51% possession and 10 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. For Gil Vicente, goals were scored by Pedro Marques (54') and Samuel Lino (71'). Nacional got 10 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
Throughout their six most recent matches, Ricardo Soares's Gil Vicente have slotted home 8 times, earning them a goals scored per game average of 1.33.
Coming into this fixture, Gil Vicente have not beaten Rio Ave in games played away from home for the previous 2 league matches.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings going back to 15/03/2014, both clubs have shared the honours with Rio Ave winning 2 of those games, Gil Vicente 2 and 2 being draws in normal time.
An aggregate of 7 goals were scored between them in this period, with 3 of them from Rio Grande and 4 created by Gilistas. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.17.
The previous league contest between the two was Primeira Liga match day 8 on 29/11/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Gil Vicente 2-0 Rio Ave.
That time, Gil Vicente had 31% possession and 4 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Lourency (95').
On the other side, Rio Ave had 12 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Filipe Augusto (18' Own goal) scored.
The referee was Luis Godinho.
Team News: Rio Ave
Junio (Fibula Fracture), Nikola Jambor (Unknown Injury), Fábio Coentrão (Unknown Injury), André Pereira (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Ivo Pinto (Unknown Injury) are unavailable for Rio Ave boss Miguel Cardoso.
Team News: Gil Vicente
From a largely full-strength group of players, there’s just the one fitness worry for the Gil Vicente boss Ricardo Soares to contend with. Miullen (Knee Injury) won’t be playing here.
We’ve got the feeling that Gil Vicente will manage to find the back of the net against this Rio Ave side, but it possibly won’t be enough to avoid a loss.
We can see a very close game with a 2-1 winning score for Rio Ave when all is said and done. We’ll have to see what happens.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio do Rio Ave (9,065)
Captain: Ricardo Tarantini
Chairman: António Silva Campos
Manager: Miguel Cardoso
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 9, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
⭐ Star Player: Carlos Mané
Customarily used in the Right Wing position, Carlos Mané was born in Lisbon, Portugal. After having made a senior debut playing for Sporting Lisbon in the 2013 - 2014 season, the gifted Forward has hit 4 league goals in the Primeira Liga 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 23 appearances.