Rio Ave vs Arouca – After losing to Boavista 3-2 in the last match of the Primeira Liga, Rio Ave will be looking to avenge that loss here.

Rio Ave had 43% of the possession in that game and made 7 efforts on goal, scoring on two of them. Hernâni and Emmanuel Boateng scored for Rio Ave in the 15th and 85th minutes, respectively.

Boavista made 14 efforts on goal against them, scoring on six of them. For Boavista, goals were scored by Yusupha Njie (9′), Bruno Lourenço (12′), and Ricardo Mangas (35′).

Rio Ave hasn’t kept a clean sheet very frequently in recent years. The truth is that Rio Ave’s defense has been penetrated in 5 of their last 6 games, allowing 8 goals to slip through.

We’ll simply have to wait and see if that pattern holds for this upcoming game. Arouca enters the contest having defeated Vizela by a score of 1-0 in their previous matchup in the Primeira Liga.

Arouca possessed 35% of the ball in that game and made 7 attempts on goal, of which 2 were successful. Morlaye Sylla (12′) was the lone player for Arouca to register a score. Vizela made 15 tries on goal at the other end, and eight of them were successful.

The Arouca defense’s recent string of tenacious performances has reduced their overall ‘goals against’ total to 2 over their last 6 games. Seven goals have been scored by them personally within the same time frame.

According to their prior performance, Arouca has not defeated Rio Ave when facing them away from home in the past two league games. In their past four league road games, they are unbeaten.

Rio Ave vs Arouca – Betting Analysis

A comparison of their previous head-to-head matches dating back to April 16, 2016, reveals that Rio Ave has won three of them and Arouca has won two, with one game ending in a draw.

They combined to score 11 goals throughout this time, with Rio Grande scoring 6 and Arouca scoring 5. There are 1.83 goals scored on average each game.

The previous league meeting between these clubs came on meeting Day 13 of the Primeira Liga on 12/11/2022, with the final result being Arouca 0–1 Rio Ave.

Arouca possessed 63% of the game’s possession and 11 shot attempts, but none of them were successful. Rio Ave’s 9 shots on goal, 5 of which were on target, were from the other end. The scorer was Abdul-Aziz Yakubu (59′). Joo Pinheiro served as the match’s arbitrator.

Due to an almost complete roster, Rio Ave manager Luis Freire only has one fitness worry to deal within terms of absences. Joca is out due to a knee injury.

Armando Evangelista, the manager of Arouca, has no concerns regarding his team’s health going into this match because there are no injuries in the group that is eligible for selection. Looking at these two, we believe that Rio Ave and Arouca may end up scoring in what appears to be a very even battle.

 What are the best odds for this match?

Regarding the latest bookmaker odds in the full-time result market, backing Rio Ave can be had for 2.3, betting on the draw is 3 and selecting the winning team to be Arouca can get you 3.52. Those are the top prices being offered at the moment.

Rio Ave vs Arouca – Head -to- Head

Rio Ave vs Arouca

Our Prediction: Under 3.5 Goals

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