Benfica vs Rio Ave – Liga NOS : On this Saturday afternoon, we will have a match between two teams that
At first, offer us an idea that it is possible that we are upon a great football match here.
Despite the difficulties felt over the course of the season, Benfica is still a team that has ease to score, presenting the best attack of the competition, despite depending heavily on the individual qualities of the Brazilian Jonas.
The loss of Krovinovic seems to have jeopardized the evolution of their dynamics on the midfield, on the match against Belenenses, but that can be a side question when it comes to the assumption of João Carvalho as a valid option for that area of the field.
Playing at home, against a Rio Ave more attacking than showing quality on the defensive transitions, this can be a good match for Benfica to return to victories.
From the side of the visitors, this match also brings an opportunity for them to showcase their evolution.
The loss of Rúben Ribeiro has impacted this understanding, as well as the rumours surrounding Marcelo,
that wanted to leave to Sporting but saw that desire delayed until the beginning of next season, ended up taking from Rio Ave the conditions to present a more competitive starting line-up.
The heavy loss suffered in Portimão doesn’t mean, however, that we are upon a team that has lost all its qualities.
Although their defensive organization is still being tested, this Rio Ave, with more room to explore when they recover the ball, can be a dangerous opponent for the Eagles.
Benfica vs Rio Ave – Betting Tip and Prediction:
At a time of the season where the points dropped in Restelo and the passivity shown on the transfer market cool off the expectations of the Eagles,
winning against the team that knocked them out of Taça de Portugal and that maintains a very positive record would be very good for them to recover their winning stride.
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