Boavista v Rio Ave betting guide: Not much separates the two teams

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Competition: Portugal Primeira Liga
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 14:30 (UTC)
Venue: Estádio do Bessa Século XXI (28263 seats)

Boavista hope to sell some tickets for this game even though the season has been rough so far with 24 points and a 15th position in the Primeira Liga table. Visiting Rio Ave holds 11th place with 27 pts.

Insights:
  • Boavista have the most dropped points from leading position (15) in Primeira Liga

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

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Boavista form and stats

Boavista's results here at Estádio do Bessa Século XXI in the Primeira Liga have been very modest with 3 victories, 2 draws and 7 defeats.

A strong away win for Boavista against Belenenses the last match, as Alberth Elis and Angel Gomes were on target. Ahead of that match, Boavista lost 0-1 at home to Farense.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Boavista have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found twelve matches with the results: Won six, drawn two and lost four.

Boavista aren't scoring a lot here at Estádio do Bessa Século XXI in the league, with only 10 goals from 12 games. Boavista's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 17 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Rio Ave form and stats

Rio Ave have only collected 11 points from their away games in the Primeira Liga, after 2-5-5 (12 played).

Rio have been frustrated by their lack of goals lately, as they haven't scored in the league since they found the net 263 minutes ago. F. Soares (own goal) was the goal scorer.

This game can not go any worse than the last one, a Primeira Liga home defeat versus Gil Vicente with 0-2 on the scoreboard. A 0-0 draw was the result before that, hosting Belenenses.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Rio Ave playing away and similar expectations, we found seven relevant matches. Results were four Rio wins, three draws and zero defeats.

The visitors have scored 8 goals from 12 away games in the league, an average of less than one per game. It's worth mentioning that 4 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. As opposed to that, Rio have seen the ball go into their own net 16 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

The two sides played each other earlier this season: Rio Ave - Boavista 0-0. Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: two - one - seven (Boavista wins - draws - Rio Ave wins). As for goals, four matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), six had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

BoavistaA. Gomes
A. Gomes
5 goals
BoavistaA. Elis Martínez
A. Elis Martínez
5 goals
BoavistaR. Chaby Mangas
R. Chaby Mangas
4 goals

Boavista missing players

Rio Ave missing players

Boavista Rio Ave
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
25 12 3 Played P 3 12 25
5 3 1 Won W 1 2 6
9 2 1 Drew D 2 5 9
11 7 1 Lost L 0 5 10
26 10 3 Scored S 2 8 19
37 17 3 Conceded C 1 16 28
88% 92% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 67% 92% 80%
72% 58% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 33% 83% 72%
48% 42% 33% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 17% 28%
28% 17% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 8% 8%
12% 17% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
48% 25% 67% BTTS BTTS 33% 42% 32%
28% 33% 33% Clean Sheets C S 67% 17% 36%
36% 50% 0% Failed to Score F T 33% 50% 52%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.3 2.2 2.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.7 1.9 2.1
6 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 2
 
11.1 13.4 13.3 Shots (avg) S ( 8.3 9.6 9.8
4.1 4.5 5.7 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.7 2.6 3.3
25% 19% 18% Goal Efficiency G E 25% 26% 23%
Key stats in Primeira Liga this season:
  • Boavista have the most dropped points from leading position (15) in Primeira Liga

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Sporting CP 24 20 4 0 46 11 12 10 2 0 23 6 12 10 2 0 23 5 35 64
2 Porto 25 17 6 2 53 24 13 9 3 1 27 12 12 8 3 1 26 12 29 57
3 Benfica 24 15 6 3 42 17 12 9 2 1 22 8 12 6 4 2 20 9 25 51
4 Sporting Braga 24 16 2 6 44 25 12 9 1 2 21 10 12 7 1 4 23 15 19 50
5 Pacos de Ferreira 25 13 5 7 33 25 12 9 2 1 21 9 13 4 3 6 12 16 8 44
6 Vitória SC 25 10 5 10 30 32 13 5 1 7 16 22 12 5 4 3 14 10 -2 35
7 Santa Clara 25 9 5 11 28 28 12 4 3 5 13 12 13 5 2 6 15 16 0 32
8 Moreirense 24 7 9 8 23 30 12 3 7 2 15 16 12 4 2 6 8 14 -7 30
9 Gil Vicente 25 8 4 13 24 31 12 4 2 6 10 12 13 4 2 7 14 19 -7 28
10 Tondela 25 8 4 13 25 40 12 7 2 3 13 10 13 1 2 10 12 30 -15 28
11 Rio Ave 25 6 9 10 19 28 13 4 4 5 11 12 12 2 5 5 8 16 -9 27
12 Portimonense 25 7 5 13 27 31 12 5 3 4 15 10 13 2 2 9 12 21 -4 26
13 Belenenses 25 5 11 9 14 23 13 3 5 5 10 15 12 2 6 4 4 8 -9 26
14 Famalicao 25 6 8 11 26 37 13 2 6 5 13 21 12 4 2 6 13 16 -11 26
15 Boavista 25 5 9 11 26 37 12 3 2 7 10 17 13 2 7 4 16 20 -11 24
16 Farense 24 5 7 12 23 32 12 3 4 5 14 14 12 2 3 7 9 18 -9 22
17 Nacional 25 5 6 14 23 39 13 3 3 7 16 24 12 2 3 7 7 15 -16 21
18 Maritimo 24 6 3 15 21 37 12 2 2 8 7 20 12 4 1 7 14 17 -16 21

Read more about Primeira Liga

The Primeira Liga, also known as Liga NOS, is the top level of football in Portugal. It has 18 teams each playing 34 fixtures to decide the final league table. Portuguese football is dominated by “The Big Three”: Benfica, Porto and Sporting CP (Lisbon). These three clubs generally end up in the top three positions.