Pite is back from injury and will be an option from the bench.
Pepa's XI will remain the same from last weekend's match.
With a 3-0 defeat to Vitória SC last weekend, Rio Ave are now in danger of losing fifth spot to Marítimo. Cardoso's men are undefeated at home since the start of December though, with six wins and a draw.
Tondela are in a pretty stable position in the table having only lost one defeat in their last five matches. However, they would like to improve their record away from home. In 2018, Pepa's side have only won once on their travels and scored just twice.
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