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Rio Ave vs Braga Prediction & Betting tips
With Rio Ave against Braga there is an extremely exciting duel in Portugal in the fight for the Europa League. The guests are still six points ahead of the upcoming opponent, but with a win this lead could quickly be halved.
Sporting has seemed average since the restart and was only able to break in a three again on the last game day. However, the home side have been equally fickle with two wins and bankruptcies since the end of the break. However, the appearances in the two lost home games were better than the results suggest.
Against this background, when Rio Ave meets Braga, the tip for interesting odds is that the home side will at least not leave the home turf again this time. The kick-off at Estadio do Rio Ave will be at 21:30 p.m. on June 30th.
So far, the Vilacondeses have played better than at home this season: abroad, the points are only surpassed by the two top teams, Benfica and Porto. Ten points more were taken as part of the guest performances. The last two home games that took place after the restart fit into this picture.
First it broke up against Pacos de Ferreira and finally against the record champions. But this bankruptcy was unfortunate to say the least and the course of the game was strongly influenced by the referee. This gave no less than three expulsions against the Rioavistas, which means that the 1: 2 is to be viewed in a different light.
Especially since Rio Ave was 1-0 in the front until the first release. The performance from the game may well give hope that things will now be more successful against Braga at home. This also speaks for the fact that with the Portuguese Nuno Santos and Ali Elmusrati from Libya two players will be available again in midfield after their card blockings.
On the offensive, hopes again lie primarily on Mehdi Taremi. The Iranian is the best scorer of the team and scored after the restart in the last three games. The attacker has now scored eleven goals, making Taremi third in the goalscorer rating. Only Pizzi and Carlos Vinicius from Benfica top his goal.
For the upcoming match between Rio Ave and Braga, the odds are also of interest for a goal celebration on both sides in view of his recent performance and an overall reliable offensive. The provider is also currently luring with an attractive Betsson new customer bonus.
Braga gets on the track very slowly: After two bankruptcies to kick off the resumption of play in the Primeira Liga, a draw against the strong newcomer Famalicao followed and finally a threesome against Vitoria Guimaraes.
However, a split in the equalized match would have been the fairer result, and the weak opponent has not won any of his games since the end of the season break.
Due to the mixed results in the last four rounds of play since the restart, the lead over Sporting has not only melted, but since last Friday the Arcebispos have had to be content with fourth place.
It remains questionable whether the new coach Custodio has what it takes to lead a top team. The 37-year-old has never looked after a professional team in this function and his record of winning the current edition of the League Cup has so far been balanced with two wins and losses and one draw.
This is not enough for the demands of the red-whites and the renewed qualification for the Europa League is at least somewhat at risk, although fifth place is sufficient this year, as Porto and Benfica, two better-placed clubs, will still duel in the cup final.
Rio Ave vs Braga head to head matches
02.12.19 PL Braga Rio Ave 2 : 0
03.03.19 PL Rio Ave Braga 1 : 2
06.10.18 PL Braga Rio Ave 1 : 1
13.05.18 PL Rio Ave Braga 1 : 0
06.01.18 PL Braga Rio Ave 2 : 1