Estrela vs Rio Ave prediction, odds & betting tips – 14/04/2024

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Estrela vs Rio Ave prediction
This evening the Estrela da Amadora football team hosted Sporting Clube de Portugal – Photo by Icon Sport

Here are our Portuguese league predictions for Estrela vs Rio Ave on Sunday, 14 April. Both of these teams are battling for their Primeira Liga survival this season, so there is a lot resting on the result of this game.

Just two points and three league places separate 15th-placed Estrela from Rio Ave in 12th position and the pair played out a 1-1 draw in December's reverse league fixture.

Estrela vs Rio Ave predictions: Possible stalemate on the cards

Estrela vs Rio Ave Predictions
Our pick

🔥 Hot Tip

BTTS

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Estrela 1-1 Rio Ave

⬆️ Over 2.5 Goals prediction

No

Key Stats

  • Two of the last three encounters between Estrela and Rio Ave have ended with both teams scoring, while four of the host's last six league games have produced goals at both ends of the pitch.
  • Five of Rio Ave's last six outings have ended in draws and four of those stalemates have produced under 2.5 goals, while three of Estrela's last six matches have also ended all square.
  • Each of the last two meetings between these two clubs have produced under 2.5 goals, while four of Rio Ave's last five matches have also witnessed fewer than three goals.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Bookmakers backing the hosts

  • HOME: 8/5 (2.60) – 38.5%
  • DRAW: 9/4 (3.25) – 30.8%
  • AWAY: 2/1 (3.00) – 33.3%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Estrela are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 38.5%, but this game feels like it will be very closely fought.

Estrela drew their last game with Moreirense 2-2 and have won one, drawn three and lost two of their last six fixtures, while Rio Ave won 3-0 at home to Gil Vicente in their last game to make it one win and five draws from their last six outings.

For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Anytime Goalscorer market. You can back Estrela's Kikas to score in this game at 11/4 (3.75) which has a probability of 25.7%, while a bet on Emmanuel Boateng of Rio Ave to score has odds of 7/2 (4.50) with a probability of 22.2%.

Last five H2Hs: Rio Ave unbeaten

Portugal Primeira Liga 02/12/23

Rio Ave

Rio Ave

1
Estrela

Estrela

1

Portugal Segunda Liga 14/02/22

Rio Ave

Rio Ave

1
Estrela

Estrela

0

Portugal Segunda Liga 10/09/21

Estrela

Estrela

2
Rio Ave

Rio Ave

5

Rio Ave have won two and drawn one of their last three games against Estrela with the pair's December league meeting ending 1-1.

Team news and form guide

Estrela: Only won one of last six

Left wing-back Mansur is suspended for Sunday's match after getting sent off during the 2-2 draw with Moreirense last time out.

Predicted lineup: Brígido (GK), Lopes, Shinga, Gaspar, Santos, Fonseca, Souza, Bucca, Tavares, Jabá & Luiz

Portugal Primeira Liga 18/05/24

W

Gil Vicente

Gil Vicente

0

Estrela

Estrela

1

Portugal Primeira Liga 11/05/24

L

Vizela

Vizela

4

Estrela

Estrela

0

Portugal Primeira Liga 05/05/24

D

Arouca

Arouca

0

Estrela

Estrela

0

Portugal Primeira Liga 29/04/24

L

SC Farense

SC Farense

3

Estrela

Estrela

0

Portugal Primeira Liga 20/04/24

D

Boavista

Boavista

1

Estrela

Estrela

1

Rio Ave: Drawn five of last six

Midfielder Miguel Nóbrega is a doubt for Sunday's match due to a thigh injury, so we are expecting Rio Ave to use the same starting lineup that faced Gil Vincente last time out.

Predicted lineup: Jhonatan (GK), Santos, Pantalon, William, Costinha, Teixeira, Joca, Tanlongo, Vrousai, Yakubu & Ronaldo

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 – Kikas

Kikas is enjoying his second season with Estrela after making the move from Belenenses in 2022.

Kiaks player to watch
Kikas top scores for Estrela this season – photo by Icon sport

The Portuguese forward scored three times in Portugal's second-tier last season and has doubled that total in the Primeira Liga this season, scoring six times in 11 starts and 14 substitute appearances.

Hoping to score the goals to keep Estrela in the Primeira Liga

If anyone is going to score for Estrela on Sunday, then Kikas would be the obvious choice, as the striker has netted three goals in his last four appearances for his club.


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