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Porto vs. Rio Ave 5/15/2021 Primeira Liga Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Porto meets Rio Ave on 5/15/2021.

Rio Ave encounters Porto in a regular season match. Porto with a record of 6.0-13.0-13.0 this season comes into this game with a 2.0-7.0-7.0 record on the road. Rio Ave is 6.0-13.0-13.0 this season and is 4.0-6.0-6.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Porto and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. How does Rio Ave bounce back from a tough loss? They will get to answer that question on their home pitch against Porto.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Rio Ave and it is an opportunity to get rolling. They lost their previous match and hope to bounce back from the disappointing setback. What better place to turn the ship around for Rio Ave than game on their home pitch?

The Porto Roster

The Players to Watch for the Porto

Wilson Manafá DF

As a shooter, Wilson Manafá had 7.0 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Wilson Manafá has 3.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Wilson Manafá has 28 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Porto teammates, Wilson Manafá had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Wilson Manafá has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Wilson Manafá has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 33 fouls this season. He has drawn 23 fouls this season in Primeira Liga action.

Mateus Uribe MF

As a shooter, Mateus Uribe had 37.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Mateus Uribe had 10.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Mateus Uribe has 27 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Mateus Uribe has 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Mateus Uribe has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Mateus Uribe has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 54 fouls this season. He has drawn 28 fouls this season in Primeira Liga action.

Jesús Corona MF,FW

Jesús Corona has 25.0 shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Jesús Corona had 10.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Jesús Corona had 24 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Porto teammates, Jesús Corona had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Jesús Corona has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jesús Corona has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 40 fouls this season. He has drawn 54 fouls this season in Primeira Liga action.

Chancel Mbemba DF

Chancel Mbemba has 8.0 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Chancel Mbemba has 3.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Chancel Mbemba has 26 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Chancel Mbemba has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Chancel Mbemba has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Chancel Mbemba has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 13 fouls this season. He has drawn 9 fouls this season in Primeira Liga action.

Sérgio Oliveira MF

As a shooter, Sérgio Oliveira had 55.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Sérgio Oliveira has 24.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Sérgio Oliveira has 25 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Porto teammates, Sérgio Oliveira had 12 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Sérgio Oliveira has 7 Yellow Cards this season. Sérgio Oliveira has 8 Red Cards this season. He has committed 39 fouls this season. He has drawn 39 fouls this season in Primeira Liga action.

Moussa Marega FW

Moussa Marega has 53.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Moussa Marega has 28.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Moussa Marega had 22 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Moussa Marega has 6 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Moussa Marega has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Moussa Marega has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 23 fouls this season. He has drawn 48 fouls this season in Primeira Liga action.

Pepe DF

Pepe has 11.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Pepe had 3.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Pepe had 22 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Porto teammates, Pepe had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Pepe has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Pepe has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 20 fouls this season. He has drawn 17 fouls this season in Primeira Liga action.

Mehdi Taremi FW

As a shooter, Mehdi Taremi had 76.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Mehdi Taremi has 34.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Mehdi Taremi has 23 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Porto teammates, Mehdi Taremi had 16 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Mehdi Taremi has 3 Yellow Cards this season. Mehdi Taremi has 3 Red Cards this season. He has committed 31 fouls this season. He has drawn 46 fouls this season in Primeira Liga action.

The Rio Ave Roster

The Players to Watch for the Rio Ave

Aderlan Santos DF

As a shooter, Aderlan Santos had 19.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Aderlan Santos has 7.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Aderlan Santos has 29 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Rio Ave teammates, Aderlan Santos had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Aderlan Santos has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Aderlan Santos has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 44 fouls this season. He has drawn 18 fouls this season in Primeira Liga action.

Toni Borevkovic DF

As a shooter, Toni Borevkovic had 6.0 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Toni Borevkovic has 1.0 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

As a scorer, Toni Borevkovic had 29 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Rio Ave teammates, Toni Borevkovic had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Toni Borevkovic has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Toni Borevkovic has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 31 fouls this season. He has drawn 28 fouls this season in Primeira Liga action.

Gelson FW

Gelson has 47.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Gelson has 17.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Gelson had 26 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Gelson has 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Gelson has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Gelson has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 33 fouls this season. He has drawn 54 fouls this season in Primeira Liga action.

Carlos Mané MF,FW

Carlos Mané has 31.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Carlos Mané has 13.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Carlos Mané had 24 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Carlos Mané has 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Carlos Mané has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Carlos Mané has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 35 fouls this season. He has drawn 45 fouls this season in Primeira Liga action.

Ivo Pinto DF

Ivo Pinto has 6.0 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Ivo Pinto has 1.0 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

Ivo Pinto has 23 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Ivo Pinto has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Ivo Pinto has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Ivo Pinto has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 28 fouls this season. He has drawn 32 fouls this season in Primeira Liga action.

Francisco Geraldes MF,FW

Francisco Geraldes has 28.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Francisco Geraldes has 13.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Francisco Geraldes has 20 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Francisco Geraldes has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Francisco Geraldes has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Francisco Geraldes has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 20 fouls this season. He has drawn 46 fouls this season in Primeira Liga action.

Filipe Augusto MF

Filipe Augusto has 17.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Filipe Augusto has 4.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Filipe Augusto had 20 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Filipe Augusto has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Filipe Augusto has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Filipe Augusto has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 63 fouls this season. He has drawn 47 fouls this season in Primeira Liga action.

Pelé MF

Pelé has 10.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Pelé had 4.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Pelé had 19 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Rio Ave teammates, Pelé had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Pelé has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Pelé has 4 Red Cards this season. He has committed 26 fouls this season. He has drawn 40 fouls this season in Primeira Liga action.

Porto Team Stats

The Porto Offensive Stats and Metrics

Porto scored 1.62 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Porto was able to score 1.34 goals off assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Porto was able to score on 0.31 of their shots on target. This offense creates high quality shots.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Porto attempts 5.31 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Porto attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 38.2% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. They are among the best at ensuring that their shots reach the goalkeeper and striking fear in the hearts of opposing fans.

Porto Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Porto was able to hold opponents to 0.78 goals. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. Porto goalkeepers fended off 2.44 shots per 90 minutes. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Porto truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

Porto goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 66.7% of the time. The struggles are real when it comes to defending shots on target. Porto goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 43.8% of the time. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.







Porto Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Rio Ave had 16.69 crosses of the ball on the pitch. This puts Rio Ave in the top 44 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Rio Ave has successfully intercepted 11.41 passes per 90 minutes of action. Rio Ave is in the top 56 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Rio Ave commits 14.28 fouls. This puts Rio Ave in the top 77 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Rio Ave drew 16.72 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Rio Ave in the top 1 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Rio Ave committed an offside 2.19 times. This puts Rio Ave in the top 84 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Rio Ave Team Stats

The Rio Ave Offensive Stats and Metrics

Rio Ave scored 0.59 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This offense is incredibly impotent thus far. Rio Ave scored those goals off assists 75.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.44 assists. Compared to other teams, the concept of sharing the ball is quite foreign.

Rio Ave converted on 0.18 of attempted shots on goal. One of two things are happening here, this is a team that is extremely able to take shots on goal or they are just taking poor shots.

Rio Ave attempted 3.34 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. They are not attempting shots on goal enough. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Rio Ave attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 34.3% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Rio Ave Defensive Stats and Metrics

Rio Ave gave up 1.03 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. There is nothing remarkable about their defensive effort. This is a generally average defense. Rio Ave goalkeepers fended off 3.62 shots per 90 minutes. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 70.7% of shots on target were saved by Rio Ave goalkeepers. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 34.4% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Rio Ave. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.

Rio Ave Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Rio Ave had 16.69 crosses of the ball on the pitch. This puts Rio Ave in the top 44 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Rio Ave has successfully intercepted 11.41 passes per 90 minutes of action. Rio Ave is in the top 56 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Rio Ave commits 14.28 fouls. Rio Ave is in the top 77 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Rio Ave drew 16.72 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Rio Ave in the top 1 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Rio Ave committed an offside 2.19 times. Rio Ave is in the top 84 percentile in offside calls against them.

Porto vs. Rio Ave Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Porto 3 Rio Ave 0

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