Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
After coming from behind to beat Portimonense in Lisbon, Sporting CP will be looking to cement their spot in top three with a triumph over Rio Ave. The club chiefs did well to add several high-profile players to the squad in the January transfer window, but many people believe that new Man Utd signing Bruno Fernandes is going to be sorely missed in the remainder of the season.
Seeing that Sporting CP are not regarded as good travellers, we do not believe that Emanuel Ferro’s troops are capable of beating Rio Ave at Estadio do Rio Ave Futebol Clube. The hosts rolled over Desportivo Aves 4-0 at the weekend, with the team moving one step closer to climbing to the Europa League berth. Given Rio Ave’s current form, we are positive that the hosts are going to grab something from the Sporting CP clash.