Sporting Braga hosts Rio Ave
Sporting Braga hosts Rio Ave in a match from the 17th round of the Portuguese Primeira Liga.Sporting Braga is currently 4th in the Primeira Liga with 34 points won so far. Their record in the league at this moment is 11 wins, 1 draw and 4 defeats. They are currently on just 3 points behind the third Benfica, so we guess this is their goal right now – getting into the Top 3.In their last game, Sporting Braga enjoyed a 3-1 win away from home against Boavista. Danilo Barbosa, Paulinho and Andre Horta recorded their names on the scoresheet. For Braga it was a dominating performance.Their next opponent Rio Ave is just following at 4th place with 27 points. For Rio Ave it’s a very good campaign so far. It would be difficult for them to get into the Top 4 and eventually qualify for the European competitions, but they are moving well so far. Their record in the league is 8 wins, 3 draws and 5 defeats.Rio Ave is not just in a good position in the league at the moment, they are also impressive lately. Miguel Cardoso’s team is unbeaten in its last four matches, winning three of them. For the last time, they suffered a defeat during the home game against Vitoria Guimaraes. Since then, they are almost perfect on the pitch.In their last game, Rio Ave enjoyed a thrilling 4-2 win during the home game against Pacos de Ferreira. Joao Novais scored two goals for the winning team, while Guedes and Ruben Ribeiro also added goals for the win.Sporting Braga is favourited here, especially at home. But make no mistake – Rio Ave is in a very good form lately, so it’s going to be as competitive as it could get.