Rio Ave vs Sporting Predictions and Betting Tips
The stage for this encounter is the Estadio dos Arcos as Rio Ave play hosts to Sporting in the Portuguese first division. Read on for our expert tips and predictions.
Rio Ave have certainly held their ground against the Lisbon-based side winning two of the last four encounter and losing nine. In the reverse match, both sides played out a 1-1 draw to share the spoils.
Tight at the bottom
Rio Ave are currently just above the dropzone with two points separating them from the relegation playoffs place. They would certainly need to do better than their record of no wins in their last eight games. Last time out, they played a goalless draw with Portimonense as both sides went home with a point each.
Sporting getting close to history
Sporting Lisbon is still unbeaten in the league after 30 games. They lead the defending champions by six points, although they still have to play them in Matchday 33. In their most recent game, they beat CD Nacional 2-0 at home via goals from Feddal and Cabral.
Rio Ave vs Sporting Prediction: 0-2
Sporting has run through the Primera Liga like a steam train with no losses on the hard since the first kick of the ball. They go up against relegation-threatened Rio Ave this Wednesday who head into this game winless in wightS as such, we would side with the visitors to pick up yet another win that takes them close to the league title.