Tondela vs Moreirense
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 23 September 2018
Kick-Off at 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Joao Cardoso (Tondela).
Tondela host Moreirense in a low-profile Primeira Liga affair on Sunday afternoon at Estadio Joao Cardoso. The hosts will be looking for their maiden victory of the season here, following their poor kick off to the campaign with just two draws and losses apiece so far.
Auriverdes continued to struggle last weekend when they fell 2-1 away at Sporting Braga in Taca da Liga. Can Pepa’s side arrest the current slump in form and turn their fortunes around when they take on the likes of Moreirense in front of the home fans?
The visitors began the new season in similar style. The only different is they’ve managed to pick up a single victory en route, beating fellow strugglers Nacional 1-2 on the road a month ago. They took one point in remaining three games, though, losing to Sporting and Porto and drawing to Belenenses.
Tondela vs Moreirense: Head-to-head
It’s Moreirense who lead the head to head tie by two wins coming into their ninth encounter with Auriverdes.
Teams snatched away wins in the previous term of Primeira Liga.
Both sides were on the scoresheet in five of past six head to head affairs.
Os Verdes e Brancos were much more successful in games at Estadio Joao Cardoso winning three and drawing one of four matches against Tondela there.
Tondela vs Moreirense: Prediction
Both teams are struggling for goals at the start of the new season. We thus would not be surprised to see the high-scoring H2H trend coming to an end here. Also, the match is of a big importance for both managers and we don’t expect any of them taking unnecessary risks in the opening stages.
We thus find the value in backing no goals in the first half at the 2.62 odds. Under 2.5 goals FT is also worth having at 1.70.
As for the outcome, the draw seems the most likable of three and you can consider backing it at the 3.10 odds.
Tondela vs Moreirense: Bet Tips
• Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.70 (7/10)
• Under 0.5 goals in the first half @ 2.62 (13/8).