Desportivo Aves vs Tondela
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 17 August 2018
Kick-Off at 20:30 UK / 21:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Clube Desportivo das Aves, Vila das Aves.
Tondela were on a streak of four consecutive victories in pre-season friendlies, but it counted for little as they fell in the opening round of the new Primeira Liga season.
Auriverdes were the better side on the pitch against Belenense, but they struggled to find a breakthrough and convert chances and were brutally punished through Fredy’s lone goal of the game which saw Belenenses get away with the spoils from Estadio Joao Cardoso.
Pepa’s men will thus be looking to bounce back on Friday evening when they travel to Vila das Aves to take on the shocking Taca da Portugal winners Desportivo Aves.
The hosts also started the new Primeira LIga campaign with a loss last weekend as they fell short against Vitoria Setubal 2-0 away at Estadio do Bonfim.
Aves vs Tondela: Head-to-head
- Tondela won both of last term meetings with Aves, but the hosts still lead the head to head tie by a single win coming into 11th encounter with Auriverdes.
- Interestingly, only one of last six head to head outings brought goals at both ends.
- Tondela picked up narrow 0-1 wins in last two visits to Estadio Clube Desportivo das Aves.
Aves vs Tondela: Prediction
The low-scoring H2H trend could easily be continued on Friday given that both teams struggled to create up front in their maiden league clashes.
The Under 2.5 goals FT is definitely our top betting suggestion at the 1.57 odds here.
As far as outcome goes, it’s really hard to say which of the two teams is closer to grabbing the spoils.
The home court advantage counted for little in previous head to head games between these two sides which is why it’s hard to see the value in the home win pick at 2.35.
The draw somehow looks to be the most likable of three outcomes and it can be backed at the 3.00 odds.
However, we will go for the Under 0.5 goals in the first half bet at 2.37 expecting both managers to start the game in a rather more careful approach.
Aves vs Tondela: Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 3/5 (1.60)
Under 0.5 goals in the first half @ 8/5 (2.60).