Primeira Liga match preview: Tondela versus Rio Ave

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Competition: Portugal Primeira Liga
Competition: Sun 20.September
Match begins: 20:00 (UTC)
Venue: Estádio João Cardoso (5000 seats)

It's a new Primeira Liga campaign and Tondela are eager to get started here at Estádio João Cardoso. Rio Ave are coming to visit and this should be a thrilling season kickoff.

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Tondela form and stats

Last season, Tondela's league statistics were 9 wins, 9 draws and 16 losses, resulting in a 14th position in the Primeira Liga. Over these 34 matches they scored 30 goals and conceded 44. Playing at home last season Tondela managed 3-5-9 (win-draw-lost) with 12 goals and 22 conceded.

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Rio Ave form and stats

It's finally time to play a game of importance again as a long period of training has passed. Rio Ave have played a number of friendly games in this period, resulting in 1 win, 0 draws and 1 defeats from two fixtures.

Let's have a look at how Rio Ave performed last season in the Primeira Liga: They landed a 5th position in the league table after playing out 15 victories, 10 draws and 9 defeats. In total they scored 48 and conceded 36 goals in these matches. The numbers for away games only are: Won 9 - drew 4 and lost 4 with 21/13 goals scored/conceded.

Head 2 Head

As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's three Tondela victories, four draws and three Rio Ave wins. Over/under statistics; seven of these games ended with three goals or more, three matches with two goals or less.

Tondela missing players

Rio Ave missing players

Tondela Rio Ave
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
0 0 0 Played P 0 0 0
0 0 0 Won W 0 0 0
0 0 0 Drew D 0 0 0
0 0 0 Lost L 0 0 0
0 0 0 Scored S 0 0 0
0 0 0 Conceded C 0 0 0
0% 0% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
0 0 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 0 0
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
0 0 0 Total Shots T S 0 0 0
0 0 0 Shots on Target S O 0 0 0
0% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 0% 0%
Tondela Last season Rio Ave
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
34 17   Played P   17 34
9 3   Won W   9 15
9 5   Drew D   4 10
16 9   Lost L   4 9
30 12   Scored S   21 48
44 22   Conceded C   13 36
85% 88%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   88% 91%
59% 59%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   65% 68%
38% 35%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   29% 38%
21% 18%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   12% 24%
12% 0%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   6% 15%
44% 47%   BTTS BTTS   35% 50%
29% 29%   Clean Sheets C S   41% 32%
41% 35%   Failed to Score F T   35% 26%
 
4.5 5.1   Corners for (avg) C F   3.8 5.1
5.6 4.9   Corners against (avg) C A   5.5 5
2.4 2   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   2.1 2.1
4 2   Red cards R C   1 7
 
322 173   Total Shots T S   165 372
103 52   Shots on Target S O   49 117
29% 23%   Goal Efficiency G E   43% 41%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Belenenses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Benfica 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Boavista 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Famalicao 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Farense 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Gil Vicente 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Maritimo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Moreirense 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Nacional 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Pacos de Ferreira 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Portimonense 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Porto 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Rio Ave 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Santa Clara 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Sporting Braga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Sporting CP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Tondela 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Vitoria Guimaraes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Last season Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Porto 34 26 4 4 74 22 17 15 1 1 44 7 17 11 3 3 30 15 52 82
2 Benfica 34 24 5 5 71 26 17 12 2 3 38 13 17 12 3 2 33 13 45 77
3 Sporting Braga 34 18 6 10 61 40 17 10 4 3 32 20 17 8 2 7 29 20 21 60
4 Sporting CP 34 18 6 10 49 34 17 12 1 4 25 13 17 6 5 6 24 21 15 60
5 Rio Ave 34 15 10 9 48 36 17 6 6 5 27 23 17 9 4 4 21 13 12 55
6 Famalicao 34 14 12 8 53 51 17 7 6 4 28 26 17 7 6 4 25 25 2 54
7 Vitoria Guimaraes 34 13 11 10 53 38 17 8 4 5 27 15 17 5 7 5 26 23 15 50
8 Moreirense 34 10 13 11 42 44 17 6 6 5 23 20 17 4 7 6 19 24 -2 43
9 Gil Vicente 34 11 10 13 40 44 17 7 7 3 26 21 17 4 3 10 14 23 -4 43
10 Santa Clara 34 11 10 13 36 41 17 6 4 7 18 21 17 5 6 6 18 20 -5 43
11 Maritimo 34 9 12 13 34 42 17 5 8 4 24 21 17 4 4 9 10 21 -8 39
12 Boavista 34 10 9 15 28 39 17 5 4 8 15 18 17 5 5 7 13 21 -11 39
13 Pacos de Ferreira 34 11 6 17 36 52 17 6 2 9 15 22 17 5 4 8 21 30 -16 39
14 Tondela 34 9 9 16 30 44 17 3 5 9 12 22 17 6 4 7 18 22 -14 36
15 Belenenses 34 9 8 17 27 54 17 5 4 8 13 25 17 4 4 9 14 29 -27 35
16 Vitoria Setubal 34 7 13 14 27 43 17 4 7 6 15 20 17 3 6 8 12 23 -16 34
17 Portimonense 34 7 12 15 30 45 17 5 7 5 18 18 17 2 5 10 12 27 -15 33
18 Desportivo Aves 34 5 2 27 24 68 17 4 1 12 12 26 17 1 1 15 12 42 -44 17

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.