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Rio Ave vs Benfica prediction, betting odds & free tips 02/04/2023

*These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Rio Ave and Benfica are the opponents at the Estádio do Rio Ave Futebol Clube. The Rio Ave vs Benfica prediction tries to deliver the best betting tips for those one-sided game.

Rio Ave vs Benfica – Free Betting Tips, Odds, & Predictions

Rio Ave are coming into the game after a 2-0 victory over Santa Clara in the recent match. Meanwhile, Benfica have picked up yet another victory, as they beat Vitoria Guimaraes 5-1 to register a seventh consecutive victory in all competitions.

Joao Mario to Score Anytime

Joao Mario is now the top scorer at Benfica this season with 17 goals in all competitions. Crucially, he has been able to get ahead of Goncalo Ramos in the scoring charts. The 30-year-old has been in exceptional form throughout the campaign. He has been able to get goals in the last three matches for Benfica. The best of Rio Ave vs Benfica prediction would back the forward to score anytime.

Total goals over 2.5

Benfica are the top scoring team in the Portuguese Primeira Liga by a huge margin. The team has been able to hit 66 goals from the 25 matches so far. In a game against such an opponent, the goals from Rio Ave may not be the biggest contributor. This Rio Ave vs Benfica prediction would go for over 2.5 goals, which is quite attractive given the form of the visitors. Benfica have hit 18 goals in the last six matches.

Both teams to score – yes

Benfica have the best defence with only 14 goals conceded from 25 matches. However, Rio Ave carry better momentum coming into the game with four goals in the last two matches. The Rio Ave vs Benfica odds would go with goals at both ends.

Rio Ave vs Benfica Match Preview – Team News and Analysis

Rio Ave

Rio Ave come into the encounter ninth in the standings thanks to a decent run of results. For the upcoming Rio Ave – Benfica match, there are not too many issues concerning the home team in terms of injuries. Joca is the only player who will be unavailable for the upcoming game because of an injury.

News and Facts:

Rio Ave’s coach, Luís Freire, has only one health concern to address ahead of the match, with Joca ruled out. Meanwhile, Benfica can take confidence from their impressive record against Rio Ave when playing away from home, having avoided defeat in their last 6 league meetings. Furthermore, the team has not suffered a loss in their previous 5 away matches, demonstrating their strength as a visiting side. These positive statistics suggest that Benfica is well-equipped for the upcoming game.

Benfica

Benfica have been flying high in the domestic league and they are strong favourites to win the title. The Rio Ave vs Benfica lineups will be without three key players in the form of Julian Draxler, Mihailo Ristic, and Gonçalo Guedes due to injuries. The Benfica team also have aspirations of doing well in Europe.

News and Facts:

Benfica’s coach, Roger Schmidt, faces a challenge with several key players unavailable, including Mihailo Ristić, Gonçalo Guedes, and Julian Draxler. Despite this, the team can take comfort in their solid record against Rio Ave when playing away from home, having avoided defeat in their last 6 league matches. Furthermore, Benfica has not lost in their previous 5 away league games, indicating their strength as a traveling team. These statistics bode well for Benfica as they prepare for their upcoming match.

Best Stats Available for Betting on Rio Ave vs Benfica

These are some of the best stats for the match along with the right tools to make you choose the best odds.

Head to Head

08/10/22

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Benfica

Benfica

Rio Ave

Rio Ave

4

2

01/03/21

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Benfica

Benfica

Rio Ave

Rio Ave

2

0

18/10/20

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Rio Ave

Rio Ave

Benfica

Benfica

0

3

17/06/20

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Rio Ave

Rio Ave

Benfica

Benfica

1

2

14/01/20

Portugal Cup Portugal

Benfica

Benfica

Rio Ave

Rio Ave

3

2

Last Five - Rio Ave

17/05/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Benfica

Benfica

Rio Ave

Rio Ave

1

1

D

11/05/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Portimonense

Portimonense

Rio Ave

Rio Ave

2

2

D

04/05/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Guimaraes

Guimaraes

Rio Ave

Rio Ave

1

2

W

27/04/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Vizela

Vizela

Rio Ave

Rio Ave

1

1

D

19/04/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Arouca

Arouca

Rio Ave

Rio Ave

1

1

D

Last Five - Benfica

17/05/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Rio Ave

Rio Ave

Benfica

Benfica

1

1

D

12/05/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Arouca

Arouca

Benfica

Benfica

0

5

W

05/05/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Famalicao

Famalicao

Benfica

Benfica

2

0

L

27/04/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Braga

Braga

Benfica

Benfica

1

3

W

22/04/24

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

SC Farense

SC Farense

Benfica

Benfica

1

3

W

FAQs on Rio Ave vs Benfica game

Rio Ave vs Benfica prediction

Where is the match going to take place? Estádio do Rio Ave Futebol Clube

When will this match start? April 02, 2023 at 18:00 GMT

Who is the favourite team to win the game? Benfica


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