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Rio Ave vs Varzim Prediction, Odds and Free Betting Tips (30/01/2022)

Rio Ave face Varzim in a crucial game from the 20th round in the Portuguese Liga 2. The hosts have played less games than most of their opponents and have an incredible chance to get back near the top, which is their primary goal this season – to return to the elite.

Rio Ave vs Varzim: Top Free Betting Tips

Varzim have terrible this season and reside in the relegation zone. Rio Ave are right beneath the promotion zone and have to play two additional games, which means that with three wins, they could easily be at the top of the table.

Both Teams To Score – No

There is an obvious difference in class between these two teams and we do not expect to see Varzim with a goal in this fixture. Rio Ave's defense has not been great until now but Varzim are the lowest-scoring team in the league and they have serious difficulties against any opponent. The previous game between these two teams ended in a 0:3 win for Rio Ave and we expect to see the same result in this game as well.

Team Total Goals – Rio Ave Over 1.5

The full time result market is not worth a shot in this case, so we are looking at alternative options that include Rio Ave. We believe that the over 1.5 option for the hosts is a great choice as they are the much better team here. It is true that Varzim's defense has not been as bad as it may seem and they often did not concede a lot of goals in their losses. In this case, we expect Rio Ave to score at least twice as the team will be extra motivated to regain at least one of the top three positions in the league. Perhaps you can look at the Half time result for Rio Ave as an alternative as well, after all, they score often in the first 45 minutes.

Alternative Corners – Under 12

There is some expectation for a great number of corners in this match and it is surprising because these teams are not among those that take a lot overall. Rio Ave have taken an average of just 4.12 this season while Varzim's stats are slightly better – 5.94 corners per match. In their home games only, Rio Ave have taken an average of 4.75 corners per match while Varzim's numbers on the road are 5.33. We expect to see 8-10 corners here at the most but less than 12 for sure.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Rio Ave vs Varzim

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FAQs regarding Rio Ave vs Varzim

Rio Ave vs Varzim

• In which places are Rio Ave and Varzim?

With two games less than their opponents, Rio Ave are currently 4th in the league with 33 points – just three below the third in the league. Varzim were at the bottom until recently but their two good results put them second-to-last – 17th with just 11 points.

• Where will this game be played?

This match will be played at Rio Ave's home ground – Estádio do Rio Ave, which has a capacity for 12,815 spectators.

• When does the match start?

This game has been scheduled for 12:45 UTC on Sunday, January 30.