Sporting Lisbon 7/10 to beat Rio Ave in Wednesday’s Primeira Liga matchup
Competition: Primeira Liga
Market: Sporting Lisbon win
Odds: 7/10 @ 888sport
Looking to only extend their buffer at the top of the Primeira Liga table this week, Sporting Lisbon will host Rio Ave from behind closed doors on Wednesday night.
Starting with the hosts, still drastically struggling to pick up maximum points, Rio Ave are firmly looking over their shoulder at the drop zone. In their 30 Primeira Liga matchups so far this season, they have recorded just six wins, 13 draws and 11 defeats, scoring 23 and conceding 33 in return. Managing to muster themselves a points tally of 31, they open the midweek fixtures sat 15th in the table and holding just a two-point buffer from dropping into the relegation play-off spot. As for their recent run of results, last seen playing out a 0-0 draw against Portimonense on their travels, Rio Ave have failed to win any of their last eight top-flight contests, a run that stems back to March 7th. It should also be noted that Wednesday’s hosts have failed to win any of their last four Primeira Liga matchups on home soil.
As for the visitors, continuing on what has been an extended purple patch, Sporting Lisbon are inching towards the Primeira Liga title this year. In their 30 top-flight contests so far this season, they have recorded 23 wins against seven draws, they’re also yet to taste domestic defeat during the 2020/21 campaign. Managing to bag themselves 54 goals and conceding 15 in return, it should also be noted that along with holding a six-point buffer at the top of the table, they also hold the best-defensive record in the division. As for their recent run of results, last seen picking up a 2-0 win against Nacional on home soil, Sporting Lisbon have collected 10 points from their last four Primeira Liga contests. Given the huge gulf in class between the two sides, we’re backing a similar away victory in midweek.
Bet: Sporting Lisbon 7/10 to beat Rio Ave in Wednesday’s Primeira Liga matchup @ 888sport