Benfica vs Tondela
Portugal Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 8 January 2021
Kick-Off at 19.00 UK
Venue: Estadio da Luz, Lisbon.
Benfica have wasted great opportunity to narrow the gap between them and leaders Sporting Lisbon. The Eagles have faced Santa Clara on Monday and that duel ended without winner 1-1 FT.
This means they are still 3rd placed squad in Portuguese Primeira Liga, but hoping to return to winning ways on Friday night. Benfica hosts Tondela and another draw would surely raise many questions within the club.
The odds on home victory are at very low 1.20 rate at the moment. Their opponents are just one point away from the relegation zone, so probably expectations from their fans are low as well. Since home victory hardly gets us anywhere in terms of profit, let’s seek some alternatives.
Benfica vs Tondela Head-to-head
Tondela were the ones to severe Benfica and their title hopes last season, holding their home ground and keeping Eagles to a goalless draw.
The last three head to head clashes between these two teams have ended Under 2.5 goals.
Of course, all-time stats are heavily going in favour of Benfica who have won eight out of ten games, while losing only one. On average, Eagles score 2.6 goals per match against Tondela.
Benfica vs Tondela Prediction
If they want to be an active chase for the title this season, Benfica SL definitely have to improve in the back. They have conceded 13 goals so far in 12 appearances, which is way under their standards.
Jorge Jesus is having a rough time after losing the Super Cup match to Porto FC recently, and then failing to beat Santa Clara on the road. They had the lead in that duel thanks to goals scored by Nunez Ribeiro, but failed to keep a clean sheet. Haris Seferovic has scored six goals in nine appearances for the team so far, but was sidelined for the last three weeks.
Tondela are most likely going to battle against relegation in this campaign. The squad has collected only 12 points from 12 appearances, but managed to finally end the bad series of results last weekend. They were victorious against Famalicao 1-0. We believe it’s time for Benfica to take all three points and to keep net intact.
Benfica vs Tondela Bet Tips
Home win to nil’ @ 1.72
Benfica to win both halves @ 2.25.