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Aves vs Belenenses: Preview and Predictions

Aves vs Belenenses
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Monday, 11th September 2017
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estádio do CD das Aves (Vila das Aves).

The newly promoted Aves look for their first win of the season when they host a resilient Belenenses on matchday 5 of the 2017/18 Portuguese Primeira Liga campaign.

Aves are coming on the back of three defeats from their four matches so far, while a point is earned from the 2-2 draw away at Pacos Ferreira. It has to be highlighted that the team has failed to score in those three games and suddenly find themselves at the rock bottom of the Primeira Liga standings.

They are one of the teams that could go down to the second division. They did get relegated within one season in their previous three stints at the top division, the latest coming in 2006/07. To defy the odds, they must start making the home advantage count.

On the other hand, Belenenses did relatively well in the opening weeks of the new season. They managed to pick 1 win and 1 draw from their 4 games so far, while losing in two. One of those defeats came away at Benfica, while the other at Rio Ave. Meantime, they managed to bag a win against Maritimo, who finished 6th in the league last season.

Aves vs Belenenses: Head-to-head

Aves picked 3 wins and 2 draws from their last six meetings with Belenenses, losing just once.

They won all the three home matches during the period and scored a minimum of 2 goals in those wins.

Aves vs Belenenses: Prediction

The previous two home games of Aves were against the elite teams in the league, Sporting and Braga. It is very likely that they will shrug off those defeats and regroup in a positive manner against a side of Belenenses’ stature. The visitors have made a decent start to the season, but there are little elements that suggest they are good enough to earn an away win here.

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