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Rio Ave vs Gil Vicente Betting Tips - Tight match expected in Portugal

Rio Ave are undefeated in 8 of their last 9 home matches against Gil Vicente
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Gil Vicente have been flying high in the Portuguese Primeira Liga in recent weeks and (Getty Images)

Rio Ave host Gil Vicente at the Estádio dos Arcos with both clubs sitting mid-table in the Primeira Liga. The last two top flight matches between Rio Ave and Gil Vicente ended in a draw and I think another stalemate is on the cards here.

Rio Ave Form


Rio Ave currently sit mid-table after an inconsistent start to the season. The Vila do Conde side recorded a 1-0 home wins against Vitória Setúbal in the Primeira Liga with Carlos Mané scoring the winner, another 1-0 home win against Alverca in the Portuguese Cup secured thanks to Mehdi Taremi.

Rio Ave’s last match was a 2-0 defeat at Braga. It was a decent performance but strikers Bruno Moreira and Mehdi Taremi were unable to take their chances. Carlos Carvalhal’s side will be happy to return home where they are undefeated in six of their last eight matches in all competitions.

Rio Ave News


Left back Matheus Reis, right back Nadjack and winger Nuno Santos are all injured. Midfielder Nikola Jambor also missed the match in Braga which saw the season debut of 22-year-old Vitó.

Central midfielder and captain Tarantini didn’t feature in Braga as he comes back from injury but winger Gabrielzinho came off the bench.

Carlos Carvalhal's Rio Ave are a work in progress (Getty Images)

Gil Vicente Form


Gil Vicente have won three straight Primeira Liga matches. A 2-0 home win against Maritimo was followed by a 2-1 win at Desportivo Aves. A 1-0 defeat in Braga in the Portuguese Cup followed but Vítor Oliveira’s side bounced back in the league with a 3-1 home win against Sporting CP.

Goals to Bozhidar Kraev, Sandro Lima and Zakaria Naidji secured a big three points with Gil Vicente flying up the table. They met Sporting again in the Portuguese League Cup on Wednesday night and fell to a 2-0 home defeat.

It was a tough one to take with two late goals conceded as Vítor Oliveira made a number of changes to his side. Top scorer Sandro Lima remained on the bench throughout. 

Gil Vicente News


Centre back Rodrigão is injured and winger Romário Baldé is one his way back from an injury layoff. Expect to see the first team regulars restored to the starting line up here with striker Sandro Lima leading the line. 

Rio Ave vs Gil Vicente Head to Head


Rio Ave have a narrow 13-9 advantage over Rio Ave with eight draws. Both previous matches in the Primeira Liga ended in 0-0 draws. Sandwiched between was a 5-2 home win for Rio Ave in the Portuguese Cup quarter-finals.

It was a great game at the Estádio dos Arcos with Diego Lopes and Ukra putting Rio Ave 2-0 up before Gil Vicente’s João Vilela and Simy made it 2-2. Pedro Moreira, Lionn and Ahmed Hassan scored in the final 15 minutes to send Rio Ave into the semi-finals. Those three matches came in the 2014/15 season.

Rio Ave vs Gil Vicente Betting Odds


Rio Ave are 1.65 favourites at bet365 with Gil Vicente priced at 4.75 and a draw paying 4.00. Rio Ave have seen under 2.5 goals in their last nine matches in all competitions, a result that can be backed at 1.90.

Rio Ave vs Gil Vicente Match Up


Rio Ave have been inconsistent this season with Carlos Carvalhal’s side keeping things tight in most of their games. He is yet to find a formula to deliver consistent results however.

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Gil Vicente defenders Alex Pinto and Rodrigao have been in fine form this season (Getty Images)

Gil Vicente are improving under Vítor Oliveira, highlighted by three straight wins in the Primeira Liga. They will welcome back their main attacking weapons against Rio Ave, notably Brazilian striker Sandro Lima who has scored five goals in his last five matches.

Rio Ave vs Gil Vicente Stats


  • Rio Ave are undefeated in 6 of their last 8 home matches in all competitions.
  • Rio Ave are undefeated in 8 of their last 9 home matches against Gil Vicente in all competitions.
  • Rio Ave have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 9 matches in all competitions.
  • Gil Vicente have won their last 3 matches (Primeira Liga). 
  • Gil Vicente have drawn their last 2 matches against Rio Ave (Primeira Liga).

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Where is Rio Ave vs Gil Vicente being played?

Rio Ave vs Gil Vicente is being played at the Estádio dos Arcos in Vila do Conde, Portugal.

When is Rio Ave vs Gil Vicente being played?

Rio Ave vs Gil Vicente is being played at 21:15 CET on Monday 9 December 2019.

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What happened in the last Rio Ave vs Gil Vicente match?

The last Rio Ave vs Gil Vicente was a 0-0 draw in the Primeira Liga on 19 April 2015.

Verdict

Rio Ave will be tough to beat here but I feel the odds on a home win are too short. Gil Vicente will put up a fight and can earn themselves a point.

Best Bet: Draw Win Market @4.00 at bet365 - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score Market @7.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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Desperately unlucky here as Gil Vicente's Lourency hit the woodwork in the dying minutes that would have secured a 1-1 draw. 
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