Rio Ave vs Portimonense Betting Tip Under 2.5 – 08 January 2021

Goals at a premium when Rio Ave meet Portimonense

Luis Pedro / Rio Ave ©imago images / GlobalImagens 01/06/2021

Rio Ave vs Portimonense
08 January 1900hrs
Football – Portugal – Primeira Liga
Pick Under 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Comeon
Odds: 1.54 odds taken 0053 GMT, Friday 08 January

Friday sees action from the Portuguese top flight with Rio Ave playing host to Portimonense as the betting tips continue at the Estádio do Rio Ave Futebol Clube.

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Rio Ave Preview – Can Rio Ave click into gear?

Following last season’s successful campaign which resulted in a commendable 5th place finish in Primeira Liga, it’s been a dramatic fall from grace for Friday night’s hosts, Rio Ave, who currently find themselves fighting against relegation, sitting third from bottom in the Portuguese top flight.

Rio Ave are without a win from their last six matches overall which includes four defeats against Gil Vicente, Sporting Braga, Maritimo and Pacos Ferreira while also failing to score in five of these last six matches as well.

This season has seen Rio Ave pick up just the one win at home so far this term which came in the form of a 2-0 win over Moreirense but the straight win market looks fraught with danger on the hosts; instead, three of Rio Ave’s five home matches have resulted in under 2.5 goals.

Our betting suggestion:
Both teams to score

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(odds taken 0053 GMT, Friday 08 January



Portimonense Preview – Can Portimonense pull away?

A 2-0 home win against Farense saw Portimonense lift themselves out of the relegation zone of the Primeira Liga and into fourth from bottom spot as they’re out of the bottom three on goal difference but face a tough challenge in this relegation ‘six-pointer’ against Rio Ave on Friday night.

Portimonense have picked up just three league wins so far though in this campaign, two of which have been achieved on home turf at their Estádio Municipal de Portimão, while a poor away record of 1-0-5 4/9 includes a solitary win on the road at Maritimo.

Three of Portimonense’s six away matches this season have resulted in under 2.5 goals while the visitors have collected just two away wins out of their last 22 matches, so the prospects of an away win also seem slim here.


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Key Facts – Rio Ave vs Portimonense Tip

  • 3 of Rio Ave’s 5 home matches have resulted in under 2.5 goals
  • 3 of Portimonense’s 6 away matches have resulted in under 2.5 goals
  • 3 of the last 4 meetings have seen under 2.5 goals


This looks like being a tight, hard fought battle here with very few goals.

The best betting odds for Rio Ave vs Portimonense

Rio Ave to win: 2.15 at Comeon
Draw: 2.95 at Comeon
Portimonense to win: 4.00 at Comeon