Benfica vs Tondela
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 22 January 2017
Kick-off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Estadio da Luz, Lisbon.
The Portugal Primeira Liga leaders Benfica will look to preserve the 4 point lead over Porto when they welcome a relegation threatened Tondela on Sunday evening.
Benfica are coming on the back of an excellent 6-2 win over lower league side Leixoes in the mid-week cup games. They were surprisingly held to a draw at home by Boavista in the previous league game and will be keen to drop no more points to safeguard their position at the top of the table. Benfica are unbeaten at home in 8 league matches this season picking up 6 wins. However, they were held to draws on two occasions.
Tondela are at the foot of the league table with 10 points from their 17 games so far. They recorded 2 wins and 2 draws from their 17 games so far, suffering 11 losses. Away from home, they are yet to win a match in the current campaign. They picked only 2 points from the 8 away games so far. Tondela are coming on the back of a 6 match win-less run, which contains 5 defeats and a draw.
Benfica vs Tondela: Head-to-Head Stats
The teams had only met on three previous occasions due to Tondela’s lower league status for a long time. Benfica won in all those games scoring a total of 10 goals as against 1 conceded. Tondela’s only previous visit to Estadio da Luz finished in a 4-1 FT score-line.
Benfica vs Tondela: Prediction
This is a huge mismatch on paper and we can expect the exact on the playing field as well. Benfica are huge favorites and very likely to justify the tag with a comfortable win. So an Asian handicap of 2 of more goal margin for the home side is highly recommended.
Benfica vs Tondela: Bet Tips
Full-Time Asian Handicap: Benfica -2.5 at 6/5 (2.20)
Over 1.5 goals in first-half at 1/1 (2.00).