May 24, 2023 12:26 PM
Alex Lawes

Rio Ave vs Famalicao Preview & Prediction | 2022-23 Portuguese Primeira Liga

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When is Rio Ave vs Famalicao on and what time does it start? Rio Ave vs Famalicao will take place on Friday 26th May, 2023 – 19:00 (UK)

Where can I get tickets for Rio Ave vs Famalicao? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information

What channel is Rio Ave vs Famalicao on in the UK? Some Portuguese Primeira Liga matches are televised on either BT Sport or Viaplay Sports in the UK so it is worth checking their schedules

Where can I Rio Ave vs Famalicao in the UK? If televised on either BT Sport or Viaplay Sports, the match can be streamed on their respective streaming platforms


Rio Ave

Following promotion last season, Rio Ave have enjoyed an impressive return to the Portuguese top-flight as they head into the final round of fixtures sitting firmly in the middle-of-the-table.

The home team come into this on the back of being comfortably beaten 3-1 by a Pacos de Ferreira side that are fighting against automatic relegation from the top-flight. They went behind inside the opening minute before Patrick fired back a couple of minutes later but conceded two second-half goals to continue their poor form.

That loss means Rio Ave have now suffered back-to-back defeats as they drift into the bottom-half of the table. The hosts have managed just one win in their last eight matches.


Under the management of Joao Pedro Sousa, Famalicao begin the 34th match day in the 2022/23 Primeira Liga season sitting just about inside the top-half of the table. They are in the midst of some poor form to finish the campaign, though.

The visitors were beaten by Sergio Conceicao’s still title chasing Porto by four goals to two last weekend. They went 2-0 down early on before fighting back to 2-2 at half-time with Porto going on to eventually win 4-2 in the second-half. Porto’s Iranian striker, Mehdi Taremi, scored four penalties in that game and, remarkably, three of them were from the penalty spot.

After spending much of the second-half of the campaign in UEFA Europa Conference League qualification contention, Famalicao have now suffered three defeats and collected just one point in their last four matches.


Both of these sides will be content with their 2022/23 Primeira Liga seasons as they sit in mid-table. The two teams will have viewed survival as quickly as possible as success and they have achieved that with both sides occasionally flirting with the top six and UEFA Europa Conference League spots. The two teams are enduring a difficult end to the campaign, though, with poor runs of form. Given the Portuguese top-flight is a naturally low-scoring league, let alone when there is a game with two sides in poor form and little to play for, this shoudn't be a thriller.


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