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Benfica v Rio Ave Tips, Predictions and Odds

Benfica host Rio Ave in matchday 21 of the Primeira Liga on Monday 1st March, 7:00pm at Estádio da Luz. The hosts currently sit in 4th place in the table having drawn against Sporting Farense 0-0 last time out, while the visitors are in 9th after their 0-1 loss against FC Famalicao.

Read on for all of our free football predictions and betting tips for this fixture.
THE KICKOFF ALGORITHM’S WIN/DRAW/WIN BETTING TIP:
Benfica have a 65% chance of beating Rio Ave

PREDICTIONS & ODDS:

Benfica
0%
0.00
Draw
0%
0.00
Rio Ave
0%
0.00
Home/draw
0%
0.00
Home/away
0%
0.00
Away/draw
0%
0.00

WIN/DRAW/WIN KEY STATISTICS:

Benfica have won 65% of their last 20 home league games and Rio Ave have lost 25% of their last 20 away league games.

The last time Rio Ave won away in the league was 1 game ago against V. Guimaraes. The last time Benfica lost a home league game was 7 matches ago against Braga.

Benfica last kept a clean sheet at home in their last game, and have kept 8 clean sheets in their last 20 home games. Rio Ave last failed to score away in the league 2 games ago and have missed the net in 7 of their last 20 away league games.

Of the 13 league games Benfica has won at home, they scored first 11 times. Of the 5 away games Rio Ave has lost, they conceded first 5 times.

View KickOff's top win/draw/win tipsters here >
6
Benfica have not lost in 6 consecutive home league games
Benfica 4TH
20 league games
Home
6
Overall
Goals: Scored
38
Conceded
19
Games: Scored
17 / 20
Conceded
12 / 20
Clean sheets
8 / 20
Failed to score
3 / 20
Won
13
D
4
L
3
Goals: Scored
33
Conceded
17
Games: Scored
16 / 20
Conceded
12 / 20
Clean sheets
8 / 20
Failed to score
4 / 20
Won
11
Draw
6
L
3
Rio Ave 9TH
20 league games
Away
Overall
Goals: Scored
22
Conceded
18
Games: Scored
13 / 20
Conceded
13 / 20
Clean sheets
7 / 20
Failed to score
7 / 20
Won
9
Draw
6
Lost
5
Goals: Scored
16
Conceded
23
Games: Scored
10 / 20
Conceded
13 / 20
Clean sheets
7 / 20
Failed to score
10 / 20
Won
5
Draw
7
Lost
8
Primeira Liga table
Results by position & upcoming fixtures
LEAGUE TABLE + Win/Draw/Win
Won
Draw
Lost
Benfica
Won
Draw
Lost
Scores
Rio Ave
HOME AWAY TEAM PLD W D L GD PTS HOME AWAY
May 16
 
1-0
 S. Lisbon2017303254 
May 9
 
1-1
May 9
 
1-1
 Porto2013522344 
May 16
 
2-0
 
2-3
Mar 21
 Braga2014151743 
Apr 18
 
3-0
-
-
 Benfica H2011631639 
 
0-3
Mar 1
 
2-1
Apr 11
 P. Ferreira2011541138 
Apr 25
 
2-0
 
0-0
May 19
 V. Guimaraes20956432 
 
0-0
 
1-3
Apr 25
 
1-1
 Santa Clara20749-325 
 
1-2
May 12
 
2-0
 
1-1
 Moreirense20677-625 
 
2-0
Mar 14
Mar 1
 
0-3
 Rio Ave A20578-722 
-
-
 
2-0
Mar 7
 Belenenses20497-521 
Mar 21
 
0-0
 
1-1
May 12
 Nacional20569-721 
 
0-0
May 19
 
2-0
May 2
 Tondela206311-1321 
 
2-1
 
1-1
 
2-1
Apr 21
 Portimonense205411-819 
 
3-0
May 2
Apr 18
 
0-2
 Gil Vicente205411-1019 
Apr 3
 
2-0
 
3-2
 
0-0
 Sporting Farense204610-718 
Mar 7
 
0-1
Mar 14
 
3-0
 Boavista20398-1218 
 
0-0
Apr 11
 
2-0
 
1-5
 Famalicao204610-1418 
 
0-1
 
1-1
Apr 3
 
1-2
 Maratimo205213-1117 
 
1-3
Apr 21
Benfica v Rio Ave expected goals and 2020/21 Primeira Liga performance
Benfica
XG (expected goals)
Rio Ave
2.1
0.9
Attack rating
40%
better
BEF
RIO
+ view stats
Games scored16
+38%
10
Failed to score4
+60%
10
Scored first13
+62%
5
Goals scored33
+52%
16
Avg. scored1.7
+53%
0.8
Shots per game10.0
+40%
6.0
Shots per goal6.0
+25%
8.0
Conversion rate17%
17%
KickOff rating
+40%
Defence rating
22%
better
BEF
RIO
+ view stats
Games conceded12
+8%
13
Clean sheets8
+13%
7
Conceded first5
+55%
11
Goals conceded17
+26%
23
Avg. conceded0.9
+25%
1.2
Shots per game7.0
+13%
8.0
Shots per goal8.0
+13%
7.0
Conversion rate13%
+19%
16%
KickOff rating
+22%
Benfica
Average points per game
Rio Ave
2.0
1.1
THE KICKOFF ALGORITHM’S CORRECT SCORE BETTING TIP:
There is a 11% chance of the full time result being 2-0

PREDICTIONS & ODDS:

H 1-0
0%
0.00
D 0-0
0%
0.00
A 0-1
0%
0.00
H 2-0
0%
0.00
D 1-1
0%
0.00
A 0-2
0%
0.00
H 2-1
0%
0.00
D 2-2
0%
0.00
A 1-2
0%
0.00
H 3-0
0%
0.00
D 3-3
0%
0.00
A 0-3
0%
0.00
H 3-1
0%
0.00
D 4-4
0%
0.00
A 1-3
0%
0.00
H 3-2
0%
0.00
A 2-3
0%
0.00
H 4-0
0%
0.00
A 0-4
0%
0.00
H 4-1
0%
0.00
A 1-4
0%
0.00
H 4-2
0%
0.00
A 2-4
0%
0.00
H 4-3
0%
0.00
A 3-4
0%
0.00
H 5-0
0%
0.00
A 0-5
0%
0.00
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CORRECT SCORE KEY STATISTICS:

Benfica have scored 2 goals or more in 15 of their last 20 home games. Rio Ave have conceded at least 2 goals in 4 of their last 20 away games.

Benfica have conceded 1 goal or less in 16 of their last 20 home league games. Rio Ave have scored 1 goal or less in 14 of their last 20 away league games

View all of this weekend’s correct score predictions here >
13
Benfica have not conceded more than 1 goal for 13 consecutive league games
Benfica 4TH
20 league games
Home
Overall
13
BEF -2
or more
0 - 1
2 - 3
3 - 4
BEF -1
goal
0 - 0
0 - 0
1 - 1
1 - 1
x
2 - 1
2 - 1
2 - 1
2 - 1
3 - 2
3 - 2
BEF +1
goal
2 - 0
2 - 0
2 - 0
2 - 0
2 - 0
3 - 1
4 - 0
BEF +2
or more
3 - 0
BEF -2
or more
1 - 0
2 - 3
BEF -1
goal
0 - 0
0 - 0
1 - 1
1 - 1
1 - 1
1 - 1
x
2 - 1
2 - 1
1 - 2
3 - 2
BEF +1
goal
2 - 0
2 - 0
0 - 2
2 - 0
2 - 0
0 - 3
1 - 5
BEF +2
or more
Rio Ave 9TH
20 league games
Away
Overall
2 - 0
2 - 0
2 - 0
3 - 0
RIO -2
or more
1 - 0
RIO -1
goal
0 - 0
0 - 0
1 - 1
1 - 1
1 - 1
1 - 1
x
0 - 1
0 - 1
0 - 1
1 - 2
1 - 2
1 - 2
RIO +1
goal
0 - 2
1 - 3
0 - 4
RIO +2
or more
2 - 0
2 - 0
2 - 0
3 - 0
0 - 3
1 - 3
RIO -2
or more
0 - 1
1 - 2
RIO -1
goal
0 - 0
0 - 0
0 - 0
0 - 0
1 - 1
1 - 1
1 - 1
x
0 - 1
2 - 1
RIO +1
goal
2 - 0
3 - 0
1 - 3
RIO +2
or more
THE KICKOFF ALGORITHM’S BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE BETTING TIP:
There is a 51% chance of both teams to score in this match

PREDICTIONS & ODDS:

BTTS yes
0%
0.00
BTTS No
0%
0.00
BTTS + draw
0%
0.00
BTTS + away
0%
0.00
BTTS + home
0%
0.00

BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE KEY STATISTICS

55% of Benfica's last 20 home league games have ended with Both teams scoring. They won 7, drew 2 and lost 2 of those games.

40% of Rio Ave's last 20 away league games ended with both teams scoring, they won 4, drew 0 and lost 4 of those games.

The last time Benfica failed to score at home in the league was a 0-0 draw to V. Guimaraes in February this year.

The last time Rio Ave kept a clean sheet away in the league was in a 0-0 draw against Belenenses in November 2020.

View all of this weekend’s both teams to score predictions here >
6
Rio Ave have conceded in 6 consecutive away league games
Benfica 4TH
20 league games
Home
Overall
Goals: Scored
38
Conceded
19
Games: Scored
17 / 20
Conceded
12 / 20
Clean sheets
8 / 20
Failed to score
3 / 20
Yes
11
No
9
Goals: Scored
33
Conceded
17
Games: Scored
16 / 20
Conceded
12 / 20
Clean sheets
8 / 20
Failed to score
4 / 20
Yes
10
No
10
Rio Ave 9TH
20 league games
Away
6
Overall
Goals: Scored
22
Conceded
18
Games: Scored
13 / 20
Conceded
13 / 20
Clean sheets
7 / 20
Failed to score
7 / 20
Yes
8
No
12
Goals: Scored
16
Conceded
23
Games: Scored
10 / 20
Conceded
13 / 20
Clean sheets
7 / 20
Failed to score
10 / 20
Yes
7
No
13
THE KICKOFF ALGORITHM’S OVER/UNDER 2.5 GOALS BETTING TIP:
There is a 56% chance of this match having over 2.5 goals

PREDICTIONS & ODDS:

Over 2.5
0%
0.00
Under 2.5
0%
0.00

OVER/UNDER 2.5 GOALS KEY STATISTICS

Benfica's last 20 home league games have averaged 2.9 goals a game. Rio Ave's last 20 away league games have averaged 2 goals a game.

Benfica have scored on average at home in the league 1.9 goals a game and conceded on average 1 goal.

Rio Ave have scored on average away in the league 1.1 goals a game and conceded on average 0.9 goals

View all of this weekend’s over / under 2.5 goals predictions here >
9
There have been under 2.5 goals in 9 consecutive Benfica league games
13
Benfica have not conceded more than 1 goal for 13 consecutive league games
Benfica 4TH
20 league games
Home
Overall
9
Avg: Scored
1.9
Conceded
1
Games: Scored
17 / 20
Conceded
12 / 20
Clean sheets
8 / 20
Failed to score
3 / 20
Over
10
Under
10
Avg: Scored
1.7
Conceded
0.9
Games: Scored
16 / 20
Conceded
12 / 20
Clean sheets
8 / 20
Failed to score
4 / 20
Over
8
Under
12
Rio Ave 9TH
20 league games
Away
Overall
Avg: Scored
1.1
Conceded
0.9
Games: Scored
13 / 20
Conceded
13 / 20
Clean sheets
7 / 20
Failed to score
7 / 20
Over
6
Under
14
Avg: Scored
0.8
Conceded
1.2
Games: Scored
10 / 20
Conceded
13 / 20
Clean sheets
7 / 20
Failed to score
10 / 20
Over
7
Under
13
BENFICA v RIO AVE FIXTURE HISTORY:
Benfica have won 10 of the previous 12 stagings of the fixture

PREDICTIONS:

Leagues games at Benfica since 2015
Benfica
Rio Ave
Goals: Scored
16
4
Games: Scored
5 / 5
3 / 5
Clean sheets
2 / 5
0 / 5
BEF
5
All league games since 2015
Benfica
Rio Ave
Goals: Scored
27
8
Games: Scored
11 / 11
6 / 11
Clean sheets
5 / 11
0 / 11
BEF
10
D
1

LAST TIME OUT:
Benfica drew their last Primeira Liga match 0-0. Rio Ave lost their's 0-1.

LAST MATCH KEY STATISTICS

Sporting Farense 0-0 Benfica
Benfica's last match was in the Primeira Liga against Sporting Farense on Sunday 21st February. They drew the game 0-0.

Benfica's last starting line-up was:

 
GLK: Helton Leite
DEF: Gilberto, Nicolas Otamendi, Jan Vertonghen, Nuno Albertino Varela Tavares
MID: Rafa Silva, Gabriel Appelt
FWD: Adel Taarabt, Everton, Darwin Nunez, Haris Seferovic

In the Primeira Liga this season, this Benfica XI has played 177 matches and scored 20 goals.

This Primeira Liga line-up has 284 all-time Primeira Liga appearances and 83 goals.

Rio Ave 0-1 FC Famalicao
Rio Ave's last match was in the Primeira Liga against FC Famalicao on Sunday 21st February. They lost the game 0-1.

Rio Ave's last starting line-up was:

 
GLK: Pawel Kieszek
DEF: Nelson Monte, Toni Borevkovic, Aderllan Santos, Savio Antonio Alves
MID: Chico Geraldes, Pele, Filipe Augusto
FWD: Carlos Mane, Rafael Camacho, Gelson Dala

In the Primeira Liga this season, this Rio Ave XI has played 131 matches and scored 10 goals.

This Primeira Liga line-up has 447 all-time Primeira Liga appearances and 38 goals.

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