Sporting is flying high this season, very hungry to win a title for a very long time. Second string committed a first defeat in current campaign, having been knocked out the Portuguese Cup by Marítimo on Monday, so it is not a big deal. However, there are more serious concerns ahead upcoming fixture, because of outbreak of Covid-19 in the squad ban of three key players: left-back Nuno Mendes, centre-back Neto and striker Andraz Sporar.
Have to be said that Rio Ave comes from a negative streak, having recorded four defeats and one win in the last five games. From other side Rio Ave undoubtedly have one of the strongest squads outside the top four, including several former Sporting players who will keen to prove Rúben Amorim made a mistake by releasing them.
Pedro Cunha, Rio Ave coach, promised a team to play "eyes on the eyes" which its means they will not park a bus.
Rio Ave to get at least 42% Ball Possession.
Pick: Rio Ave (+17) Ball Possession
Bookmaker: ➾ 1xBet
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