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Rio Ave vs Pacos Ferreira prediction, betting odds & free tips 14/01/2023

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

Rio Ave go up against the league’s bottom team Pacos Ferreira at the Estádio do Rio Ave Futebol Clube in a bid to enhance their push for a European spot this season.

Rio Ave vs Pacos Ferreira – Predictions, Odds, & Best Betting Tips

Rio Ave could only muster a goalless draw with Vitoria Guimaraes in a battle between two teams chasing the European spots. Pacos Ferreira picked up a valuable point in the 1-1 draw with Chaves last weekend.

Draw

Pacos Ferreira are finally showing signs of improvement after the managerial change. However, the club remains winless in the campaign but there were plenty of positive factors in the draw with Chaves. Rio Ave have drawn both matches since the resumption of the league action and momentum is certainly not with the team coming into the game.

Total goals under 2.5

There have been less than 2.5 goals in the last five games for Pacos Ferreira. Even though there has been improvement in the team’s overall play since the appointment of César Peixoto, they still have a long way to go. Rio Ave have only had an average of around a goal per game in all home matches this season. This prediction expects less than 2.5 goals in the game.

Both teams to score – yes

This prediction has witnessed the two teams play out a 1-1 draw in the last match. It can be quite difficult to expect Pacos Ferreira to come up with a winning performance but they remain good nonetheless. Rio Ave head into the game with just one clean sheet in the last four outings.

Rio Ave vs Pacos Ferreira: Match Preview and Team News

Rio Ave

Rio Ave have had a disappointing resumption to league action with the team failing to win back-to-back games. The team has given up opportunities to get wins from games that appeared quite winnable just a few weeks ago. Manager Luís Freire needs to find a winning combination once again. He comes into the game without Joca because of any injuries. However, Miguel Baeza is back from his injury problems and is expected to start.

Pacos Ferreira

Pacos Ferreira are finally showing signs of possibility by bringing an end to the six-game losing sequence with a draw against Chaves. The club, though, are still waiting for the first win of the season but there is finally some positivity within the team. Pacos Ferreira will be without Luís Bastos and Abbas Ibrahim coming into the game.

Top Stats and Other Numbers for Rio Ave vs Pacos Ferreira

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

25/04/21

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Rio Ave

Pacos Ferreira

1

1

03/01/21

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Pacos Ferreira

Rio Ave

2

0

07/06/20

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Rio Ave

Pacos Ferreira

2

3

25/10/19

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

Pacos Ferreira

Rio Ave

0

0

28/12/18

Portugal League Cup Portugal

Rio Ave

Pacos Ferreira

1

1

Last Five - Rio Ave3036

14/01/23

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

3003

Pacos Ferreira

3036

Rio Ave

1

0

L

07/01/23

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

3009

Guimaraes

3036

Rio Ave

0

0

D

23/12/22

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

3007

Maritimo

3036

Rio Ave

1

1

D

13/12/22

Portugal League Cup Portugal

2998

SC Farense

3036

Rio Ave

1

2

W

07/12/22

Portugal League Cup Portugal

3001

Sporting

3036

Rio Ave

2

0

L

Last Five - Pacos Ferreira3003

14/01/23

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

3036

Rio Ave

3003

Pacos Ferreira

0

1

W

08/01/23

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

3025

Chaves

3003

Pacos Ferreira

1

1

D

29/12/22

Portugal Primeira Liga Portugal

3001

Sporting

3003

Pacos Ferreira

3

0

L

11/12/22

Portugal League Cup Portugal

2999

Braga

3003

Pacos Ferreira

2

0

L

03/12/22

Portugal League Cup Portugal

6154

Trofense

3003

Pacos Ferreira

1

1

D

FAQs on Rio Ave vs Pacos Ferreira game

Rio Ave vs Pacos Ferreira prediction

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

When will this match start? January 14, 2023 at 18:00 GMT

Who is the favourite team to win the game? Rio Ave

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