In the third round in League Cup, União Madeira host Rio Ave.
After victory against Braga 2-1, União Madeira lost in the last round against Porto 3-1. Despite the fact that União Madeira play in the Segunda Liga they made very solid results.
In the play-off will qualified only 1st team from this group.
Porto stand at the top of the table with 7 points, but they played 3 matches.
Rio Ave lost both matches in group with the identical results 1-0 against Academica and Porto, so they practical finished their participation in this competition, so their coach Pedro Martins has decided to make many changes in team.
Rio Ave lost the last three matches in all competitions and on Sunday they want to make a good result in Portuguese Liga against Estoril, so they will be focused on that match.
The most of the players who will play tonight are the youngster (17, 18 and 19 years old), while many important players will b rested.
You can check the list of invited players for this match on the Rio Ave official website.
I don’t believe that União Madeira could go through in the play-off, but for sure they will be fully motivated to beat the team from the best Portugal league.
They have already showed that they can play against teams from the Portuguese Liga when they beat Braga 1-0 and it won’t be surprise if they win tonight.
Odds for home win are dropped a lot from 4.00 to 2.40.
Home win with an Asian handicap is the first betting option, but you can bet on pure home win for some small stake or in some combo bet.
União Madeira vs Rio Ave Betting Tip: Madeira +0 Ah @ 1.77 (Bet365)