Famalicão vs Rio Ave for the Portuguese Primeira Liga championship match on Friday at Municipal de Famalicão Stadium.
Next Friday, 16th August 2019, Famalicão and Rio Ave will face each other for a match for the 2nd round of the Primeira League (Portugal). The game has kick-off at 20:30 at the Famalicão Municipal Stadium (Vila Nova de Famalicão).
The hosts entered the championship on the right foot after beating Santa Clara in their first league game. However, they are discouraged by the defeat in the first final round of the Portuguese League Cup. The team is in a good start this season, recovering from that defeat.
The hosts have lost just two games in their last ten home games.
Famalicão has scored twelve times in the last five home matches.
The visitors have advanced to the next phase of the League Cup and are about to have their first match in the Premier League this season (Matchday 1 delayed against Vitória Guimarães).
Last year they finished in the seventh position. Their confidence is reasonable because of the victory in the previous game with Oliveirense.
The visitors had six wins in their last ten away games. They have scored in four of their five away games recently.
Clashes between the two teams
Never played against each other in the first league
The last friendly match was won by the hosts with a score of 2-1.
They tied for two other friendly at Rio Ave stadium.
Both teams scored in the three friendlies.
The hosts, with their full stadium and the support of their fans, already have a significant advantage. Rio Ave’s inconsistent form in away games will also help them try to collect all three points.
We can undoubtedly expect goals from both sides. Most likely the hosts will lead until the end of the game, snatching the visitors’ victory and send them home empty-handed.
But the safest bet seems both score YES.