FC Porto vs Tondela
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Monday, 16 December 2019
Kick-off at 20:15 UK / 21:15 CET
Venue: Estádio do Dragão (Porto).
FC Porto have not put a foot wrong in front of the home crowd this season. Given that Tondela have been admitting defeat in their last three visits here as well, count on the hosts to be too hot to handle this week.
FC Porto vs Tondela Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash saw FC Porto pick up a 3-0 win.
- FC Porto have kept a clean sheet in each of their previous five games.
- Only one of their past eight meetings have finished as a tie.
- Two of their last eight fixtures have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Tondela have registered a win just once in their previous eight encounters. (W-1, D-1, L-6)
FC Porto vs Tondela Prediction
FC Porto are on a solid unbeaten streak at the moment and will be welcoming Tondela this week on the back of a 3-2 win at home over Dutch outfit Feyenoord in the Europa League.
The hosts have been causing all sorts of trouble in their domestic campaign as well. They have picked up the win in ten of their last twelve fixtures. And have stumbled just once this term as well.
With thirty-two points in the bag, the home side are currently hot in pursuit of the top spot and are just four points shy of present league leaders Benfica.
On the other hand, Tondela picked up their first win in three games by taking down Famalicao on the road by a 3-2 scorecard. Be that as it may, the visitors have been erratic so far and have just two wins from their past five clashes on the trot.
It is also worth mentioning that FC Porto have been demanding respect in their previous clashes with this foe here, and have secured the bragging rights in each of their last three encounters. To add to it, the home side are on a stellar winning streak at home right now and have secured maximum points from their previous six games here.
Furthermore, they have picked up the win by a two-goal margin or more in five of those fixtures.
Hence, although Tondela have been branded as the second-best away side in the cluster, the stature of their counterparts and their h2h record here, certainly suggest an easy win for FC Porto.
Additionally, as previously mentioned, FC Porto have been known to run riot in the final third, especially on home soil. Fifteen of the twenty-five goals for them so far have come from their clashes here.
Taking into account that half of the last six outings for Tondela have also been high scoring affairs, expect over 2.5 goals on the charts without fail in this one.
FC Porto vs Tondela Betting tips
FC Porto -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).