Rio Ave vs. Victoria de Guimaraes Match Analysis and Prediction

The Portuguese Primeira Liga gets underway in its matchday 29 this weekend. Among the crucial fixtures is a match between Rio Ave vs. Victoria Guimaraes. The match is scheduled to be played on Sunday 14th April 2019 at the Estádio do Rio Ave Futebol Clube. The fixture will kick off at 17:00GMT.

Rio Ave occupies position 9 of the table. They do not seem to be doing impressively well. Out of their last six fixtures, they have lost 4 matches, won 1 and drew in one. With back-to-back losses to Aves and Sporting CP, Rio Ave has a lot to play for. They real need the win to at least show their fans that they are not losing it.

At number 6, Victoria de Guimaraes is doing relatively well. They are perhaps eyeing the top four positions. Out of their last 6 fixtures, they have won 3, lost 2 and drew in one. In their last league match, they played impressively against the relegation-bound Chaves with a 4-0 win.

Sunday’s fixture is going to be an impressive one. However, Victoria Guimaraes has enjoyed superiority over Rio Ave. Will things change this weekend is something we have to wait and see? Victoria Guimaraes travel with confidence knowing they won during their first leg at home with a 3-2 margin. Nothing superlatively important has changed for Rio Ave hence we are not going to risk our money for them. We find there is great value in betting for Victoria de Guimaraes to win.

Rio Ave vs. Victoria de Guimaraes Head to Head

The two sides have locked horns in a record 34 times. Rio Ave has managed to win in 9 of their meetings. Victoria de Guimaraes on the other hand has won 16 matches. 9 of their meetings were played to a draw. Here is a look into the two teams’ most recent 8 meetings and how things played out for each side:

  • Victoria de Guimaraes 3-2 Rio Ave
  • Victoria de Guimaraes 3-0 Rio Ave
  • Rio Ave 0-1 Victoria de Guimaraes
  • Victoria de Guimaraes 3-0 Rio Ave
  • Rio Ave 0-3 Victoria de Guimaraes
  • Rio Ave 3-2 Victoria de Guimaraes
  • Rio Ave 2-0 Victoria de Guimaraes
  • Victoria de Guimaraes 3-1 Rio Ave

Team News

Nadjack Eliseu Cassama is serving a one match ban after he earned himself a red card for foul play. On the other hand, the services of Muliro Freitas and Nelson Monte are far from reach due to sprained ankle and ankle injuries respectively.

Victoria de Guimaraes has to be contended without four of its players who are nursing various injuries. The players are Alhassan Wakaso (Knee injury), Joseph Amoah (thigh injury), Joao Alfonso (undisclosed) and Henry Medarious (dislocated kneecap).

Prediction and Odds

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Both teams have something to play for. Rio Ave is trying to avoid going for a losing streak. So far having lost 2 matches in a row, they need something to wipe their eyes with. Victoria de Guimaraes on the other hand is looking forward to making it among the top 4. With the two teams’ past records, our best bets for the outcome of the fixture are as follows:

  • Both teams to score
  • Victoria de Guimaraes to win
  • Victoria Guimaraes to score first
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