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Rio Ave v Benfica : Liga NOS match betting preview, prediction and odds

Estadio Dos Arcos, Vila do Conde

Roger Schmidt pays counterpart Luís Carlos Batalha Freire a visit on Friday night in the Liga NOS, as their Benfica and Rio Ave sides face each other at the Estadio Dos Arcos. All of the important stats for the tie, including head-to-heads, predictions and odds from the UK's biggest bookmakers across 17 of the biggest betting markets are covered in this in-depth preview. It's all brought together specifically to help you make a smart bet.

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The last Portuguese Liga NOS meeting between Rio Ave and Benfica was on Friday 17th May 2024
Portuguese Liga NOS
May 17th 2024
Rio Ave 1
1 Benfica
 
J. da Costa 90'32' O. Kökçü
 
RIO
BEF
Shots On
1
10
Shots Off
8
8
Corners
2
8
Possession
46%
54%
Fouls
8
8
Yellow/red cards
4/0
2/0
 
Rio AveBenfica
 
C. Miszta
P. Sá de Oliveira
R. Pantalon
A. de Jesus Santos
J. da Costafootball icon
J. Salazar da Graça (F. Costa Conceição 46')
A. Oudrhiri Idrissi (V. Gomes da Silva 75')
M. Tanlongo (A. Perruchet Silva 46')
A. Alves Monteiro (J. Figueiredo Fernandes 20')
E. Boateng
M. Vrousai (U. Embaló 68')
S. Jumpe Soares
F. Rodrigues
(G. Prestianni Gross 87') ?. Fernández
N. Otamendi
F. Morris Luís
F. Aursnes
(J. Bernat Velasco 87') football iconO. Kökçü
J. Gonçalves Neves
J. Naval da Costa Eduardo
(T. Antunes Gouveia 63') B. Rollheiser
(G. Pereira De Sousa 75') C. Tengstedt
Best Tip: Over 1.5 goals

We are making over 1.5 goals our best tip on this fixture, meaning that the teams will score 2 goals or more between them during 90 mins. Both Rio Ave and Benfica's latest form stats suggest it's likely, while their head-to-head (H2H) record is pointing in the same direction too. The bookies make it the most probable outcome in this market too, available at 1.17.

In-Play
Win / Draw / Win
Over / Under 1.5 Goals
Over / Under 2.5 Goals
Over / Under 3.5 Goals
Win To Nil
Both Teams To Score
Correct Score
Both Teams To Score & Result
Double Chance
Half Time / Full Time
Over / Under 0.5 Goals
Over / Under 4.5 Goals
Over / Under 5.5 Goals
Draw No Bet
Team To Score First
An away win looks like the most likely outcome in the win/draw/win market, with our predictive algorithm suggesting there’s a 46% chance of Benfica coming away with a win.
Change odds
Predictions Add Bet365 Coral
Rio Ave
30%
11/2
13%
6/1
7%
Draw
24%
17/4
5%
17/4
9%
Benfica
46%
4/11
2%
2/5
5%
Draw 1-1
11%
10/117/2
Benfica 2-1
9%
15/213/2
6%
Benfica 1-0
9%
10/1
29%
17/2
36%
Rio Ave 2-1
7%
20/116/1
11%
Benfica 2-0
7%
8/1
29%
7/1
23%
Rio Ave 1-0
7%
22/1
10%
18/1
12%
Draw 2-2
6%
16/1
19%
12/1
24%
Draw 0-0
5%
22/1
35%
16/1
31%
Benfica 3-1
5%
9/1
9%
8/1
10%
Rio Ave 2-0
4%
40/128/1
15%
Benfica 3-0
4%
9/1
11%
17/2
12%
Benfica 3-2
3%
18/1
17%
14/1
21%
Rio Ave 3-1
3%
40/1
20%
28/1
29%
Rio Ave 3-2
3%
40/128/1
29%
Benfica 4-1
2%
14/1
12%
12/1
13%
Over 2.5 Goals
56%
2/5
9%
-
Under 2.5 Goals
44%
15/8
20%
-
Home 1st Goal
46%
5/2
13%
-
Away 1st Goal
51%
2/7
3%
-
No 1st Goal
3%
20/1
24%
-
BTTS - Yes
58%
8/13
15%
3/5
16%
BTTS - No
42%
6/5
15%
5/4
25%
BTTS - Home Win
16%
9/1
23%
8/1
31%
BTTS - Draw
19%
5/1
14%
19/4
12%
BTTS - Away Win
23%
6/4
13%
7/5
17%
Home/draw
54%
2/1
8%
19/10
9%
Away/draw
70%
1/9
1%
1/10
2%
Home/away
76%
1/6
3%
2/13
Over 1.5 Goals
79%
1/9
5%
-
Under 1.5 Goals
21%
11/2
30%
-
Over 3.5 Goals
33%
1/1
11%
-
Under 3.5 Goals
67%
8/11
10%
-
Over 4.5 Goals
17%
12/5
19%
-
Under 4.5 Goals
83%
3/10
9%
-
Over 5.5 Goals
8%
5/1
25%
-
Under 5.5 Goals
92%
1/8
4%
-
Over 0.5 Goals
95%
1/66
1%
-
Under 0.5 Goals
5%
20/1
24%
-
Home DNB
47%
9/2
8%
17/4
19%
Away DNB
63%
1/7
2%
2/15
2%
Rio Ave win to nil
14%
14/1-
Benfica win to nil
22%
13/8
16%
-
Rio Ave / Rio Ave
8%
11/1
20%
17/2
21%
Rio Ave / Benfica
5%
16/114/1
21%
Rio Ave / Draw
5%
18/114/1
21%
Draw / Rio Ave
5%
16/112/1
13%
Draw / Benfica
19%
10/3
8%
10/3
3%
Draw / Draw
10%
15/2
6%
7/1
7%
Benfica / Rio Ave
2%
40/128/1
37%
Benfica / Benfica
41%
1/1
3%
19/20
2%
Benfica / Draw
5%
16/114/1
12%
bet365
Win / draw / win Liga NOS table

Rio Ave have played 33 matches so far this season and are in 10th position in the league.

Performance against teams above them in the league

17 of those games have come against teams above them in the table. They have lost 8 games, drawn 8 and won 1. Rio Ave have conceded 30 goals, scored 17, failed to score in 6 matches and kept 3 clean sheets.

Home league performance

Rio Ave have played 16 games at home, winning 6, drawing 7 and losing 3 fixtures. They have scored 24 goals, conceded 19 goals, kept 6 clean sheets and failed to score 2 times in home league games.

Benfica lay in 2nd place on 79 points in the Liga NOS league table having played 33 matches.

Performance against teams below them in the league

They have played 31 games against teams below them in the table, winning 24, drawing 4 and losing 3 games. They have scored 73 goals and kept 16 clean sheets against lower placed opposition. Benfica have conceded 24 goals and have failed to score in 3 matches.

Away league performance

Benfica have played 16 away games, winning 10, drawing 2 and losing 4 games. They have scored an average of 1.8 goals per away game and conceded an average 1.3 goals per away game.

Rio Ave
Won
Draw
Lost
Scores
Benfica
HOME AWAY TEAM PLD W D L GD PTS HOME AWAY
d
 
3-3F
l
 
2-0A
 S. Lisbon3429326790 
w
 
2-1A
l
 
2-1A
d
 
1-1A
l
 
4-1F
 Benfica Away3425544980 
-
-
l
 
1-2F
d
 
0-00-0
 Porto3422663672 
w
 
1-0F
l
 
5-0A
d
 
0-00-0
l
 
2-1F
 Braga3421582168 
w
 
3-1A
w
 
0-1F
w
 
2-1F
l
 
1-0A
 V. Guimaraes3419691463 
w
 
4-0F
d
 
2-2A
l
 
0-4A
d
 
0-00-0
 Moreirense3416711155 
w
 
3-0F
d
 
0-00-0
d
 
1-1F
d
 
2-2F
 Arouca3413714446 
w
 
5-0F
w
 
0-3F
d
 
1-1A
l
 
2-1F
 Famalicao34101212-442 
w
 
3-0F
l
 
2-0A
w
 
1-0F
d
 
1-1A
 Casa Pia3410816-1238 
d
 
1-1F
w
 
0-1F
l
 
3-4A
d
 
1-1A
 Sporting Farense3410717-537 
d
 
1-1A
w
 
1-3F
-
-
 Rio Ave Home346199-537 
w
 
4-1A
d
 
1-1F
w
 
3-0F
d
 
1-1F
 Gil Vicente349916-1036 
w
 
3-0F
w
 
2-3F
d
 
1-1F
l
 
2-0A
 Estoril349619-933 
w
 
3-1F
w
 
0-1F
d
 
1-1F
d
 
2-2F
 Estrela Amadora3471215-2033 
w
 
2-0F
w
 
1-4A
w
 
2-0F
d
 
0-00-0
 Boavista3471116-2332 
w
 
2-0F
l
 
3-2F
w
 
2-0F
d
 
2-2F
 Portimonense348818-3332 
w
 
4-0F
w
 
1-3F
d
 
1-1A
d
 
1-1F
 Vizela3451118-3026 
w
 
6-1F
w
 
1-2F
w
 
2-0F
d
 
0-00-0
 Chaves345821-4123 
w
 
1-0F
w
 
0-2F
Win / draw / win form
11
Rio Ave have not lost in 11 consecutive league games
Rio Ave 11TH
20 league games
Home
Overall
11
Goals: Scored
28
Conceded
23
Games: Scored
17 / 20
Conceded
13 / 20
Clean sheets
7 / 20
Failed to score
3 / 20
Won
7
Draw
9
L
4
Goals: Scored
22
Conceded
20
Games: Scored
14 / 20
Conceded
12 / 20
Clean sheets
8 / 20
Failed to score
6 / 20
W
4
Draw
13
L
3
Benfica 2ND
20 league games
Away
Overall
Goals: Scored
37
Conceded
24
Games: Scored
16 / 20
Conceded
13 / 20
Clean sheets
7 / 20
Failed to score
4 / 20
Won
12
D
3
Lost
5
Goals: Scored
52
Conceded
17
Games: Scored
18 / 20
Conceded
10 / 20
Clean sheets
10 / 20
Failed to score
2 / 20
Won
16
D
1
L
3
Win / draw / win head to head (H2H)
10
Benfica have beaten Rio Ave in 10 consecutive league meetings
15
Benfica have not lost to Rio Ave in 15 consecutive league meetings
League games at Rio Ave since 2016
Rio Ave
Benfica
Goals: Scored
4
12
Games: Scored
3 / 7
7 / 7
Clean sheets
0 / 7
4 / 7
D
1
BEF
6
All league games since 2015
Rio Ave
Benfica
Goals: Scored
11
38
Games: Scored
8 / 15
15 / 15
Clean sheets
0 / 15
7 / 15
D
1
BEF
14
Goal Statistics

Benfica's fans will be hoping for goals on Friday night, not least because Rio Ave have conceded in each of their last 5 Liga NOS outings. A PG of 1.6 for Roger Schmidt's side suggests that run should continue.

Rio Ave 11th Benfica 2nd
Kickoff prediction
Kickoff prediction
1.3
goals
1.6
goals
Scoring probability
Scoring probability
0
28%
1
36%
2
23%
3
10%
4+
There is a 64% probability that Rio Ave will score no more than 1 goal
0
20%
1
32%
2
26%
3
14%
4+
8%
There is a 80% probability that Benfica will score 1 or more goals
 
20 home / away league games
20 home / away league games
+6
Rio Ave’s goalscoring at home has been inline with predictions
+5
Benfica’s goalscoring when away has been inline with predictions
1.4
average goals scored
1.9
average goals scored
1.2
conceded
1.2
conceded
 
Statistics Liga NOS - 2023/2024 Season
https://api.kickoff.co.uk/v1/fixture/264935/accaPanel/formStats/marketCode/FULL
Rio Ave
PG (predicted goals)
Benfica
1.3
1.6
Attack rating
RIO
BEF
33%
better
view stats
Games scored25
31
Failed to score9
3
Scored first19
24
Goals scored38
77
Avg. goals scored1.1
2.3
Avg. shots per game8
13
Avg. shots per goal7
6
Conversion rate13%
17%
KickOff rating
+33%
Defence rating
RIO
BEF
24%
better
view stats
Games conceded24
18
Clean sheets10
16
Conceded first10
9
Goals conceded43
28
Avg. goals conceded1.3
0.8
Avg. shots/game conceded10
8
Avg. shots/goal conceded8
10
Conversion rate12%
10%
KickOff rating
+24%

Rio Ave v Benfica Liga NOS lLine ups will show here when available.

Rio Ave Liga NOS squad statistics 2023/2024
Overall
Attack
Defence
Most startsMost goalsMost assistsMost cards
347510
CostinhaE BoatengCostinhaJ Graça
Line-upAppserancesgoalsAssistscards
C Miszta GLK1
-
R Pantalon DEF191
6
-
A Santos DEF323
7
-
P William DEF20
5
-
Costinha MID3435
4
-
J Graça MID28
10
-
M Tanlongo MID121
5
-
Amine MID281
7
-
M Vrousai  MID141
-
Ukra FWD6
1
-
E Boateng FWD2772
8
-
Subs
Jhonatan GLK26
4
-
H Sá DEF41
-
M Nóbrega DEF211
8
-
V Gomes MID17
3
-
U Embaló MID1411
1
-
Joca  MID2842
2
-
A Silva MID9
2
-
Z Manuel FWD242
2
-
F Ronaldo FWD3413
3
-
Benfica Liga NOS squad statistics 2023/2024
Overall
Attack
Defence
Most startsMost goalsMost assistsMost cards
317810
F AursnesO KökcüO KökcüN Otamendi
Line-upAppserancesgoalsAssistscards
S Soares GLK5
-
F Aursnes DEF3327
2
-
N Otamendi DEF3121
10
-
Morato DEF211
2
-
Álvaro Fernandez DEF1111
1
-
J Neves MID3331
3
-
Florentino MID30
8
-
J Mário MID3131
4
-
O Kökcü MID2778
6
-
B Rollheiser MID91
1
-
C Tengstedt FWD1742
2
-
Subs
L Kokubo GLK
-
A Trubin GLK28
1
-
J Bernat DEF2
-
D. Spencer Marques DEF1
-
A Silva DEF302
6
-
G Prestianni FWD2
-
T Gouveia FWD1323
1
-
J. Seno Luis Rêgo FWD1
-
G. Pereira De Sousa FWD1
-
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