Portugal: Primeira Liga
Next to Ligue 1 will start the Primeira Liga, Portugal. And one of the most interesting matches of Monday is the battle between Rio Ave against Belenenses.
Last season, meeting between white and greens and blue and whites at Estádio dos Arcos ended with a great victory of hosts with the score 2:0. But the match with these both opponents in the capital of country was the 3rd by its status after Benfica and Sporting Clube de Portugal – 1:0.
Rio Ave (the chief coach Miguel Cardozo)
According to the results of last season the white and greens have taken only the 7th place and are left without their berth into the Europa League. The team of Luís de Castro had lost to Marítimo only one point (49 points against 50). And just after finishing of the season before the office club was held fans protest movement who demanded resignation of the coaching staff. And very soon Miguel Cardozo appeared.
Belenenses (the chief coach Domingos José Paciência)
The name of the opponents’ coach is more known to a wide range of football fans. This is the former coach of Braga, Sporting, Vitoria, APOEL - Domingos José Paciência.
By analogy with Miguel Cardozo the new coach of Belenenses had to gain good game progress. As according to the results of last season this club has taken only 14th place, being only 4 points left near the relegation zone.
The hosts of Estádio dos Arcos are considered to be strong favorites. But experienced bettors know well that in calendar matches of mid-level opponents and underdogs of Primeira Liga the most actual is the bet on minimum number of scored goals. There is no use to search for any other alternative variant.
Rio Ave – 1.90, draw – 3.40, Belenenses – 4.00;
Under 2.5 - odds 1.61 Pinnacle