Our prediction for this Europa League match:
All eyes will be on Vodafone Park when Besiktas and Rio Ave face each other in the Europa League third qualifying round. Besiktas failed to impress in the Champions League defeat to PAOK, but they are surely capable of matching Rio Ave at home. Cyle Larin, who ended his loan spell with Zulte-Waregem in the summer, is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts. The Primeira Liga outfit, on the other hand, defeated Bosnian side Borac Banja Luka in the second qualifying round.
Rio Ave face a difficult task in the Vodafone Park clash, and given Besiktas’s form at the start of the new Super Lig campaign, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. You should bear in mind that the two clubs meet for the first time ever in European competitions. The likes of Celebi, N’Koudou, and Ozyakup should miss the game with injury for the hosts, while Pereira is rated doubtful.