Rio Ave - V. Guimaraes
Rio Ave should win this match. They are in mini-series of two victories and the players confidence is higher. Rio Ave managed to beat Aves with 5:1, while last weekend obtained a shoking 3:2 win against Sporting in Lisbon. However, the key reasons for my pick are connected with Guimaraes. The guests have no victory in the first three rounds. In addition, they will be very handicapped for this match. Six players are struggling with injuries: Joseph, Jonathan, Andre Andre, Al Musrati and Wakaso are definitely sidelined, while Agu is rated as doubtful. Rochinha is suspended after he was sent off against Feirense. Edmond Tapsoba and Falaye Sacko are on international duty. But that s not all - six players (Blati Toure, Bruno Duarte, Lucas Evangelista, Edwards, Leo Bonatini and Denis Poha) can t play as they were not registered for Guimaraes on August 11th when the match was originally supposed to be played. In situation like this I expect Guimaraes to lose.Pick: 1
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 08.09. 16:00h