FC Porto – Rio Ave : Preview & Prediction
FC Porto receives next Thursday Rio Ave, at 21:15, at Estádio do Dragão, in the game to count for the second round of Group D of the League Cup. In a group made up of FC Porto, Leixões, Rio Ave and Paços de Ferreira, the men of Matosinhos are in the lead, with four points, while dragons, Vila do Conde and beavers add up to only one. The Blues and Whites remain unstoppable in the championship and this Monday beat the Marítimo by 3-1, continuing in the leadership of Liga NOS. However, for this game, you should save some of your usual starters, because the season is long and you should go managing the effort of your basilar stones. Rio Ave comes from a draw in Chaves, in a game in which he was ahead. It is a team that privileges the quality of their game, with a very high defense, and that always creates difficulties for their opponents. It should be noted that about eight days ago Rio Ave eliminated Benfica for the Portuguese Cup, showing that they can beat any team. Playing at the Estádio do Dragão is never easy for anyone, but we believe that the people of the city will give a good replica, making the task of the dragons as difficult as possible.
FC Porto are the best defense of the Liga NOS, with only six conceded goals.
The rotation that Sérgio Conceição will make in the team.
In three of FC Porto’s last five games at Dragão there were less than 3.5 goals.
In three of the last five Rio Ave games there were less than 3.5 goals.
In a game in which Sergio Conceicao will make some moves in the eleven, we expect an FC Porto in his style, seeking to win, being able to find greater difficulties to reach the goal. We believe in a game with less than 3.5 goals.
FC Porto – Rio Ave : Betting Tips
FC Porto – Win Odds: 1.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70