Porto vs Tondela
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 28 September 2018
Kick-Off at 20:30 UK / 21:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Do Dragao (Porto).
Porto successfully recovered from a shocking 2-3 loss to Vitoria Guimaraes in the third round. They went on to bag subsequent clean sheet wins over Moreirense and Vitoria Setubal to get their campaign up and running and keep ground on the likes of Benfica and Sporting Braga who are just one point away at the top of the standings.
Azuis e Brancos will have a nice opportunity to keep the good form going and climb up to the very top of the standings with a three-pointer in the first match of the sixth round against Tondela on Friday evening at Dragao.
The visitors come into this high on confidence after clinching their maiden win of the campaign. It came last weekend against Moreirense (2-0), but the raise in confidence-level will count for little when Auriverdes are up against the reigning champions here.
Porto vs Tondela: Head-to-head
- Porto won 4, drew 1 and lost 1 of 6 head to head matches against Auriverdes.
- Tondela scored just one goal in these six outings.
- None of them saw goals at both ends.
- Azuis e Brancos bagged two narrow 1-0 wins in H2H games in the previous term of Primeira Liga.
Porto vs Tondela: Prediction
Tondela are not the kind of opposition you expect to beat by three or more goals difference with ease. They ended the last season at 11th place in the Primeira Liga standing and they actually rarely lost by two or more goals difference in the entire campaign.
The hosts will certainly have the Champions League clash with Galatasaray in mind here. We’d even not be surprised to see the head coach Sergio Conceicao making some rotations to his starting XI here. This is why we fancy Tondela not to lose by three or more goals at the 1.60 odds as the main betting option here.
Since Porto only bagged a single goal in each of last term meetings with Auriverdes, we will alternatively back the Under 3.5 goals Ft bet at 1.66.
Porto vs Tondela: Bet Tips
Tondela +2.5 handicap @ 1.60 (3/5)
Under 3.5 goals FT @ 1.66 (4/6).