Feirense vs Tondela
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Monday, 7th August 2017
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Marcolino de Castro.
Feirense enjoyed a solid 2016/17 by finishing 8th in the standings, their first campaign after winning promotion. They had a disastrous start to the season and were relegation bound by Christmas after managing 14 points from the first 17 matches. Things took a u-turn after the restart as they picked 10 wins from the next 17. They finished the campaign on a four match winning run beating the likes of Sporting and Benfica on the way. In the end, they were just 2 points behind the Europe League qualification zone.
On the other hand, Tondela made a dramatic escape to safety for the second year running. They won 5 of their final 6 matches of the season to get the better of Arouca on goal-difference. In the season before, they saved relegation by 1-point.
Feirense vs Tondela: Head-to-head
Feirense have an excellent h2h record against Tondela with 6 wins and 1 draw from 9 matches, losing twice.
Also, Feirense won the last three games against Tondela, all in the 2016/17 season, two in the league and one in the lone cup game.
Tondela are win-less in their five away trips to Feirense so far, lost 4 and drew 1.
Feirense vs Tondela: Prediction
Both teams are known for making nervous start to the season campaign. Therefore, managers are expected to adopt a safe approach. Goals will be at premium here, but Feirense certainly look like the team to edge a narrow win on Monday.
Feirense vs Tondela: Bet Tips
FT – Feirense to win for 2.25 odds with Betfair.
Under 2.5 goals for 1.57 odds with Betfair.
Correct FT Score: 1-0 for Feirense priced at 6.75 odds with Unibet.