Benfica vs Tondela
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 28 April 2018
Kick-Off at 18:15 UK
Venue: Estadio da Luz (Lisbon).
Tondela are undefeated in four straight league games, but the streak will be on a huge test on Saturday evening when they travel to the capital to take on the title chasers Benfica at Estadio da Luz. The Eagles had everything in their own hands before the direct clash with Porto weeks ago, but Hector Herrera’s late stoppage-time goal brought Porto a huge win at Luz, launching Sergio Conceicao’s men two points clear off Benfica at the very top of the standings.
The team led by Rui Vitoria now has to win each of remaining three games and hope for Porto’s slip-up at the same time in order to lift the trophy. Benfica were on the brink of getting out of the contest at all last weekend when they barely managed to break Estoril’s resistance. It happened not before the second minute of the added time when Eduardo Salvio found the back of the net for a massive three-pointer at Estadio Antonio Coimbra da Mota.
Benfica vs Tondela: Head-to-head
Tondela have never been a tricky opposition to Benfica.
The Eagles win each of five head to head games with the impressive 19-2 goal difference.
Benfica bagged nine goals in last two wins over Tondela.
Benfica vs Tondela: Prediction
The visitors were pretty inspired in the final third lately, bagging a goal in each of last five matches. They netted three in the last weekend’s demolishing home win over Desportivo Aves. Also, they only shipped three in last five league games on the road. Given that Benfica did not score more than two goals in any of last six league games, we fancy Benfica Under 2.5 Team Goals pick at the 2.40 odds here.
Tipsters who prefer rather safer betting options can back Benfica Under 3-5 Team Goals at 1.53. Tondela are also 1.95 not to lose by three or more goals difference which does represent a nice pick regardless of Benfica’s huge dominance in the head to head stats.
Benfica vs Tondela: Bet Tips
Benfica Under 2.5 Team Goals @ 2.40
Tondela +2.5 handicap @ 1.95