Rio Ave predictions with latest odds and stats
- Number of Bets: 23
- Winning Bets: 11
- Average Odds: 2.33
- Overall Stake : 160
- Profit: 158.66
- Yield: -0.84 %
Rio Ave betting
Rio Ave Odds
Over the past decade or so, Rio Ave have established themselves as one of the more consistently-performing teams of the Primeira.
That’s rather unusual to see, seeing how all but the Big 3 teams tend erratically jump up and down the table between seasons. They can generally be found between the 5th and 7th place, indicating stellar overall performance.
With that in mind, Rio Ave betting sounds like a great idea – if only bookies offered markets that weren’t for outright winners. For such a wager, Rio Ave is priced at an impossibly long 501 – just like most teams in Portugal’s top flight. However, predictability can still be used to assess individual matches.
Rio Ave head-to-head statistics can often give you a great idea of when they’ll win and when they won’t. With that in mind, they also have a tendency to defend better than they attack. This can be valuable for Under 2.5 Goals betting, for instance.
Rio Ave Key Players
The Rioavistas seem to be doubling down on their defences. For instance, their most distinguished forward from the previous season, Mehdi Taremi, signed with Porto. Winger Nuno Santos also went to one of the Big 3 in a €3.70 million deal.
Most of the arrivals going into 2020/21 are free transfers and loans. Contrary to the departures, the biggest names are all defenders. For instance, Aderllan Santos came over from the Saudi Professional League, while defensive midfielder Pelé is on a loan from Monaco. Wingback Fábio Coentrão was also signed as additional reinforcements.
Rio Ave Rivalry
The only club that gets mentioned in terms of having any kind of special rivalry with Rio Ave is Varzim, which currently competes in the Liga Pro, the second division in Portugal. This is mostly due to the geographical proximity of Povoa de Varzim, the town where it is based, with Rio Ave’s Vila do Conde.
There was, however, a moment of added tension between the neighbours in 1984, when Rio Ave head coach Felix Mourinho, father of today well-known manager Jose, left Rio Ave after a relatively successful spell to join Varzim.
Rio Ave History
The club were founded in 1939, the year the world went to war for the second time, but they wouldn’t accomplish anything of real note until the early 80s. They finished fifth in 1982, and that, along with that of 2018, remains their best result in the league. Two years later, led by Mourinho senior, they reached the Taca de Portugal final which they lost 4-1 to Porto. They repeated the feat in 2014 and this time they won a place in the Europa League group stages, which remains their only involvement in a major European competition to date.
Given the lack of proper success in the course of their long history, the mere fact that they continue to stick to the top half of the table is impressive.
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