Football Previews

Sporting vs Rio Ave live stream: Watch Primeira Liga online

By Mohamed Moallim

Sporting vs Rio Ave live stream: Watch Primeira Liga online

Published: 17:30, 15 January 2021 | Updated: 10:51, 16 September 2022

Sporting welcome Rio Ave for a Primeira Liga showdown at the Estadio Jose Alvalade on Friday evening (6.30pm kick-off, UK time).

Sporting XI: Adán; Quaresma, Coates, Borja; Porro, Palhinha, João Mário, Plata; Gonçalves, Santos, Tiago Tomás.

Rio Ave XI: Kieszek; Pinto, Borevković, Santos, Coentrão; Mané, Tarantini, Guga, Amaral; Gelson, Geraldes.

How to live stream Sporting vs Rio Ave online:

Bet365* are streaming this match live for account holders. Those who are interested in streaming Sporting vs Rio live can take advantage of this service by following the simple steps below.

  • Click on this link.
  • ‘Join now’ and enter details.
  • Log in and fund your account.
  • Navigate to the ‘In-Play’ link at the top of the homepage and select your desired event.

*Geo restrictions apply, 18+ only, must have a funded account or placed a bet in the last 24 hours, BeGambleAware. All odds and offers within this article are accurate at the time of writing (17:30, 15/01/21).

Where to watch Sporting vs Rio Ave on TV:

  • UK: FreeSports

Scoreline prediction: Sporting 2-1 Rio Ave

Compare football odds to get the best in the market using the Oddspedia tool below. Selecting a price will take you to the bookmaker’s sign-up page, where you can register, claim whatever welcome offer is available to new customers and place your bet. (18+ only, Be Gamble Aware)

Sporting vs Rio Ave build-up, pre-match team news & previous lineups:

Sporting remain unbeaten after their opening 13 matches, having registered 11 wins and two draws, which leaves them as the last unblemished side in Portugal’s top division and four points atop the championship table. Amorim’s men are currently on a four-game winning streak in the league, but go into this week’s Primeira Liga clash with Rio Ave looking to bounce back following their elimination from this season’s Taca de Portugal by Maritimo. It was Sporting’s first loss in all competitions since early October (1-4 v LASK in the Europa League qualifiers), subsequently ending a 15-match undefeated run.

Since a 0-2 loss to Benfica last January the Lions have gone 15 games without seeing an opposition team leave the Estadio Jose Alvalade with all three points. Across that run only Vitoria Setubal and FC Porto were able to grab a point, so Rio Ave are up against it. Currently stationed in mid-table, the Vilacondenses ended a three-match losing streak last time out when they ran out 3-0 winners over Portimonense, but on the road their recent form is less than stellar. Pedro Cunha’s side are on a three-game losing run and have only produced one win (0-1 at Farense) across their last seven away trips.

  • Sporting (vs Maritimo): Maximiano; Borja, Feddal*, Neto; Plata, Matheus, Palhinha, Mendes; Tabata, Tomas, Santos.
  • Rio Ave (vs Estoril Praia): Kieszek; Pinto, Borevkovic, Monte, Coentrao; Teixeira, Tarantini; Meshino, Geraldes, Mane; Pereira.

Zou Feddal serves a one-match suspension for Sporting, while Rio Ave head into this game without the services of Filipe Augusto and Junio with the latter recovering from a broken leg.

18+ New UK customers reg. with bonus code ENGFRA25. Max stake £1. Stake and 1/1 paid in cash, 25/1 paid in Free Bets. Free Bet valid for 7 days and stakes not returned. Limited availability. T&Cs apply.

18+ only. New Customers only. Bet £10* & Get £50* in Free Bets. Sign up, deposit between £5* and £10* to your account and bet365 will give you five times that value in Free Bets when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits. Min odds/bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply. *or currency equivalent.

18+ only. Full T&C’s Apply. New customers on mobile only. 7 days to claim and stake £10 minimum bet at odds of 1.5 or greater to qualify. Free, void, cashed out or partially cashed out bets do not qualify. Max 3x £10 free bets credited on bet settlement. Free bets must be used on 4 or more selections with selection odds of 1.3 or greater. Free bets are non-withdrawable and stake not returned with winnings. 7 day expiry.

18+. Use code GET66. New players only. Minimum 19 qualifying bets, stake not returned – one-time stake of £/$/€30, minimum odds 1.5, stake not returned. 1X wager the winnings. Wager from real balance first. Wager calculated on bonus bets only. Max conversion: 200. Valid for 7 days from issue. Withdrawal requests voids all active/pending bonuses. Excluded Skrill deposits. Full Terms Apply.

Deposit £10 Get £30 in Free Bets T&Cs apply

New customer offer. 18+ only. New UK, IE & Malta users only. Min. £10/€10 first deposit only using Debit Card or Trustly. Place a bet of £10 at min. odds of 1.5. Free bets expire in 90 days. T&Cs apply.

18+ only. New customers only. T&Cs apply.

Claim Here
20% boost on the World Cup outright winner market T&Cs apply

18+ only. Sign up today with bonus code ‘Matchbook30’. Place your first bet, it if loses, we will refund your first bet stake as a free bet. The first bet must be placed within 7 days of registration and at odds of 1.8 or more. The max refund is a single £30 free bet and will be applied to your account with 72 hours of qualifying bet settlement. Please play responsibly. Full Terms Apply

18+ only. T&Cs apply.

Claim Here
Get a £30 Matched Free Bet if your first Acca loses T&Cs apply

18+ only. *New UK customers only. Min Deposit: £5. Maximum Free Bet: £30. First bet on a Football or Horse Racing multiple with 3+ selections. Overall odds: 3.00 (2/1) or higher. Free Bets available upon settlement of the qualifying bet. Debit card deposits only. This is offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. 18+ Full terms apply.

18+ only. T&Cs apply. New customers only.

Claim Here

Players to watch:

Sporting: A major catalyst behind Sporting’s incredible run so far this campaign has been the emergence of 22-year-old Portuguese midfielder Pedro Goncalves, having signed from Famalicao last summer. The former Wolves player is their leading marksman on 11 goals — which he’s managed across 12 league outings — subsequently filling the void left by Bruno Fernandes, who just two seasons ago produced 20 strikes in 33 games. Goncalves, also known as Pote, grabbed his second assist in Sporting’s win over Nacional last time out meaning the native of Chaves has only failed to score or create in four games this season. Goncalves goes into this game, though, with one goal in four appearances which he’s surely determined to improve upon.

Rio Ave: Goals have been hard to come by for Rio Ave this season. Heading into matchday 14 they’ve managed to register nine times which is the fewest of any top 13 side. That being said, one individual that will be relishing this showdown is former Sporting academy graduate Carlos Mane who, during 94 appearances for the Lions in all competitions, managed 14 goals and 17 assists. He is currently Rio Ave’s leading marksman on two goals. Last time out against Portimonense, which his side won 3-0, the Portuguese winger ended a seven-match goal drought.

Primeira Liga 2020/21 recent form:

  • Sporting: WWWWD
  • Rio Ave: WLLLD

More live stream options: