Sport Betting Tip:FC Porto - Rio Ave, Primeira Liga
- Title : Sport Betting Tip:FC Porto - Rio Ave, Primeira Liga
Porto sit second in the league and top of the form table, having taken 22 points from the last possible 24 with only a draw against third-placed Benfica tainting their recent record. Today they welcome Rio Ave, who sit 13th in the league and bottom of the form table to the Estádio do Dragão, a team who they've beaten in 6 of their last 8 games.
Sitting 2nd in the Primeira Liga FC Porto can close the gap to 4 points, if only for a short time, with victory at home over Rio Ave who lie 12th and just a point above the relegation playoff place foloowing a run of just one win in five games.Porto will win this tie by the even goal. They need to stay as close as possible to Benfica Lisbon. The visitors will be no match for Porto at the Dragao. A win for Porto it is.
A mini derby where Vila do Conde, from which Rio Ave comes, is just a few miles north of Porto. This is therefore a very important match for the guests. However, the quality has not been there at all towards the end and Rio has only won one of its last seven in all competitions.
The away game has been catastrophic with only one victory in eight attempts in the league and here there will be a lot of focus on defensive play. Porto are four sticks behind the league leaders Sporting, who will face Benfica on Monday. Three sticks here had really tasted like bird.
There is corona in the squad but the situation has still brightened towards the end. Among other things, the team's best goal scorer Sérgio Oliveira could possibly be back here. Going forward, the blue and whites will be able to match Taremi and Marega together and it is one of the series' very best attacking pairs. Rio Ave has not won the derby against Porto since 2004 and will have to hold on when the Dragons set off.
Even though two of the last three meetings have been draws it's hard not to back Porto who have won 11 of there 15 league matches, Rio Ave are out of form with five losses from last seven in all comp
|Prediction||FC Porto -1.5 Asian Line|
|Start Time||20:00 : 01-Feb-21|