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Benfica VS Rio Ave

Benfica vs Rio Ave

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Rio Ave

Benfica and Rio Ave face at Estádio do Sport Lisboa and Benfica (da Luz), in a match for this stage of the Taça de Portugal (Quarter‑finals). The head‑to‑head history at this stadium, favours the home team, since in the last 6 head‑to‑heads they won 6. Accordingly, in the last head‑to‑head played at this stadium, for the Primeira Liga, on 02‑11‑2019, Benfica won by (2‑0). Rúben Dias (31' ) and Pizzi (51' ) scored the goals of the match for Benfica. Rio Ave registers significant differences between home and away results, so special attention is due to the home/away factor.

Analysis of Benfica

The home team comes to this stage of the Taça de Portugal (Quarter‑finals) after having played in the previous rounds against: Sporting Braga, Vizela and Cova Piedade. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in away matches; against 12 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses at their stadium. In their last match, for the Primeira Liga, they got a home win against Desportivo Aves by (2‑1). In the last 10 home matches Benfica has won 9 and tied 1. Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 6 times, but have turned the score around in 4.

Benfica heads into this match motivated after a 2-1 win against Aves, thus adding the second consecutive victory, both counting for the Portuguese championship: the goals of the team were signed by André Almeida and Pizzi. In previous rounds of the Portuguese Cup, the home team eliminated Cova Piedade, Vizela and Braga. In this match against Rio Ave, coach Bruno Lage is expected to favor the maintenance of the ball and paused attacks.  In addition, it will be visible that Benfica will uses the flanks to create danger to his "enemy": Franco Cervi is a very fast and expert player in the transport of the ball. Out of this game is Rafa Silva due to physical problems.

Confirmed Lineup: I. Zlobin, Tomas Tavares, Francisco Ferreira, Rúben Dias, Álex Grimaldo, J. Weigl, A. Taarabt, Chiquinho, F. Cervi, Pizzi, Carlos Vinícius.

Analysis of Rio Ave

The away team comes to this stage of the Taça de Portugal (Quarter‑finals) after havinf played in the previous rounds against: Marinhense, Alverca and Condeixa. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 17 goals scored and 14 conceded; against 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 22 goals scored and 15 conceded. In their last match, for the Primeira Liga, they got an away win against Santa Clara by (0‑1). In the last 10 away matches Rio Ave has won 5, tied 3 and lost 2. In 12 matches, they have conceded the first goal 5 times and have never been able to turn the score around.

Rio Ave comes for this match after a 0-1 win away at home against Santa Clara, returning to triumphs after two straight defeats without winning in official matches: the only goal of the team was signed by Lucas Piazón. To reach this stage of the Portuguese Cup, the visitors beat Condeixa, Alverca and Marinhense. Coach Carlos Carvalhal should keep the 4-3-3, used in the last match, being Diego Lopes, Nuno Santos and Mehdi Taremi the offensive references of the visiting team: the first athlete mentioned is Rio Ave's top scorer with 7 goals scored. Absences for this game: Jambor and Cassama, both injured.

Confirmed Lineup: Paulo Vitor, Diogo Figueiras, Aderllan Santos, Matheus Reis, T. Borevković, Tarantini, Filipe Augusto, Diego Lopes, Lucas Piazon, M. Taremi, Nuno Santos.
Coach: Carlos Carvalhal.

Betting suggestion:

This will be a match that has a lot of inclination to be open and with numerous scoring opportunities in both goals. When playing at home, Benfica are a dangerous team and in this game should do score some goals. Rio Ave is competent at the offensive level, with defense-attack transitions being the team's greatest strength. Note that 4 of the last 5 club matches have ended with goals in both goals. Having said that and given all these details, risking in favor of the market "Both teams score - Yes" is a good option.
NOTE: Statistical values limited to the matches in our database.

Match Odds 70 Place your bet
Benfica 98%
The Draw 1%
Rio Ave 1%
Over/Under 2.5 goals 24 Place your bet
Under 2.5 Goals 8%
Over 2.5 Goals 92%
Half Time 29 Place your bet
Rio Ave 3%
The Draw 12%
Benfica 84%
Over/Under 1.5 Goals 12 Place your bet
Under 1.5 Goals 0%
Over 1.5 Goals 100%
Over/Under 3.5 Goals 10 Place your bet
Over 3.5 Goals 80%
Under 3.5 Goals 20%
Over/Under 4.5 Goals 8 Place your bet
Over 4.5 Goals 63%
Under 4.5 Goals 38%
Over/Under 0.5 Goals 4 Place your bet
Under 0.5 Goals 0%
Over 0.5 Goals 100%
Over/Under 5.5 Goals 4 Place your bet
Over 5.5 Goals 75%
Under 5.5 Goals 25%
Over/Under 6.5 Goals 2 Place your bet
Over 6.5 Goals 100%
Under 6.5 Goals 0%
Both teams to Score? 15 Place your bet
Yes 73%
No 27%
Half With Most Goals 2 Place your bet
2nd Half 50%
Tie 0%
1st Half 50%
First Half Goals 1.5 8 Place your bet
Under 1.5 Goals 25%
Over 1.5 Goals 75%
Note: On the graphics, the lay Tips were converted to Back on the other choices of that market.

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Taça de Portugal - 2019/2020

  • 98% 161 / 165 Games

  • Home team wins 54.66%
  • Draws 0%
  • Away team wins 45.34%
  • Over 1.5 68.32%
  • Over 2.5 48.45%
  • Over 3.5 32.92%
  • Goals 425
  • Goals /match 2.64
  • Goals /match home 1.32
  • Goals /match away 1.32
  • Both teams score 38.51%
  • Goals after 80' 3.76%
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