Pacos de Ferreira vs Tondela
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 9 February 2018
Kick-Off at 20:30 UK
Venue: Estadio da Capital do Movel (Pacos de Ferreira).
Pacos de Ferreira continued the fine spell of form in the final third last weekend netting two goals in third straight league tie, but the defensive line allowed a bit too many at Estadio Dom Alfonso Henriques. The Beavers have thus ended the two-win streak, but they have a nice opportunity to rebound in the first game of the new Matchday as they host the struggling Tondela on Friday.
The visitors have somewhat ruined the good job they’ve done in the first part of the season and the continuation of their slump might put their top flight status in jeopardize. Auriverdes come into this off the back of three consecutive defeats in Primeira Liga. Whilst the first in the run (to Porto) could be justified, the next two which have seen the team concede five goals to Estoril and Moreirense certainly ring the alarm bells at Estadio Joao Cardoso.
Such defensive woes of Tondela’s will be the music to the ears of the Beavers’ attacking line which looks super impressive under the new manager Joao Henriques. The hosts might lack a true predator in the final third, but goals can come from anywhere. Bruno Moreira and Luiz Phellype have mainly been the catalysts for the rise in team’s form and we’ll look for the anytime goalscorer bets between this duo.
Pacos de Ferreira vs Tondela: Head-to-head
This will only be the eighth head to head encounter between the two teams.
Draw happened on three occasions while sides have two wins apiece coming into this one.
None of last three meetings offered the winner.
Four of last five H2H matches saw both teams on target.
Pacos de Ferreira vs Tondela: Prediction
The hosts have been picking up their form recently under Joao Henriques and we believe they’ll be able to capitalize on it on Friday against the out-of-form opposition.
The home is priced up at the 2.15 odds, while Tondela’s defensive woes make the 2.20 odds offered for the Beavers to net two or more goals look sweet as well.
Pacos de Ferreira vs Tondela: Bet Tips
Pacos de Ferreira to win @ 2.15
Pacos de Ferreira Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.20