Rio Ave and Portimonense face at Estádio do Rio Ave Futebol Clube, in a match for the 31 th round of the Primeira Liga. The two teams tied (1‑1), on 13‑12‑2019, the last time they met in this edition of the league. The recent head ‑ to ‑ head record favors the home team, since they have a record of 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 7 matches. The home advantage may play an important role in this match, since both teams present significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 5th place, with 38 points won, after 10 wins, 8 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, they drew at home against Belenenses by (0‑0). In the last match, they tied (1‑1) against Porto. 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 21 goals scored and 13 conceded, against 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 defeats at home, with 23 goals scored and 14 conceded. For the league, Rio Ave won 13 points out of 30 possible points, after 3 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in the last 10 home matches. His attack has scored regularly, since he managed to score in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since 9 of the last 12 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 24 matches in this competition, he suffered the first goal 9 times and never managed to turn the score.
The Rio Ave team reaches this round in 6th place in the league table of Liga NOS, with a record of 47 points. Four games from the end of the championship, the team led by coach Carlos Carvalhal is one point behind Famalicão, which occupies the first wave of access to the Europa League, and has a point of advantage over Vitória de Guimarães. In the last round, Rio Ave saw the good moment created with the victories obtained against Vitória de Setúbal (1-2) and Braga (4-3) interrupted, when being surprised away from home, against Gil Vicente. The 1-0 defeat came with a goal conceded at the end of the first half, following a dead ball. In the second half, Rio Ave even had a numerical advantage from the 54th minute onwards, but did not take advantage of that to reach the tie. The offensive construction lacked creativity and ingenuity.
The visiting team is currently in 17th place, with 16 points won,
after 2 wins, 10 draws and 12 losses. In the penultimate match, they
tied at home for Vitoria de Setubal by (0‑0). In the last match, they
lost away to Braga by (3‑1). This is a team affected by the home factor,
which is stronger when they play with the support of their fans, since
in the last 30 games they have recorded 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses as a
visitor, with a total of 11 goals scored and 25 conceded. At home, he
won 3 wins, 7 draws and 5 losses, with a total of 16 goals scored and 19
conceded. In the last 10 away matches for the league, Portimonense has
recorded 3 draws and 7 losses, having won 3 points out of 30 possible.
In this competition, they have lost their last 5 games as a visitor and have not won any of the last 12 matches played as a visitor. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so they haven't been very strong defensively. In 24 games in this competition, he has never managed to turn the scoreboard in the 13 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 13 matches played as a visitor to this competition: they scored 4 of their 8 goals between minutes (31' ‑ 45 ') and 4 of their 8 goals between (76' ‑ 90').
Portimonense enters the field in this 31st round to occupy the 17th and penultimate position of the general classification table of Liga NOS. With 27 points and three late for Tondela and Vitória de Setúbal, the team technically coached by Paulo Sérgio is going through a complicated situation and is subject to high levels of pressure in this final stretch of the League, in relation to the fight for permanence. In the last round, the Algarve defeated receiving Vitória de Guimarães (0-1), having suffered the only goal of the game in the second half, in a match where it was even Portimonense, in the first half, to have more opportunities to be able to inaugurate the marker. Until the end, the Portimão team tried but did not have enough art to reach the goal of equality.
When playing at home, Rio Ave FC have not lost to Portimonense SC in their last 5 encounters.
Mehdi Taremi is Rio Ave FC's top scorer with 13 goals. Dener has scored 5 times for Portimonense SC.
Carlos Mane has assisted the most goals for Rio Ave FC with 7. Bruno Tabata is Portimonense SC's biggest assister (5).
Filipe Augusto has more yellow cards (10) than any other player at Rio Ave FC. Pedro Sa has collected 9 for Portimonense SC.
A year ago, Portimonense SC were number 12 in the table with 33 points. Now they are number 17 with 27 points.
The most common result of matches between Rio Ave FC and Portimonense SC when Rio Ave FC is playing at home is 2-1. 3 matches have ended with this result.
Rio Ave FC wins 1st half in 38% of their matches, Portimonense SC in 23% of their matches.
Rio Ave FC wins 38% of halftimes, Portimonense SC wins 23%.
Both teams lost their last match.
Both teams haven't won their last match in Primeira Liga.
Rio Ave FC's performance of the last 5 matches is better than Portimonense SC's.
In Primeira Liga, Rio Ave FC has better performance than Portimonense SC.
Rio Ave FC have lost just 1 of their last 5 Primeira Liga games against Portimonense SC.
Portimonense SC have won just 1 of their last 5 Primeira Liga games against Rio Ave FC.
Rio Ave FC have lost just 0 of their last 5 games against Portimonense SC (in all competitions).
In the last 5 meetings Rio Ave FC won 3, Portimonense SC won 0, 2 draws.
Their last meeting was a draw. (1-1)
Rio Ave FC scores 1.4 goals in a match against Portimonense SC and Portimonense SC scores 0.6 goals against Rio Ave FC (on average).
Rio Ave FC scores 1.55 goals when playing at home and Portimonense SC scores 0.76 goals when playing away (on average).
Average number of goals in meetings between Rio Ave FC and Portimonense SC is 2.
When Rio Ave FC leads 1-0 at home, they win in 60% of their matches.
When Portimonense SC leads 0-1 away, they win in 42% of their matches.
When Rio Ave FC is down 0-1 home, they win 11% of their matches.
When Portimonense SC is down 1-0 away, they win 0% of their matches.
Average number of goals in the first half in meetings between Rio Ave FC and Portimonense SC is 1.
Both teams didn't score on their last match.
Last season Rio Ave FC won both games against Portimonense SC (2-1 at home and 1-0 away).
During the last 8 meetings with Rio Ave FC playing at home, Rio Ave FC have won 6 times, there have been 1 draws while Portimonense SC have won 1 times. The goal difference is 14-7 in favour of Rio Ave FC.
Portimonense SC's last away win against Rio Ave FC was in 2007.
Rio Ave FC haven't scored in 3 of their 15 home matches in Primeira Liga this season.
Portimonense SC haven't scored in 6 of their 15 away matches in Primeira Liga this season.
During the last 17 meetings, Rio Ave FC have won 9 times, there have been 3 draws while Portimonense SC have won 5 times. The goal difference is 25-20 in favour of Rio Ave FC.
Did you know that Rio Ave FC scores 31% of their goals between the minutes 31-45?
Did you know that Portimonense SC scores 25% of their goals between the minutes 31-45?