Preview for Rio Ave – Arouca
Arouca sits fifth in the table and is one of the few teams in the competition to go five weeks unbeaten.
For their part, Rio Ave has struggled to maintain regularity in recent weeks and has dropped a worrying number of points.
The last meeting at this stadium ended in a 2-0 win for Arouca, who have only lost twice at this stadium in the last ten years. Three or more goals have been scored in three of the last four meetings at this stadium.
Collisions Rio Ave – Arouca
Arouca are unbeaten in eight games, making them one of the few teams in the Portuguese first division to have done so. In addition, it is the team that has faced its rival the most times, especially at this stadium.
For his part, Rio Ave hasn’t won a single game since mid-March and hasn’t won at home in two months.
It looks like Arouca will put on a winning performance this weekend.
Predictions and Analysis Rio Ave – Arouca
Three or more goals have been scored in three of the last four meetings at this stadium. Also, four or more goals have been scored in two of their last three games on Rio Ave.
It seems the visitors will be on top form looking to take advantage of a struggling Rio Ave so plenty of goals are expected.
Arouca have gone eight straight games without defeat and are one of the few teams in the Portuguese league to have done so. They also won the last meeting between the two teams at this stadium 2-0 and have only lost twice in the last ten years.
Important information to be aware of
On the other hand, Rio Ave hasn’t won at home in two months and shows no signs of improvement.
In addition, Arouca scored two goals in his last game at this stadium, while his opponent Rio Ave conceded two or more goals in two of his previous three games.
As it stands, Arouca’s 1.5+ goals at 3.75 would be a promising option.