Rio Ave Vs S.L Benfica Match Full Preview, Kickoff, En vivo, News update

Benfica and Rio will meet each other at Estadio do Rio Ave FC, The host looking for bounce back in the tournament after losing against Arouca by 3 – 1. On the other hand Benfica looking for six consecutive win in the tournament in terms of championship. Benfica needed this win to remain top of the table, they are on two points uper than 2nd sporting CP. This win will give some confidence to the team for next week fight against Bayern Munich in champions league quarter final. Benfica vs Rio Ave match will be the most interesting match of the tournament two league topper clash each other on 24 April 2016 at portuguese Primeira Liga. Benfica on the top of the league table with 76 points and  Rio Ave on 6th. Defending champion Benfica looking for another league title this year also and hopefully they will win title of 2015-16.

Rio Ave Vs S.L Benfica

Match details:

Match between: Benfica vs Rio Ave [En Vivo on Sports Maza]

Tournament: portuguese Primeira Liga

Date: 24 April 2016

Time: 7:30pm (GMT), 9:30pm (CEST), 8:30pm (WEST)

Day: Sunday


Venue details:

Stadium: Estadio do Rio Ave FC

Address: R. Dom Sancho I, 4480-876 Vila do Conde, Portugal

Seating Capacity: 2,815

Established: 1985


TV Channel list: Eurosport Australia, ESPN + Brasil, Sportklub 2 Croatia, Premium Sports Canada, ESPN UK / HD, Benfica TV Portugal, Digi Sport 4 Romania, Sports Broadband, NGSN USA.


Team squad:


Benfica: Ederson, Luisao (captain), Ljubomir Fejsa, Lisandro Lopez, Alex Grimaldo, Nicolas Gaitan, Konstantinos Mitroglou, Andreas Samaris, Raul Jimenez, Victor Lindelof, Jonas, Julio Cesar, Paulo Lopes, Eliseu, Goncalo Guedes,Pizzi, Eduardo Salvio, Jardel, Andre Almeida, Luka Jovic, Silvio, Mehdi Carcela-Gonzalez, Talisca, Nuno Santos, Renato Sanches,  Nelson Semedo, Steven Vitoria

Key player: Alex Grimaldo, Eduardo Salvio, Luka Jovic


Rio Ave: Cassio, Anibal Capela, Tarantini, Helder Postiga, Helder Guedes, Lionn, Andre Vilas Boas, Kuca, Renan Bressan, Edimar, Ukra, Pedro Moreira, Roderick Miranda, Pedrinho, Filip Krovinovic, Heldon, Alhassan Wakaso, Nelson Monte, Joao Novais, Ze Paulo, Marcelo, Vito,  Jaime Pinto, Rui Vieira, Tiago Andre, Nuno Santos, Yazalde, Ronan, Pedro Paulo, Joris Kayembe.

Key player: Jaime Pinto, Rui Vieira, Tiago Andre, Nuno Santos


Head to Head:

Match played: 34

Benfica won: 24

Rio Ave won: 3

Match draw: 7


Last 5 Matches:


2016 Apr 18 SL Benfica 2 – 1 Vitoria Setubal

2016 Apr 13 SL Benfica 2 – 2 Bayern München

2016 Apr 09 Academica de Coimbra 1 – 2 SL Benfica

2016 Apr 05 Bayern MunchenBAY 1 – 0 SL Benfica

2016 Apr 01 SL Benfica 5 – 1 Sporting Braga


Rio Ave:

2016 Apr 16 Arouca 0 – 0 Rio

2016 Apr 11 Rio Ave 2 – 0 Vitoria Guimaraes

2016 Apr 03 Moreirense 0 – 1 Rio

2016 Mar 18 Rio 1 – 0 Marítimo Funchal

2016 Mar 13 Nacional Funchal 1 – 0 Rio

Prediction: Benfica will be possible winner of this match and possible score will be BEN 2-0 RIO