A game between two teams fighting for similar goals, but at the level of potential, Guimarães is stronger. There was already a game between the two teams, Guimarães won 1-0 in a friendly game. The level of history between the two teams has a clear advantage of Guimarães. Both teams had reasonable results in the preseason.
Rio Ave hired a great coach, Carlos Carvalhal. It is to be expected a different Rio Ave and with other ideas. For me the strength of this team is their coach, Carlos Carvalhal has a track record in football where he has shown in every project that he has been inserted that he can do a great job at Rio Ave. One weak point is that some important players have left (Coentrão, Galeno, and Semedo). Last season, this team didn’t do well when they played at home. I consider Rio Ave’s home factor below average. If this team wants to strive for more ambitious goals they will have better results and better performances at their stadium.
Guimarães retained almost all players and hired more quality players. They have a stronger squad because they will be inserted in several competitions. They are a very strong team at home, but for away games, they have worse results and they have poor performances. This week’s game against Rio Ave will be their third game, so a tired Guimarães is expected for this game. Another setback is the case of Rochinha who cannot play. In my opinion, he is a very important player for the team. Because he is the best player in Guimarães to progress with the controlled ball and is very fast with and without the ball.
Due to the tiredness of the Guimarães team and beyond, I believe it will be a good opportunity for Rio Ave to win this game. I see value in this Handicap 0 for Rio Ave. You can place this bet at VIP-IBC if you register at the best betting software now!