Tondela vs Chaves
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 19th May 2019
Kick-off at 17.30 UK/ 18.30 CET
Venue: Estádio João Cardoso (Tondela).
The best game in the Primeira Liga this weekend, and maybe one of the best this season. It’s virtually a final between these teams and for survival nonetheless. These two teams are on either side of the cut-off line, and both are level on points, games won, drawn and lost. Both have conceded 52 goals so far in their respective league campaigns.
In the Primeira Liga, the tie-breaking criterion, should two teams finish level on points are – h2h points. So, as things stand, a win for Tondela will see them through to the next edition of the competition, and Chaves will be relegated, and a draw or win for Chaves will take them to the next season, and Tondela will be relegated, as Chaves already had won the reverse fixture of this tie.
Tondela vs Chaves Head-to-head (h2h)
- Seven of the last ten matches had goals from both teams.
- Chaves won the last two games.
- The last, a team on the road, won a tie was five years back.
- Except for a single tie, Tondela has scored two or more goals in every encounter at this stadium.
Tondela vs Chaves Prediction
As mentioned, this is virtually a final, and not for a title, but for survival. Expect that intensity from this game. Tondela needs a win, whereas Chaves just needs to avoid a loss. The equations are pretty simple, the execution of it might be not.
We can count on the home team to play attacking football from the beginning since they need a win at any cost. Their home advantage will play a huge role, and this can put the visitors under pressure. Nonetheless, there’ll be spaces left behind by the hosts in search of a goal, and Chaves can take advantage of it. Chaves also won the last two h2h clashes and reading that along with Tondela’s desperation, we can expect a goal from the visitors.
If or when the visitors get on the scorecard, then it’d be pandemonium. Tondela will go all-out for the win. They have scored two or more goals against this opponent in every meeting at this venue bar one. At one point or the other, they are getting on the scorecard.
As such, expect end-to-end stuff once things get a little heated. By one way or another, we’re about to witness a fierce, and thrilling goal-fest this Sunday.
Tondela vs Chaves Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.75 (3/4).