This will be the last round of Portugal – Primeira Liga. We already know the champions of the 19/20 season but it is still not certain who will be the last team to be relegated and will take the 5th place to participate in the Europa League playoffs. On that note, we have a crucial match-up. The 11th placed Boavista are going to host the 6th placed Rio Ave this Saturday. While the season is basically over for Boavista who have no remaining goals, Rio Ave will be fighting to take all 3 points and waiting for Famalicao to stumble. Let’s analyze deeper.
Having won 10 times, drawn 9 times, and lost 14 times, Boavista have gathered 39 points so far. They are one of the worst attacking teams with 28 goals scored in 33 rounds. After the season re-started, they had their ups and downs. After the hiatus, they have won only 3 times, drawn once, and lost 5 times. They have failed to win in the last 4 rounds as well. They will lack motivation to snap this negative streak because they have simply no remaining goals.
On the other side, we have Rio Ave who have won 14 times, drawn 10 times, and lost 9 times this season. They are currently trailing the 5th placed Famalicao by only 1 point. The 5th placed team on the table will be participating in the Europa League playoffs. This game is of high importance for the visitors and I’m expecting them to defeat their opponent and wait for Famalicao to lose points. After the leagues restarted, they have won 4 times, drawn, twice, and lost 3 times. Before the coronavirus break, they were actually on a remarkable run where they were undefeated for 9 consecutive rounds. I believe that they deserve to be in the Europa League playoffs.
In conclusion, while Rio Ave have so much to lose, this is just an example of a fixture we call “dead rubber” for Boavista. Therefore, I’m inclined to support the visitors this time. If you are looking for the highest odds for this game, register for the best betting software. Good luck!