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Primeira Liga: Rio Ave - Sporting Braga preview and statistics

Both teams are enjoying a good season so far and games like this could be decisive. Here's the preview for Rio Ave - Sporting Braga!

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There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Rio Ave form and stats

Overall Primeira Liga stats at home this season for Rio Ave are 4-5-5 (wins-draw-losses). We have seen two home losses in a row now for Rio, who are hoping that the phrase “third time lucky” applies to them.

Happy days for Rio in their previous game, a Primeira Liga match away at Vitória FC (placed 13th) that ended with a 2-1 victory. Preceding that match was the home game against Benfica that was lost 1-2.

World class coaching! That was the thoughts of C. Soares da Costa Faria Carvalhal when Gelson Dala scored the winning goal after coming on as a substitute in the 59th minute.

Rio has scored 19 league goals at home this season, in 14 matches. Rio Ave's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 17 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Sporting Braga form and stats

7 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses. That’s the product of Sporting Braga playing as the away team in the Primeira Liga this season.

The supporters enjoyed Sporting Braga's previous game versus Vitória SC (placed 7th), a Primeira Liga 3-2 win played at home. Ahead of that match was the away draw versus Famalicão that ended 0-0.

After this away game Braga return home for a Primeira Liga game against Desportivo Aves. That game is only four sleeps after this.

Braga are not goal shy away from home in the league, finding the net 21 times in 14 away games so far. Sporting Braga have conceded 14 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

The teams have played each other before this season, with the result Sporting Braga - Rio 2-0 entered in the official records. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Rio Ave four wins, three draws and Sporting Braga three victories. As for goals, three matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), seven games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

RioM. Taremi
M. Taremi
11 goals
Sporting BragaJ. Dias Fernandes
J. Dias Fernandes
10 goals
Sporting BragaF. Machado Mota de Castro Trincão
F. Machado Mota de Castro Trincão
8 goals

Rio Ave missing players

Sporting Braga missing players

Competition: Portugal Primeira Liga
Competition: Tue 30.June
Match begins: 20:30 (UTC)
Venue: Estádio do Rio Ave Futebol Clube (9065 seats)
  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Porto 28 21 4 3 56 18 14 12 1 1 31 6 14 9 3 2 25 12 38 67
2 Benfica 28 20 4 4 59 21 14 9 2 3 31 11 14 11 2 1 28 10 38 64
3 Sporting CP 28 16 4 8 45 29 14 10 0 4 22 12 14 6 4 4 23 17 16 52
4 Sporting Braga 28 15 5 8 46 32 14 8 3 3 25 18 14 7 2 5 21 14 14 50
5 Famalicão 28 12 9 7 44 43 14 7 4 3 25 22 14 5 5 4 19 21 1 45
6 Rio Ave 28 12 8 8 38 29 14 4 5 5 19 17 14 8 3 3 19 12 9 44
7 Vitória SC 28 10 10 8 46 32 14 6 4 4 23 13 14 4 6 4 23 19 14 40
8 Santa Clara 28 10 8 10 29 34 14 5 3 6 13 18 14 5 5 4 16 16 -5 38
9 Moreirense 28 8 11 9 37 35 14 6 4 4 21 17 14 2 7 5 16 18 2 35
10 Boavista 28 9 8 11 23 29 14 4 4 6 14 15 14 5 4 5 9 14 -6 35
11 Gil Vicente 28 8 9 11 30 35 14 5 6 3 19 16 14 3 3 8 11 19 -5 33
12 Paços de Ferreira 28 9 4 15 26 39 14 5 2 7 12 15 14 4 2 8 14 24 -13 31
13 Vitória FC 28 6 12 10 22 35 14 3 7 4 10 15 14 3 5 6 12 20 -13 30
14 Belenenses 28 8 6 14 24 44 14 4 3 7 11 23 14 4 3 7 13 21 -20 30
15 Tondela 28 7 8 13 23 35 14 2 5 7 10 18 14 5 3 6 13 17 -12 29
16 Marítimo 28 6 10 12 27 38 14 4 6 4 19 18 14 2 4 8 8 20 -11 28
17 Portimonense 28 4 12 12 23 39 14 3 7 4 14 16 14 1 5 8 9 23 -16 24
18 Desportivo Aves 28 4 2 22 23 54 14 3 1 10 11 21 14 1 1 12 12 33 -31 14

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Porto 28 21 4 3 56 18 14 12 1 1 31 6 14 9 3 2 25 12 38 67
2 Benfica 28 20 4 4 59 21 14 9 2 3 31 11 14 11 2 1 28 10 38 64
3 Sporting CP 28 16 4 8 45 29 14 10 0 4 22 12 14 6 4 4 23 17 16 52
4 Sporting Braga 28 15 5 8 46 32 14 8 3 3 25 18 14 7 2 5 21 14 14 50
5 Famalicão 28 12 9 7 44 43 14 7 4 3 25 22 14 5 5 4 19 21 1 45
6 Rio Ave 28 12 8 8 38 29 14 4 5 5 19 17 14 8 3 3 19 12 9 44
7 Vitória SC 28 10 10 8 46 32 14 6 4 4 23 13 14 4 6 4 23 19 14 40
8 Santa Clara 28 10 8 10 29 34 14 5 3 6 13 18 14 5 5 4 16 16 -5 38
9 Moreirense 28 8 11 9 37 35 14 6 4 4 21 17 14 2 7 5 16 18 2 35
10 Boavista 28 9 8 11 23 29 14 4 4 6 14 15 14 5 4 5 9 14 -6 35
11 Gil Vicente 28 8 9 11 30 35 14 5 6 3 19 16 14 3 3 8 11 19 -5 33
12 Paços de Ferreira 28 9 4 15 26 39 14 5 2 7 12 15 14 4 2 8 14 24 -13 31
13 Vitória FC 28 6 12 10 22 35 14 3 7 4 10 15 14 3 5 6 12 20 -13 30
14 Belenenses 28 8 6 14 24 44 14 4 3 7 11 23 14 4 3 7 13 21 -20 30
15 Tondela 28 7 8 13 23 35 14 2 5 7 10 18 14 5 3 6 13 17 -12 29
16 Marítimo 28 6 10 12 27 38 14 4 6 4 19 18 14 2 4 8 8 20 -11 28
17 Portimonense 28 4 12 12 23 39 14 3 7 4 14 16 14 1 5 8 9 23 -16 24
18 Desportivo Aves 28 4 2 22 23 54 14 3 1 10 11 21 14 1 1 12 12 33 -31 14

Rio Ave Sporting Braga
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
28 14 4 Played P 4 14 28
12 4 0 Won W 2 7 15
8 5 2 Drew D 1 2 5
8 5 2 Lost L 1 5 8
38 19 4 Scored S 4 21 46
29 17 6 Conceded C 3 14 32
93% 93% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 75% 93% 96%
68% 64% 75% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 64% 71%
36% 36% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 43% 54%
21% 29% 25% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 14% 36%
14% 21% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 14% 11%
50% 57% 75% BTTS BTTS 50% 50% 54%
32% 29% 0% Clean Sheets C S 50% 29% 25%
25% 21% 25% Failed to Score F T 25% 29% 25%
 
4.9 6.4 4.2 Corners for (avg) C F 5.8 5.9 6.2
5.1 4.3 5.8 Corners against (avg) C A 4.5 3.9 4.4
2.1 2.1 3.2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 4.5 3.3 2.8
7 6 3 Red cards R C 1 4 5
 
308 172 35 Total Shots T S 54 205 452
94 55 11 Shots on Target S O 18 70 157
40% 35% 36% Goal Efficiency G E 22% 30% 29%
Key stats in Primeira Liga this season:
  • Rio Ave has the most matches under the total-line (18)
  • Rio Ave have won significantly more corners at home than away.

Bookie Rio Ave Draw Sporting Braga

Read more about Primeira Liga

The Primeira Liga, also known as Liga NOS, is the top level of football in Portugal. It has 18 teams each playing 34 fixtures to decide the final league table. Portuguese football is dominated by “The Big Three”: Benfica, Porto and Sporting CP (Lisbon). These three clubs generally end up in the top three positions.