2019-20 Primeira Liga – Sporting CP vs Rio Ave Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Sporting CP vs Rio Ave kick off? Saturday 31st August, 2019 – 19:00 (UK)

Where is Sporting CP vs Rio Ave being played? Estádio José Alvalade

What is the weather forecast for Sporting CP vs Rio Ave? Clear, 19c

What television channel is Sporting CP vs Rio Ave on? FreeSports have the rights to Primeira Liga matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Sporting CP vs Rio Ave? If the match is televised on FreeSports, then Premier Sports subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Premier Player

Where can I get tickets for Sporting CP vs Rio Ave?

Sporting CP – https://www.sporting.pt/en/tickets-and-gamebox/tickets

Rio Ave – https://www.footballticketnet.com/rio-ave-football-tickets

What was the score when the teams last met? Sporting CP 3-0 Rio Ave

THE TEAM NEWS

SPORTING CP

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Renan Ribeiro; Thierry Corriea, Coates, Mathieu, Acuna; Wendel, Doumbia; Raphinha, Bruno Fernandes, Vietto; Luiz Phellype

Unavailable: Ristovski (Injured), Jefferson (Out of favour), Viviano (Out of favour)

Doubtful: Jovane Cabral (Injured), Battaglia (Injured), Rosier (Injured)

RIO AVE

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Kieszek; Junio, Nelson Monte, Messias, Matheus Reis; Tarantini, Filipe Augusto; Nuno Santos, Diego Lopes, Taremi; Bruno Moreira

Unavailable: Nadjack (Injured)

Doubtful:

MATCH ANALYSIS

Sporting CP are the early pace setters after two wins and a draw but they have conceded in each game so far. A clean sheet looks a bit of a stretch here too against Rio Ave, who have a player bang in form in Iranian Mehdi Taremi, who hit a hat-trick against Aves on Friday in a storming 5-1 victory.

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