Rio Ave vs Academica 11/10/2014 Primera League Preview, Odds and Prediction
Academica vs Rio Ave
Monday 11th November 2014 20:00(GMT)
The Line: Rio Ave 4/5 Draw 12/5 Academica 7/2 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sport TV
Action from Portugal on Monday night will see Rio Ave play host to Academica. The home side Rio Ave with only two wins in their last five in all competitions. Playing in the Europa League for the first time has been an experience Rio Ave and the team have struggled a little with the demands of both. Diego Lopez is the key player for Rio Ave, playing in that withdrawn striker role as the center of a 4-2-3-1 the brazilian is top scorer with four goals from nine games although striker Koka has been a big impact player for Rio Ave with four goals in five appearances this season. Pedro Martins team will be looking to get a home win here but against one of the toughest defences in the Premiera League chances will be at a premium and must be taken when they arise.
Academica have a really solid defence and Paulo Sergio has built on this since his appointment in July. The defensive pair of Aderlan and Nascimento arrived in the summer but have been excellant thus far. The problem for Academica is scoring goals, with only seven goals in nine games that return just isnt good enough. Top scorer Rui Pedro has just two goals from midfield and none of the strikers have more than 1 goal this must improve if academica are to survive this season.
This looks a nailed on unders bet. All the stats read that way and sometimes when everything points to one thing we just have to go with that one thing. I am taking the unders here and I'm also going to take a bet on the 0-0. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo