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Liga NOS • Day 31
05/05/21 04:15 PM
Rio Ave
Rio Ave
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Sporting Lisbon
Sporting Lisbon

Tip Rio Ave - Sporting Lisbon

Rio Ave will be hosting Sporting in the 31st round of action in the Primeira Liga with the two sides battling at opposite ends of the standings. Rio Ave, on 31 points and in 15th place, are hoping to get the needed points to rise away from the drop zone while Sporting, the league leaders, with 76 points hope for more as they go for their first league title since 2002. Rio Ave are coming from a 0-0 draw with Portimonense, which has left them without a goal in three of the last four matches and winless in eight. Their matches have been low scoring; 10 of the last 11 have produced under 2.5 goals and they have scored less than two goals in nine of their last 11matches in the league. They have three wins in 10 home matches and it hasn’t been high scoring there as well. In 15 league matches at home, they’ve won four, while scoring just 12.

Sporting on the other hand, have also not been scoring a lot lately, but come here after a 2-0 win over Nacional. While that was their third clean sheet in the last four matches, the league leaders have only scored more than one in just three of their last 10 league matches. They need seven more points to clinch the title and though it has been a struggle lately, they should get this within their next four matches. Sporting have won three of their last five matches and in their 30 league matches, they’ve failed to score in just one. In their last 10 matches in the league, Sporting have six wins; in five of those, they’ve won by one-goal margins. Away from home, they’ve kept four clean sheets in five and haven’t scored more than a goal in the process, though winning three.

Key points Rio Ave - Sporting Lisbon

  • Sporting haven’t scored more than one in the last five away league matches.

  • Rio Ave have failed to score in three of their last four matches.

  • Rio Ave have no win in their last eight league matches.

  • Rio Ave’s last 11 matches have produced under 2.5 goals in 10.

  • Sporting have three clean sheets in four matches.

Conclusion Rio Ave - Sporting Lisbon

These sides haven’t been scoring a lot of goals in their recent matches. Getting more than a goal from them has lately been rare. With the fatigue as the season draws to a close, we don’t expect much difference. Another low scoring affair looks likely so back it to end in under 2.5 goals.

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Rio Ave Sporting Lisbon Prediction published on May 3, 2021

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