Sporting vs Rio Ave: Sporting and Rio Ave play this Sunday night in Alvalade,
on a match of Liga NOS’ 27th round.
Sporting is in 3rd place of the Portuguese league with 62 points conquered, thanks to a record of 19 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses.
When it comes to goals, the Lions count with 51 goals scored and 17 goals conceded, which results on an average of 2.6 goals per match.
Their record at Alvalade has been very positive, with the team recording 11 wins in 13 matches played in front of their fans.
Despite having lost in Czech Republic, Jorge Jesus’ side comes into this match motivated after having qualified to the next round of the Europa League and having new motivation in the league, thanks to the unexpected slip-up of FC Porto on the last round, that allowed the approach of the two Lisbon clubs.
Rio Ave occupies the 5th place of the league table with 40 points conquered, thanks to a record of 12 victories, 4 draws and 10 losses.
So far, the visitors count with 33 goals scored and 33 goals conceded, presenting an average of 2.5 goals per match.
Away from Vila do Conde, Rio Ave has been a less capable team, only getting 4 wins on the 13 away matches they’ve played so far in the league.
After 3 winless rounds, the team led by Miguel Cardoso got back on the winning track on the last round at home, against Feirense.
Sporting vs Rio Ave – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Aware of the risk that exists, I believe that this Sunday night in Alvalade, there are real chances of us being upon a goal fest.
Miguel Cardoso’s side has a very well-defined playstyle, not depending on opponents or stadiums, playing positive and risky football.
So much that, on the 3 visits Rio Ave has made to the theoretically hardest stadiums in the league, we have had matches with some goals, namely at Estádio da Luz (5-1), at Estádio do Dragão (5-0) and at the Municipal de Braga (2-1).
Therefore, I see a match with a lot of goal chances here and with at least 3 goals on the final score line, if the players on the pitch are happy to cooperate.
|Over 2.5 Goals||