Rio Ave vs Aves – Taça de Portugal: Rio Ave is one of the good teams of Liga NOS.
They play with criteria, they know how to go on the attack and are very organized when they have the possession of the ball.
Last year they also made a good campaign and I would say they are playing even better this season. Rio Ave on this Taça de Portugal has been doing pretty well and have had a tough path so far.
They have already knocked out Braga and Benfica from this competition. It is certain that they played both of those matches at home, but they deserve a lot of credit for the way they eliminated two opponents who were title contenders in this competition.
Rio Ave even has an easy path to the final at the moment, being the team favourite to reach the final, since that, if they win this match, they will face a team from the 3rd tier of Portuguese football on the semi-finals.
Rio Ave is coming off a 2-1 loss in Braga, but they also rested one or two players in that match, already thinking about this one.
Aves is a team that is fighting to avoid relegation on Liga NOS and that in the cups usually don’t have a lot of tradition. This is a club that normally focuses their attention in the league in order not to compromise their objectives too much.
In the league, the situation isn’t that great, and they haven’t won for 4 rounds. Last weekend they managed to get a 1-1 draw in Chaves, on a match where they were in the lead until the final minutes.
On this Taça de Portugal they have always played away from home, but they never faced any strong opponents. The 1-5 win over União da Madeira was their best result, but it was also against an opponent who wasn’t in a good moment of form.
Rio Ave vs Aves – Betting Tip and Prediction:
In this match we have two teams that ambition and are looking to reach the semi-finals of this competition, because, whether it is Rio Ave or Aves advancing, they both know they will be favourites to advance on the semi-finals.
On this match, I give more value to what Rio Ave has been doing and they are clearly a superior team, playing better and more personalized football.
After having defeated Benfica, Rio Ave’s manager didn’t have any problems assuming that reaching Jamor was not a dream, but yes, an objective, which means that, playing at home,
against Aves, I expect the best from Rio Ave and I expect them to beat Desportivo das Aves on a match that will be decisive.