Boavista vs Rio Ave prediction, odds & betting tips – 30/03/2024

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Portugal Primeira Liga - Estadio do Bessa XXI

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Boavista Futebol Clube hosted Sporting de Braga – Photo by Icon Sport

It's time for our Portuguese league predictions ahead of Boavista vs Rio Ave on Saturday.

The hosts sit three points and five places above Rio Ave in the Primeira Liga table but we're expecting a close and competitive 90 minutes between the pair this weekend.

Boavista vs Rio Ave predictions: Possible draw on the cards

Boavista vs Rio Ave Predictions
Our pick

🔥 Hot Tip

Both Teams to Score

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Boavista 2-2 Rio Ave

⬆️ Total Goals prediction

Over 2.5 Goals

Key Stats

  • Both teams have scored the last two times Boavista have played host to Rio Ave, while four of the host's and three of the visitor's last six outings have also produced goals at both ends of the pitch.
  • Boavista have conceded at least two goals in three of their last five matches, while each of Rio Ave's last four outings have ended in stalemates.
  • At least three goals have been scored in three of the last five meetings between Boavista and Rio Ave in all competitions, while four of the host's last six matches have witnessed over 2.5 goals.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Boavista the slight favourite

  • HOME: 7/4 (2.75) – 36.4%
  • DRAW: 11/5 (3.20) – 31.3%
  • AWAY: 9/5 (2.80) – 35.7%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Boavista are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 36.4%, but this game feels like it could go either way.

The hosts have won two, drawn one and lost three of their last six outings in the Primeira Liga, going down 6-1 at Sporting last time out. Rio Ave have picked up one win, four draws and one defeat from their last six fixtures, drawing 1-1 with Farense in their last league game.

For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Anytime Goalscorer market. Emmanuel Boateng is the favourite to score in this game at 12/5 (3.40) which has a probability of 29.4%, but if you want to back a Boavista player to score then Robert Bozenik is your man at 13/5 (3.60) with a probability of 27.8%.

Last five H2Hs: History favours Rio Ave

Portugal Primeira Liga 05/11/23

Rio Ave

Rio Ave

2
Boavista

Boavista

0

Portugal Primeira Liga 22/04/23

Boavista

Boavista

3
Rio Ave

Rio Ave

2

Portugal Primeira Liga 06/11/22

Rio Ave

Rio Ave

1
Boavista

Boavista

0

Portugal Cup 17/10/21

Rio Ave

Rio Ave

4
Boavista

Boavista

0

Portugal Primeira Liga 10/04/21

Boavista

Boavista

3
Rio Ave

Rio Ave

3

Rio Ave have a good record against Boavista with 16 wins, eight draws and just nine defeats from the pair's last 33 encounters, beating Boavista 2-0 in the pair's November reverse league fixture.

Team news and form guide

Boavista: Hoping to bounce back

Cesar remains sidelined for the hosts and isn't expected back until mid-April, but we still expect Boavista to make changes to the side that lost heavily at Sporting last time out.

Predicted lineup: Gonçalves (GK), Ferreira, Camará, Awaziem, Onyemaechi, Malheiro, Pérez, Makouta, Reisinho, Agra & Boženík

Portugal Primeira Liga 18/05/24

D

Vizela

Vizela

2

Boavista

Boavista

2

Portugal Primeira Liga 12/05/24

L

FC Porto

FC Porto

2

Boavista

Boavista

1

Portugal Primeira Liga 04/05/24

D

Gil Vicente

Gil Vicente

1

Boavista

Boavista

1

Portugal Primeira Liga 27/04/24

L

Guimaraes

Guimaraes

1

Boavista

Boavista

0

Portugal Primeira Liga 20/04/24

D

Estrela

Estrela

1

Boavista

Boavista

1

Rio Ave: Drawn last four

Miguel Nóbrega has a thigh injury that is expected to keep him out of the trip to Porto this weekend and both Boateng and Ronaldo could return to the starting lineup after featuring from the bench against Farense.

Predicted lineup: Jhonatan (GK), Santos, Sá, William, Costinha, Boateng, Teixeira, Oudrhiri, Ronaldo, Embaló & Yakubu

Portugal Primeira Liga 17/05/24

D

Benfica

Benfica

1

Rio Ave

Rio Ave

1

Portugal Primeira Liga 11/05/24

D

Portimonense

Portimonense

2

Rio Ave

Rio Ave

2

Portugal Primeira Liga 04/05/24

W

Guimaraes

Guimaraes

1

Rio Ave

Rio Ave

2

Portugal Primeira Liga 27/04/24

D

Vizela

Vizela

1

Rio Ave

Rio Ave

1

Portugal Primeira Liga 19/04/24

D

Arouca

Arouca

1

Rio Ave

Rio Ave

1

Player to watch – Robert Bozenik

Bozenik is enjoying his time at Boavista and has certainly developed over the summer as he adapts to life in Portugal.

Robert Bozenik player to watch
Róbert Bozeník in action – Photo by Icon Sport

The 24-year-old scored four times in 23 appearances last season but has scored eight goals in 25 starts this time around and top scores for Boavista.

Boavista main source of goals this season

We're backing Bozenik to put in another good performance in front of goal this weekend as he is due a goal after failing to score in any of his last seven matches for club and country.


A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things