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Prediction: Rio Ave vs Famalicão – preview and betting tips

Foot Predictions shows the confrontation of the First League on Sunday, between Rio Ave and Famalicão, including hunches, preview and possible lineups.

Famalicão will try to drag themselves away from the Premier League table on Sunday when they travel to Estádio dos Arcos to face Rio Ave.

The hosts are looking for their third consecutive victory in the championship here, while Famalicão tied for the last time, ending a series of four consecutive losses in the championship.


Match analysis

Rio Ave recorded an impressive 3-1 win away from home, in the last attempt of sixth-placed Vitória de Guimarães.

Miguel CardosoThe team’s men led 2-0 thanks to goals from Carlos Mane and Rafael Camacho, but Ricardo Quaresma pulled one back to the hosts before Gelson Dala immediately restored the advantage of two goals from Rio Ave, guaranteeing his second consecutive victory in the championship.

This followed a 2-1 home win over Tondela when Jhon Murillo put the visitors in front, before Mane and Camacho scored in the second half and sealed the return victory.

As a result, Cardoso’s team returned to the ninth position in the Primera Liga table, restoring their position in the first half after having been four games without winning in the championship.

It is Rio Ave’s attack that has disappointed this campaign, with only two teams scoring less than their 16 goals in 19 league games.

Cardoso will see this game as a good opportunity to improve that offensive record and extend the winning streak to three, when facing one of the worst defensive teams of the championship, in Famalicão.

Rio Ave players, Gelson and Carlos Mane, celebrate after scoring against AC Milan in the Europa League in October 2020

The visitors ended a series of four games without a win last time, by drawing 0-0 at home against Belenenses.

Silas added the first point in the third game at the helm of the club, after having previously suffered 2-0 defeats with Benfica and Moreirense.

He will be somewhat concerned that his team has not scored a goal in all three games since his appointment, although he has one more league goal than Sunday’s opponent, having scored 17 in 19 Premier League games.

It is Famalicão’s defensive record that led to his fall to the bottom of the championship, with no team suffering more than the 32 goals he scored this season.

However, he is by no means condemned to relegation at this stage, with Silas’ team just one point behind Gil Vicente in the relegation playoff, and two points behind automatic safety, which means that a victory can change the situation a lot. .

But they face a team of Rio Ave, who are very confident, and will try to continue their rise in the category with yet another victory on Sunday.

Form Rio Ave First League: DLLDWW

Famalicão First League Form: WLLLLD


All news from the teams

Rio Ave will be without front Andre Pereira, which is left out with ligament rupture, joining Nikola Jambor on the sides, with the midfielder unavailable due to an injury contracted in January.

Experienced left-back Fábio Coentrão he was also absent from the team last time, and he could lose this game too.

However, he will have the impulse of a returning player as a central defender Toni Borevkovic is available after serving a suspension in the victory over Vitória.

Their line will be led by Gelson Dala, who scored his second goal of the season in the championship in victory over Vitória.

He will be supported by the widespread threat of Carlos Mané and Rafael Camacho, with both scoring in the last two matches of Rio Ave.

Famalicão will be without striker Leonardo Campana, who remains out with a tendon injury.

However, important midfielder Gustavo Assuncao could be available for this match after coming on to the bench for the recent draw with Belenenses, after passing through the field due to an injury.

The visitors have been fighting for goals since the star’s departure Ruben Lameiras in January, with its replacement Alexandre Guedes failing to hit the ground since its arrival.

Possible initial lineup of Rio Ave:
Kieszek; Pinto, Santos, Borevkovic, Savio; Augusto, Pelé, Geraldes; Mane, Dala, Camacho

Possible initial line-up for Famalicão:
Junior; Patrick, Ricielli, Queiros, Vinagre; Ugarte, P Rodrigues; Dias, I Rodrigues, Tavares; Anderson


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Probability: Rio Ave 1-0 Famalicão

With the two teams fighting for the goals in this campaign, we see that it is a game of few goals, with the home team possibly gaining the advantage thanks to their better recent form, combined with the weak defense of Famalicão.

While the underground team will gain more confidence after keeping the score blank and gaining a point the last time, we see that they are losing a lot in this game.


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