Rio Ave and Milan face at Rio Ave Futebol Clube, in a match for the Europa League (Play ‑ offs). These two teams have never played before, so this will be their first direct match. The home advantage may play an important role in this match, since Rio Ave presents significant differences between home and away results.
The home team comes to this stage of the Europa League (Play ‑ offs) after having played in previous qualifiers with: Beşiktaş and Borac Banja Luka. This is a team that, curiously, has more positive results away than at home, since in the last 30 matches they have recorded 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses as a visitor, with 23 goals scored and 13 conceded, against 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 defeats at home, with 19 goals scored and 16 conceded. The team arrives at this match after a draw at home with Vitória Guimarães by (0‑0). Rio Ave won 3, drew 5 and lost 2 of their last 10 home matches for all competitions. His attack has scored regularly, since he managed to score in 8 of the last 10 games. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 7 of the last 16 matches have ended with Under 1,5 goals and 10 out of 16 have ended with Under 2,5 goals. There are 1 periods that stand out in the last 16 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 8 of their 20 goals between minutes (31' ‑ 45 ').
Rio Ave enters this game with a 0-0 draw, against Vitória SC, in a game counting for the Portuguese championship. It should be noted that the home team eliminated Borac Banja Luka and Besiktas in the previous rounds of the Europa League. The home team usually plays in a 4-3-3, favoring offensive transitions and channeling their attack through the flanks. The three arrows aimed at the beam of the "enemy" will be Gabrielzinho, Lucas Piazón and Bruno Moreira. It is possible that Felipe Augusto, Tarantini and Diego Lopes act in the most central part of the field. Coach Mário Silva cannot count on Carlos Mané, Ronan and Junio, all with physical problems.
Until reaching this stage of the Europa League (Play ‑ offs), the
visiting team eliminated: Bodø / Glimt and Shamrock Rovers. This is a
team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar
results at home and away, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 9
wins, 4 draws and 2 losses as a visitor, with a total of 30 goals
scored and 19 conceded. At home, he won 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss,
with a total of 42 goals scored and 15 conceded. In their last match,
for the Serie A TIM, they beat Crotone by (0‑2). In the last 10 away
matches Milan have won 6 and drawn 4. Their attack has scored regularly,
as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 games. In
the last 19 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that
stands out: he scored 12 of his 34 goals between the minutes (46' ‑ 60
AC Milan enters this match after a 0-2 triumph on the trip to the Crotone field, thus adding the second consecutive victory in the Italian league: the team's goals were signed by Brahim Díaz and Franck Kessié. In previous Europa League qualifiers, visitors eliminated Shamrock Rovers and Bodo / Glimt. Like the "enemy" of this round, the visiting club usually plays in a 4-3-3, where the three most advanced players are Brahim Díaz, Alexis Saelemaekers and Lorenzo Colombo. The visiting club, when investing in the offensive process, usually does so through the left aisle, taking advantage of the speed offered by defender Theo Hernández. One of AC Milan's strengths is maintaining possession of the ball. Out of this game are Ante Rebic, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Léo Duarte, Andrea Conti, Alessio Romagnoli and Musacchio, all with physical problems.
AC Milan haven't lost in their last 21 games.
Rio Ave FC haven't lost in their last 8 games.
AC Milan have lost none of their last 10 away matches.
AC Milan have a winning streak of 4 matches away from home.
AC Milan have a winning streak of 10 matches.
Rio Ave FC wins 1st half in 37% of their matches, AC Milan in 40% of their matches.
Rio Ave FC wins 37% of halftimes, AC Milan wins 40%.
AC Milan's performance of the last 5 matches is better than Rio Ave FC's.
Rio Ave FC scores 1.25 goals when playing at home and AC Milan scores 1.79 goals when playing away (on average).
When Rio Ave FC leads 1-0 at home, they win in 57% of their matches.
When AC Milan leads 0-1 away, they win in 76% of their matches.
When Rio Ave FC is down 0-1 home, they win 28% of their matches.
When AC Milan is down 1-0 away, they win 20% of their matches.
Both teams didn't concede on their last match.
AC Milan have scored at least one goal for 20 consecutive matches.