Match Preview: Maritimo 0-0 Rio Ave Predictions and Betting Tips, Primeira Liga

Tips & Predictions For Today, July 13, 2020.

League: PORTUGAL: Primeira Liga – Round 32
Match: 19:00 Maritimo – Rio Ave
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.38
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 0:0 LOST

Match Preview

  • Maritímo have climbed from Primeira Liga (LPFP) relegation scramble to mid-table security with four wins from their last five (L1). Three straight matches have been won ‘to nil’, and this is true of seven of their nine LPFP wins this season as well – including the reverse fixture (1-0).
  • At home, they’ve won three of their last five (D1, L1), scoring 2+ goals in each win. However, they have netted just 1.4 goals on average per home league game this season, although they have failed to score just once here this LPFP campaign.
  • Rio Ave are gunning for a European spot, and have gone all out in recent matches, not recording a draw in seven LPFP fixtures (W4, L3). Remarkably, all seven matches were decided by a one-goal margin. Furthermore, five total goals across those games were scored in or after the 80th minute.
  • On the road, Rio Ave have lost just one of their last nine LPFP road trips (W6, D2), and overall this season, just the two top sides have won more points away from home (W8, D3, L4). A solid foundation of just 0.87 goals conceded per away match has been key. Indeed, they’ve lost four of the six LPFP away matches in which they conceded first (W1, D1).
  • Players to watch: Rodrigo Pinho (MAR) has four goals across his last six LPFP matches – three came during the second half. Even better, Mehdi Taremi (RIO) has six goals across his last six PL matches – five were struck before HT, and four via the penalty spot.
  • Stat attack: Maritímo have salvaged just one point from ten matches when losing at HT.
  • Three of Maritímo’s four home defeats came by a one-goal margin.
  • Rio Ave’s last seven LPFP matches have featured 1.0 red cards on average.
  • Rio Ave have won 60% of the away games in which they began as favourites this LPFP campaign.
Head-to-head matches: MARITIMO – RIO AVE
05.01.20 PL Rio Ave Maritimo 0 : 1
28.01.19 PL Maritimo Rio Ave 0 : 2
19.08.18 PL Rio Ave Maritimo 3 : 1
10.02.18 PL Rio Ave Maritimo 3 : 0
09.09.17 PL Maritimo Rio Ave 1 : 0