Benfica vs Rio Ave by Topspin77
Benfica has won the title last year and the Cup in Portugal. They have lost Europa League final against Sevilla, but they have shown class and quality.
This season preparations were not very good as result sin friendlies, but the team is clearly a valuable one. In emirates Cup they have lost all the matches with teams like Arsenal and Valencia. Before were beaten by Ajax and Sporting Lisbon.
As players Benfica lost Cardozo to Trabzonspor and Markovic to Liverpool. But they have brought some good names like Bebe, Eliseu from Malaga, Ola John from Hamburg and Pizzi from Espanyol.
Rio Ave played the Cup final but lost with Benfica 0-2 and 0-1. Managed to eliminate IFK GFoteborg in Europa League with a 1-0 away and a 0-0 at home. They are a small side and will suffer a lot with Benfica which is hungry for trophies.
Expect Benfica to win without conceding!
|Benfica wins to nil||BetVictor||2.70||8||0-0 LOST (-8 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.