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Rio Ave Estoril betting prediction

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This game has a great tendency to be open and with several moves of danger, since the teams have great quality in the counterattack. In addition, we expect the home team to dominate and hold the best chances to score goals, since it has a superior squad, however, Estoril is going through a good moment of the season, and for this reason, it should create several chances of goals. That said, all the conditions are met for the "Over 2 Goals" to win.
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Rio Ave and Estoril meet at Estádio do Rio Ave Futebol Clube, in a match for this stage of the Taça de Portugal (8th Finals). At this stadium, the head‑to‑head history indicates total balance between these two teams, since there is a record of 2 wins for each team in the last 4 matches. However, the last time these teams met at this stadium was on 30‑03‑2018, in a match for the Primeira Liga, Rio Ave won by (2‑0). The goals of the match were scored by Pelé (12' ) and Chico Geraldes (39' ) for Rio Ave.

Analysis Rio Ave

The home team comes to this stage of the Taça de Portugal (8th Finals) after having eliminated: Famalicão and Monção. In their last match, for the Primeira Liga, they got a home win against Portimonense by (3‑0). In the last 10 home matches Rio Ave has won 4, tied 3 and lost 3. They have conceded the first goal in 6 of their 15 matches, and have never been able to turn the score around.

Rio Ave comes to this match with a 3-0 home win over Portimonense, putting an end to the three consecutive losses in official matches: the team's goals were signed by Pelé, Carlos Mané and Ryotaro Meshino. In the previous qualifiers of the Portuguese Cup, the Vila-Condenses beat Monção and Famalicão. Now, in this game against Estoril, coach Pedro Cunha should act in the usual tactical system, the 4-3-3, privileging the maintenance of ball possession and the organized attacks. Ryotaro Meshino is the star of this team, with 3 goals scored in official matches. For this game the coach cannot count on Filipe Augusto, Júnio Rocha and Nikola Jambor, all injured, as well as Diego Lopes, this one in quarantine.

Confirmed Lineup: Nélson Monte, Toni Borevković, Fábio Coentrão, Ivo Pinto, Francisco Geraldes, Diogo Teixeira, Carlos Mané, Ryotaro Meshino, André Pereira.

Analysis Estoril

The away team comes to this stage of the Taça de Portugal (8th Finals) after havinf played in the previous rounds against: Boavista, Lusitano GC Évora and Sertanense. In their last match, for the Segunda Liga, they got an away win against Chaves by (0‑2). In the last 10 away matches Estoril has won 8 and lost 2. Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches. This is a team that likes to score first. They have opened up the score in 11 of the last 13 matches, they have reached half‑time in front in 7 of those 11 matches and have held on to the lead until the end of the 90' in 9 of them.

Estoril arrives for this clash with a 0-2 victory at Chaves, in a game counting for the Portuguese second division: the goals of the team were signed by Miguel Crespo and Bruno Lourenço. In the previous rounds of the Portuguese Cup, the Estorilistas beat Sertanense, Lusitano GC Évora and Boavista. In this match against Rio Ave, coach Miguel Cardoso should act with a defensive strategy, looking only for the counterattack in order to exploit the enemy's back. Forward Yakubu Aziz is Estoril's top scorer in official matches, with 8 goals scored. For this game, the visiting coach can count on all players.

Confirmed Lineup: Thiago, Marcos Valente, Hugo Gomes, Joãozinho, Carles Soria, Miguel Crespo, Jean Thierry Lazare Amani, Gamboa, Murilo Freitas, Abdul-Aziz Yakubu.
Coach: Bruno Pinheiro.

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Frequently asked questions

👉 Which is the recommended bet for the Rio Ave Estoril match?

The tip and bet suggestion for the Rio Ave vs Estoril match, on 12 January 2021, of the preview written by the editors of Betting Academy Philippines, goes to: Handicap, Over 2 goals ⇒ odd 1.70 at bet365.

👉 In which stadium will the Rio Ave Estoril be played?

The Rio Ave vs Estoril on 12 January 2021 will be played at Vila do Conde, Estádio do Rio Ave Futebol Clube.

👉 Which is the most voted bet for this match?

The most voted bet by tipsters at Betting Academy Philippines, for the Rio Ave Estoril match, on the "match odds" market, was a win by Rio Ave at with 79% of the tips.


Taça de Portugal - 2020/2021

  • 100% 166 / 166 Games

  • Home team wins 42.77%
  • Draws 2.41%
  • Away team wins 54.82%
  • Over 1.5 76.51%
  • Over 2.5 51.81%
  • Over 3.5 27.71%
  • Goals 454
  • Goals /match 2.73
  • Goals /match home 1.21
  • Goals /match away 1.52
  • Both teams score 42.17%
  • Goals after 80' 9.03%
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