Belenenses vs Tondela
Portugal Primeira Liga
Date: Monday, 25 January 2021
Kick-Off at 14.30 UK
Venue: Estadio Nacional, Oeiras.
Belenenses host Tondela in a highly-important relegation six-pointer on Monday afternoon at Estadio Nacional. The hosts have not been pulling up any trees of late and will enter the game off the back of a dreadful thread of four losses and a draw in the last five league affairs. A dismal run has dropped them down to the penultimate position in the Primeira Liga standings. However, a win here would see them go lock on points with the 11th-placed Tondela.
The visitors escaped the relegation area by winning two of the last three league matches. However, they still have a mountain to climb to save the elite tier status by the end of the season. A negative result in Oeiras would get them straight back to the red zone.
Belenenses vs Tondela Head-to-head
- Belenenses have the head to head tradition to back them up in such an important contest.
- O Belem won 6, drew 5, and lost just 1 of 12 encounters with Tondela so far.
- Tondela are yet to claim their first win on the road against Belenenses (2 losses and 4 draws in 6 matches at Estadio Nacional).
- Just one of the last eight head to head matches between the two outfits has seen three or more goals scored.
Belenenses vs Tondela Prediction
O Belem have by far the weakest attacking record in the league. They scored just 6 goals in 14 games so far in the season. However, five of these six goals have come on their own patch where Petit’s men have shown much better displays so far in the season. Tondela, on the other side, are a completely different team when they play away from home. The Pako Ayestaran’s squad has clinched only one point in six away matches this season, conceding as many as 15 goals in the process.
If we add the head to head record to Tondela’s dismal adventures on travels in this term, it is hard to think of the away win as a pick, despite O Belem’s horrendous spell of form. We expect a nervous and tight affair with very few goal-scoring chances. The draw will thus be our first betting option at the 3.00 odds, while the Under 2.5 goals FT seems as a banker bet at the 1.57 odds.
Belenenses vs Tondela Betting Tips
Draw @ 3.00
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.57.