Sporting CP vs Rio Ave Prediction

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Sporting CP

1 : 1

Rio Ave

Rio Ave

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Sporting CP vs Rio Ave prediction for a Primeira Liga fixture on Friday, January 15th. League leaders Sporting will be confident of maintaining their winning form when they hos Rio Ave at the Estádio José Alvalade.

Please continue reading to discover our full match preview for the best betting tips online, h2h match facts and correct score predictions for Sporting CP vs Rio Ave.

Sporting CP vs Rio Ave Betting Tips

Despite a surprising loss to Maritimo in the Taca de Portugal, Sporting should be expected to continue their run of league wins when they take on a struggling Rio Ave.

4 points ahead of traditional rivals Porto and Benfica, Emanuel Ferro´s side have been remarkably consistent so far this season, and have now notched up 11 wins from 13 unbeaten fixtures completed.

At the Estadio Jose Alvalade, Sporting are exceptionally solid, unbeaten in their last 15 home league outings, winning 13 of those with clean sheets in 9 of those wins including 3 of the last 4. Sporting also won by more than 1 goal in 6 of those wins.

With Rio Ave coming into this contest having lost each of their last 3 away league outings, and failing to score in each of their last 4 on the road, a home win with a clean sheet seems highly likely here.

As such, I´ll be taking BTTS - NO at 1.7 odds with Rio Ave so blunt in recent matches, failing to score in 5 of their 7 most recent league contests.

While 5 of the last 6 meetings between these two sides have seen BTTS, Sporting seem to be a different animal this season, and I expect them to maintain their impressive form with another comfortable success here.

Sporting CP vs Rio Ave Correct Score Prediction

Sporting is so strong at home it´s hard to imagine a Rio Ave side without a goal in 4 away matches troubling the league leaders here. As such, I expect a comfortable and straight-forward 2:0 win for Sporting.

Main prediction Sporting CP - Rio Ave

Both Teams to Score - NO

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58% winrate

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2 wins in a row

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Sporting CP vs Rio Ave Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Rio Ave

    0 : 2

    Sporting CP

    Primeira Liga

  2. Sporting CP

    1 : 1

    Rio Ave

    Primeira Liga

  3. Rio Ave

    1 : 1

    Sporting CP

    Primeira Liga

  4. Sporting CP

    1 : 2

    Rio Ave

    Primeira Liga

  5. Sporting CP

    2 : 3

    Rio Ave

    Primeira Liga

Last matches of Sporting CP

  1. Sporting CP

    4 : 0

    Santa Clara

    Primeira Liga

  2. Portimonense S.C.

    2 : 3

    Sporting CP

    Primeira Liga

  3. Sporting CP

    4 : 1

    Gil Vicente

    Primeira Liga

  4. Boavista

    0 : 3

    Sporting CP

    Primeira Liga

  5. Porto

    1 : 0

    Sporting CP

    Taça De Portugal

Last matches of Rio Ave

  1. Rio Ave

    0 : 1

    Tondela

    Taça De Portugal

  2. Rio Ave

    1 : 1

    Belenenses

    Taça De Portugal

  3. Rio Ave

    2 : 1

    Olhanense

    Taça De Portugal

  4. Rio Ave

    4 : 0

    Boavista

    Taça De Portugal

  5. Vitória de Sernache

    1 : 3

    Rio Ave

    Taça De Portugal

Sporting CP vs Rio Ave Predicted Lineup

This is the predicted lineup, starting 11 and formations may change.

Sporting CP vs Rio Ave Predicted Lineup
1

Antonio Adán

72

Eduardo Quaresma

4

Sebastián Coates

26

Cristian Borja

24

Pedro Porro

17

João Mário

6

João Palhinha

20

Gonzalo Plata

28

Pedro Gonçalves

11

Nuno Santos

19

Tiago Tomás

1

Pawel Kieszek

25

Ivo Pinto

6

Toni Borevković

33

Aderllan Santos

17

Fábio Coentrão

8

Tarantini

16

Guga Rodrigues

21

Carlos Mané

11

Francisco Geraldes

24

Pedro Amaral

7

Gelson Dala