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Rio Ave vs Portimonense Predictions & Tips - Portimonense tipped to earn a point on the road

  • Rio Ave vs Portimonense predictions for Friday’s Primeira Liga match
  • Match is being played at 7pm GMT in Vila do Conde
  • Rio Ave have drawn 1-1 in 2 of their last 3 matches against Portimonense
  • I am backing a draw which has happened in 2 of the last 3 meetings
  • Full match preview and predictions
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Rio Ave have lost their last 3 matches in Portugal (Getty Images)

Rio Ave vs Portimonense Predictions


Rio Ave have really been struggling to score of late. New manager Pedro Cunha could need time to turn things around with a draw the best bet in Portugal.

  • Rio Ave have lost by 2+ goals in their last 3 matches (Primeira Liga).
  • Rio Ave have failed to score in 5 of their last 6 matches (Primeira Liga).
  • Rio Ave have drawn 1-1 in 2 of their last 3 matches against Portimonense (all competitions).
  • Portimonense have lost their last 5 away matches (all competitions).
  • Portimonense have kept 3 clean sheets in their last 5 matches (Primeira Liga).

Head to Head


Rio Ave have a 9-5 advantage against Portimonense with 5 draws in 19 matches. 

These clubs drew 1-1 in two straight matches before Rio Ave won 2-1 at home in July.

Rio Ave Form


Rio Ave beat Famalicao 2-1 to advance in the Portuguese Cup. Gelson Dala and Diego Lopes were on target in Vila do Conde.

Their struggles continued in the Primeira Liga however. Rio Ave lost 3-0 in Braga and 3-1 at home against Maritimo despite Diego Lopes opening the scoring. Manager Mário Silva was sacked in the aftermath.

Former U23 boss Pedro Cunha was given the job but saw his side lose 2-0 at Pacos de Ferreira on Sunday.

Rio Ave Injuries & Team News


Right back Júnio remains out injured with left back Fábio Coentrão unavailable after testing positive for COVID-19. Attacking midfielder Diego Lopes is also out after testing positive.

Midfielder Filipe Augusto is injured with Tarantini expected to start again in his absence.

Portimonense Form


Portimonense have managed to climb out of the relegation zone in Portugal. The Algarve club have picked up seven points in their previous three home matches in Portimao.

That run included a 1-0 win against Nacional, 0-0 draw against Famalicao and 2-0 win against Farense with Beto bagging a brace.

Paulo Sérgio’s side continue to struggle on the road. Portimonense have lost their last five away matches in all competitions, but their last road trip saw some improvement in a 2-1 defeat against Benfica in Lisbon. 

Portimonense Injuries & Team News


Midfielders Lucas Fernandes and Pedro Sá are both injured. Dener is suspended and likely be replaced by Rômulo in midfield.

Barcos, Bruno Moreira, Ewerton and Keisuke Honda are close to signing for Portimonense but are unlikely to start.

Rio Ave vs Portimonense Tips

What is the Rio Ave vs Portimonense best bet?

Rio Ave have drawn 2 of their last 3 matches against Portimonense with a draw the best bet.

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Verdict

Portimonense have shown some encouraging signs in recent weeks. They can end their run of road defeats and gain a point against a rebuilding Rio Ave side.

Best Bet: Draw Full Time Result @210.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw @500.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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