Estoril Praia will be hosting Rio Ave in the matchday three of the Primeira Liga on Friday evening.
Estoril Praia will be taking on Rio Ave in the matchday three of the Primeira Liga on Friday evening. The hosts have commenced their league campaign in a mixed way with a win and a defeat in their opening two games. Whereas, Rio Ave are yet to pickup even a point having lost both of their opening two fixtures. Estoril Praia sit at the eight spot in the table while their opponents are way behind them battling relegation at the 16th position.
|Estoril Praia vs Rio Ave||Key Details|
|Date||19 August, 2022 (Portugal)|
|Venue||Estadio Antonio Coimbra da Mota, Estoril|
|Kickoff time India||12:45 am IST (Saturday)|
|Kickoff time Portugal||8:15 pm WEST (Friday)|
Estoril Praia have been pretty disappointing in their recent fixtures. The club has managed only two wins to go with four losses in their last six games. The club will however fancy their chances to earn maximum points against a struggling Rio Ave side. Coach, Nelson Verissimo will know how crucial a win will be for his side to gather some sort of momentum in the early stages of the season.
Rio Ave have certainly found proceedings tough in the Portuguese first division. The club got promoted to the first tier after a successful campaign in 2021/22. Although disappointing, the club would have expected these difficult challenges during their initial stages in the first division. They will be desperate to beat Estoril Praia and get their league campaign up and running.
Estoril Praia will be without Goncalo Esteves and Lucas Africo. The former being suspended and the latter battling an injury. For Rio Ave, the only reported absentee will be Junio Rocha who is struggling with a severe fibula injury. Rest of the squad is available for selection.
Estoril Praia possible line-up: Figueira, Tavares, Alvaro, Vital, Joaozinho, Rosier, Ndiaye, Gouveia, Geraldes, Gomes, Joaozinho
Rio Ave possible line-up: Jhonatan, Pantalon, Santos, Amaral, Costinha, Guga, Gomes, Joca, Vitor, Ronaldo, Yakubu
The Portuguese Primeira Liga fixture between Estoril Praia and Rio Ave will take place at Estadio Antonio Coimbra da Mota, Estoril on Saturday at 12:45 am IST.
Live coverage of the match between Estoril Praia and Rio Ave will be available for Portuguese viewers on Sport TV.