Rio Ave vs Gil Vicente – After losing to Braga 2-0 in their previous Primeira Liga match, Rio Ave will be trying to rebound here.
Rio Ave had 36% of the possession in that game and made ten shots on goal, none of which was successful. SC Braga made 21 total attempts, 11 shot on goal with two of them being successful at the other end. Braga scored through Bruma (36′) and Simon Banza (79′).
More recently, Rio Ave has had trouble with their forward play. In their last six games, they have scored just 4 goals against rival teams. Additionally, Rio Ave has had seven goals scored against them in those encounters.
After defeating Martimo 2-0 in their previous encounter in the Primeira Liga, Gil Vicente enters this contest.
Gil Vicente had 46% of the ball in that contest and two of his 11 total attempts on goal were successful. Pedro Tiba and Tomás Arajo both scored goals in the first half for Gil Vicente. Martimo made six efforts at goal for their rivals, scoring on none of them.
Gil Vicente has scored eight goals in their last six matches on their own. In each and every one of those contests, Gil Vicente also recorded a goal.
They have had five goals scored against them during that period. Whether or not that trend will continue into this upcoming game will be revealed shortly. Gil Vicente has won both of their prior away league games going into this matchup.
Rio Ave vs Gil Vicente – Betting Analysis
Reviewing their previous head-to-head matches dating back to April 19, 2015, we can see that Rio Ave has won one and Gil Vicente has won three, while there have been two ties.
Ten goals were scored between them in those encounters, with three coming from Rio Grande and seven coming from Gilistas. 1.67 goals have been scored on average per contest.
Gil Vicente defeated Rio Ave 2-2 in their latest league match on September 17, 2022, in Primeira Liga Match Day 7.
Gil Vicente had a 63% possession rate that day and two of his seven attempts on goal were successful. Fran Navarro (80′) and Murilo Souza (95′) scored the goals.
Rio Ave made eight efforts at goal at the other end, scoring two of them. Guga and Abdul-Aziz Yakubu both scored goals (45′, 71′). Joo António Gonçalves served as the official.
We believe it will be difficult for Gil Vicente to score against this Rio Ave team, who we predict will score and possibly maintain a clean sheet as well.
What are the best odds for the game?
Checking the latest betting odds for this match in the 90 minute result market, staking on Rio Ave is best priced at 2.46, a wager on the game finishing all-square is 3.28, and putting your money on victory for Gil Vicente comes in at 3. These are the best returns available right now.