Rio Ave vs Moreirense – Liga NOS: The inaugural match of Liga NOS’ 14th round takes place this Friday night
In Vila do Conde, with Rio Ave hosting Moreirense.
Rio Ave is currently in 6th place of Liga NOS with 20 points conquered, having a record of 6 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses. So far, the hosts have scored 14 goals and have conceded 10, which results on an average of 1.8 goals per match.
As we know, Rio Ave is traditionally very strong playing in Vila do Conde, and this season it isn’t any different.
This season they already had 3 defeats at home. However, it is important to say that they have already faced great opponents like Benfica, FC Porto, Sporting, Braga and Guimarães.
On the last round they travelled to Estádio João Cardoso where they have beaten Tondela 3-1. For the reception to Moreirense, Miguel Cardoso won’t be able to count with the captain Tarantini.
Moreirense occupies the penultimate position of the Portuguese league with only 8 points conquered, thanks to 1 win, 5 draws and 7 losses.
\When it comes to goals, the visitors have scored 8 goals and have conceded 21, which results on an average of 2.2 goals per match.
With the arrival of the manager Sérgio Vieira, the team from Moreira de Cónegos has improved collectively, having only suffered 1 loss (away at Boavista) on the 5 matches they played after the managerial change.
However, it is important to note that 4 of those matches were played at home, while only 1 of them was played away from home, where they show more weaknesses.
Rio Ave vs Moreirense – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Despite the improvement presented since the arrival of the new manager.
I don’t see Moreirense having enough arguments to steal points from a Rio Ave playing in front of their own fans and playing football with a lot of quality.
In Vila do Conde, Rio Ave sets the rules, so I believe Miguel Cardoso’s men will get another victory, even due to the importance of getting 3 points on a round where we will have a meeting between two teams who are ahead of them on the league table, Braga and Marítimo.