Rio Ave 11/10 to beat Gil Vicente in Sunday’s Portuguese Primeira Liga matchup
Competition: Portuguese Primeira Liga
Market: Rio Ave win
Odds: 11/10 @ Bet 365
Hoping to continue their European charge, Rio Ave will make the trip to Gil Vicente for a behind closed doors contest on Sunday evening.
Starting with the hosts, continuing on what has been a worrying run of form, Gil Vicente have found themselves freefalling down the Primeira Liga standings. In their 29 top-flight matches this season, they have recorded eight wins, nine draws, and 12 defeats, scoring 31 and conceding 37 in return. With a points tally of 33, Sunday’s hosts open the weekend round of fixtures sat down in 12th and five points adrift of breaking into the top-half. As for their previous run of results, Gil Vicente have lost four of their last five Primeira Liga matchups, conceding at least a pair of strikes in three of those defeats. Even more worrying, the Reds have managed to win just one of their last five contests on home soil, losing three of those appearances.
As for the visitors, enjoying what has been a real bright run of form, Rio Ave have their sights set on landing a European finish this season. In their 29 Primeira Liga matches this year, they have recorded 13 wins, eight draws, and eight defeats, scoring 42 and conceding 32 in return. With a points tally of 47, Rio Ave open the weekend fixtures sat in fifth and just three points adrift of breaking into the top-four. As for their previous run of results, Sunday’s guests have won three of their last four Primeira Liga appearances and have lost just two of their last 13 top-flight outings. More impressive, Rio Ave are unbeaten in their last eight league matchups on the road, recording six victories. Given the recent gulf in class, we’re backing an away victory this weekend.
Bet: Rio Ave 11/10 to beat Gil Vicente in Sunday’s Portuguese Primeira Liga matchup @ Bet 365