Match Time: 10/19/2020 03:00 Monday（GMT+8）
Coming up on Sunday evening (UK time), in a Primeira Liga fixture, Rio Ave will go head to head with Benfica at Estadio do Rio Ave Futebol Clube with a 8:00pm kick-off.
Head To Head
A glance at the record books shows that Rio Ave played Benfica in January; it was a Taca De Portugal match. The winners after 90 minutes were Benfica with a margin of 3-2. And H. Seferovic bagged a brace for the away side.
In the last decade of FTG data, the two sides have met 26 times. Rio Ave have won in 1 of the matches in this period; Benfica have won 21 times. There have been 4 draws.
In their matches to date, there has been an average of 3.31 goals. Rio Ave score an average of 0.85; Benfica score an average of 2.46 per outing.
Reviewing the home ground performance in this match-up, whichever side has been home has won 3% of the matches between them. The visiting side has won 80% in this head-to-head record.
Rio Ave have 3 points in The Primeira Liga, which puts them in 13th place.
There is a total of 27 matches played by the home team over the recent 12 months. They have 10 wins; 12 draws; and 5 losses. Therefore, Rio Ave have won 37%, drawn 44%, and lost 18% of their recent matches.
Over this 12-month period, they average 1.07 goals per match. They have conceded an average of 0.78.
When at home, in this period, they have a win rate of 27% (3 wins) in their 11 home fixtures. 54% (6) of these games at home have been a draw, with the remaining 18% (2) resulting in a loss for the home team.
On average they have scored 0.73 goals when at home in this period. They have conceded 0.64.
They are averaging 1.0 goals per game in their most recent ten matches - 2 of these matches have been wins for them. Of these ten games, 7 of them have seen both sides score. There has been 1 match with three goals or more.
Currently, Benfica have 9 points in Primeira Liga, putting them in 1st place.
There has been 36 matches played by them over the recent 12 months. They have 24 wins; 7 draws; and 5 losses. To summarise, Benfica have a Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 66%-19%-13%, in recent form.
Over this 12-month period, they average 2.19 goals per match. They have conceded an average of 1.06.
When away from home in this period, they have a win rate of 52% (10 wins) in their 19 away fixtures. 26% (5) of these away games have been a draw, with the remaining 21% (4) resulting in a loss when they are the away team.
On average they have scored 1.89 times when away from home in this same period. They have conceded 1.11.
In their last ten matches they have scored 20 times. In this time they have a win rate of 50%. Of those ten matches, 8 of them have seen both sides score. The total number of matches with over 2.5 goals scored is 6 from their last ten.
They have scored at least once in each of their last 10 matches.
Betting tip for Rio Ave vs Benfica
Expect to see at least one of these sides struggle to break down the opposition defence. We will be taking No in the Both Teams To Score market, with the feeling being that there will be only one side to concede a goal during in this match.
1x2 Picks: Benfica wins
Handicap Picks: Benfica -1