Rio Ave – Belenenses: Preview & Prediction
Monday, starting at 21:00, we have the confrontation between Rio Ave and Belenenses, the first round of the Portuguese championship. A balanced game is announced and this is also seen through the odds offered at Unibet.ro.
Rio Ave finished seventh last year and was close to European Cups. He did well during the training and he lost only one of the four friendly games, with the Angers in France. He suffered two heavy losses during the transfer period, Filip Krovinovic and Roderick Miranda. Only Gabrielzinho, a Brazilian defender from his native country, and Nuno Santos, a young hope from Benfica, is noted for the acquisition. He changed his coach in the summer, on the bench now being Miguel Cardoso. He said at the press conference that he had the whole valid lot.
I hope everyone understands the spirit of this competition. We are ready to start the championship, but no team can be at this point to the parameters the coach wants. – Miguel Cardoso, coach –
Belenenses started the training period well and even managed a draw with Sporting. It seems now that he can not find his shape and comes after three consecutive defeats. He also lost the first official match of the season in the League Cup with Real SC in the second leg. He lost Edgar Ie in the summer and remains to be seen if Vincent Sasso can replace him in the defensive line.
There are important batch issues on this trip. They will miss Pereirinha, Roni, Cleylton, Fredy and Miguel Rosa.
I’m here for the host team, who think he can win at least a half. The odds of 1.50 on the Rio Ave betting win at least one round seems easy to achieve. I rely on the poor form of the guests. They come after three defeats and if they were eliminated in the League Cup by an opponent in the second draw, it is obvious that they are still looking. It seems that the changes this summer did not get them. Rio Ave did well in friendly matches and even brought interesting players who can make the difference. Belenenses comes without five players here and batch issues matter. Rio Ave has been a home strength lately and I do not see why things would change.
Rio Ave – Belenenses: Betting Tips
Rio Ave win – Odds: 1.95
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 2.30