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The manager E. Ferro dos Santos looks to inspire Sporting CP win against Rio Ave

Sporting CP have performed better than Rio Ave so far this season, but every game starts at 0-0. Here's all you need to know about the upcoming game:

Insights:
  • Sporting CP has the fewest conceded goals (8) in Primeira Liga
  • Rio Ave have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
Best bookmaker betting odds:

There’s little time for restitution or working hard at the training pitch these days, with both teams having played their last game less than four days ago.

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Sporting CP form and stats

5-1-0 is the performance here at Estádio José Alvalade so far in the Primeira Liga, giving Sporting CP a total of 16 from their 6 games here. Outstanding results! After failing to beat Porto here at Estádio José Alvalade, Sporting CP has put together a very nice winning streak on their own turf with five wins in a row. With a nice streak brewing from their home games, Sporting CP are also looking for their fifth consecutive victory regardless of location.

Sporting CP are confident in defense, having played 256 minutes without conceding a goal in the league.

In their previous game, the manager E. Ferro dos Santos led his Sporting CP to a defeat in the Taça De Portugal match away at Maritimo. The manager is hoping to put things right immediately here at Estádio José Alvalade. In the preceding match a 2-0 victory visiting Nacional.

Another home game is coming up fairly shortly for the hosts, as Porto are coming to town in four days.

Goals decide football matches and Sporting CP are scoring many of them at home; 14 on target from 6 league matches. From these home matches, Sporting CP have conceded only 4 goals.

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Rio Ave form and stats

Rio Ave have only collected 6 points from their away games in the Primeira Liga, after 1-3-3 (7 played). The pressure to perform on the road is increasing on P. Fernandes da Silva Cunha, the Rio Ave manager, as the last three away games were defeats.

Rio Ave might have something to prove in this game as they lost at home in their previous match. Estoril proved too strong as Rio slumped to a 1-2 defeat in front of their own fans at Estádio do Rio Ave Futebol Clube. That result followed a home victory 3-0 versus Portimonense in the Primeira Liga.

There's been a serious shortage of goals from Rio's away games in the league this season with only 3 goals from 7 matches. As opposed to that, Rio have seen the ball go into their own net 9 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: six wins for Sporting CP, one draw and three wins for Rio Ave. Over 2,5 goals: six times; under 2,5 goals: four games.

Top Goalscorers

Sporting CPP. Pereira Gonçalves
P. Pereira Gonçalves
11 goals
Sporting CPN. Gomes dos Santos
N. Gomes dos Santos
4 goals
Sporting CPJ. Borges Cabral
J. Borges Cabral
3 goals

Sporting CP missing players

Rio Ave missing players

Competition: Portugal Primeira Liga
Competition: Fri 15.January
Match begins: 18:30 (UTC)
Venue: Estádio José Alvalade (50044 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 Sporting CP 13 11 2 0 30 8 6 5 1 0 14 4 7 6 1 0 16 4 22 35
2 Porto 13 10 1 2 35 16 7 6 0 1 18 8 6 4 1 1 17 8 19 31
3 Benfica 13 10 1 2 28 13 7 6 0 1 15 7 6 4 1 1 13 6 15 31
4 Sporting Braga 13 9 0 4 23 13 6 5 0 1 9 3 7 4 0 3 14 10 10 27
5 Pacos de Ferreira 13 6 4 3 17 12 6 4 1 1 10 6 7 2 3 2 7 6 5 22
6 Vitoria Guimaraes 12 6 2 4 15 12 6 2 0 4 4 9 6 4 2 0 11 3 3 20
7 Santa Clara 13 4 3 6 12 16 6 1 2 3 4 8 7 3 1 3 8 8 -4 15
8 Maritimo 13 4 2 7 15 18 6 2 2 2 5 5 7 2 0 5 10 13 -3 14
9 Moreirense 13 3 5 5 10 15 7 3 3 1 9 6 6 0 2 4 1 9 -5 14
10 Rio Ave 13 3 5 5 9 15 6 2 2 2 6 6 7 1 3 3 3 9 -6 14
11 Nacional 12 3 4 5 11 15 7 2 3 2 9 10 5 1 1 3 2 5 -4 13
12 Gil Vicente 13 3 4 6 10 15 6 2 2 2 5 5 7 1 2 4 5 10 -5 13
13 Farense 13 3 3 7 15 19 7 3 2 2 12 9 6 0 1 5 3 10 -4 12
14 Belenenses 13 2 6 5 6 11 7 1 3 3 5 8 6 1 3 2 1 3 -5 12
15 Tondela 13 3 3 7 10 22 7 3 2 2 5 7 6 0 1 5 5 15 -12 12
16 Boavista 13 1 8 4 13 21 6 1 2 3 5 11 7 0 6 1 8 10 -8 11
17 Portimonense 13 3 2 8 9 17 6 2 2 2 5 5 7 1 0 6 4 12 -8 11
18 Famalicao 13 2 5 6 14 24 7 1 3 3 9 16 6 1 2 3 5 8 -10 11

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Sporting CP 13 11 2 0 30 8 6 5 1 0 14 4 7 6 1 0 16 4 22 35
2 Porto 13 10 1 2 35 16 7 6 0 1 18 8 6 4 1 1 17 8 19 31
3 Benfica 13 10 1 2 28 13 7 6 0 1 15 7 6 4 1 1 13 6 15 31
4 Sporting Braga 13 9 0 4 23 13 6 5 0 1 9 3 7 4 0 3 14 10 10 27
5 Pacos de Ferreira 13 6 4 3 17 12 6 4 1 1 10 6 7 2 3 2 7 6 5 22
6 Vitoria Guimaraes 12 6 2 4 15 12 6 2 0 4 4 9 6 4 2 0 11 3 3 20
7 Santa Clara 13 4 3 6 12 16 6 1 2 3 4 8 7 3 1 3 8 8 -4 15
8 Maritimo 13 4 2 7 15 18 6 2 2 2 5 5 7 2 0 5 10 13 -3 14
9 Moreirense 13 3 5 5 10 15 7 3 3 1 9 6 6 0 2 4 1 9 -5 14
10 Rio Ave 13 3 5 5 9 15 6 2 2 2 6 6 7 1 3 3 3 9 -6 14
11 Nacional 12 3 4 5 11 15 7 2 3 2 9 10 5 1 1 3 2 5 -4 13
12 Gil Vicente 13 3 4 6 10 15 6 2 2 2 5 5 7 1 2 4 5 10 -5 13
13 Farense 13 3 3 7 15 19 7 3 2 2 12 9 6 0 1 5 3 10 -4 12
14 Belenenses 13 2 6 5 6 11 7 1 3 3 5 8 6 1 3 2 1 3 -5 12
15 Tondela 13 3 3 7 10 22 7 3 2 2 5 7 6 0 1 5 5 15 -12 12
16 Boavista 13 1 8 4 13 21 6 1 2 3 5 11 7 0 6 1 8 10 -8 11
17 Portimonense 13 3 2 8 9 17 6 2 2 2 5 5 7 1 0 6 4 12 -8 11
18 Famalicao 13 2 5 6 14 24 7 1 3 3 9 16 6 1 2 3 5 8 -10 11

Sporting CP Rio Ave
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
13 6 2 Played P 2 7 13
11 5 2 Won W 0 1 3
2 1 0 Drew D 0 3 5
0 0 0 Lost L 2 3 5
30 14 5 Scored S 0 3 9
8 4 2 Conceded C 5 9 15
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 86% 77%
92% 83% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 71% 69%
62% 67% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 14% 31%
38% 50% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 8%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
46% 50% 100% BTTS BTTS 0% 29% 23%
54% 50% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 29% 46%
0% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 100% 57% 54%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
3 3.5 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 1.3 1.4
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
15 14.8 13 Shots (avg) S ( 10 10.3 9.8
5.5 6.3 5.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2 2.7 3.5
42% 37% 45% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 16% 20%
Key stats in Primeira Liga this season:
  • Rio Ave have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • Sporting CP has the fewest conceded goals (8) in Primeira Liga
  • Sporting CP has the fewest conceded goals in the second half (2) in Primeira Liga
  • Sporting CP has the most clean sheets (7) in Primeira Liga
  • Sporting CP has the the best goal difference (+22) in Primeira Liga
  • Sporting CP have not yet lost a game.
  • Sporting CP have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Sporting CP have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Sporting CP have scored in all their matches so far.
  • Sporting CP have scored more than double the goals of Rio Ave.
  • Sporting CP haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

Bookie Sporting CP Draw Rio Ave

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.