Tondela vs Nacional
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 5th October 2018
Kick-Off at 15:30 UK
Venue: Estadio Jose Cardoso, Tondela.
The seventh round of Portuguese Primeira Liga is going to be opened on Friday afternoon at Estadio Jose Cardoso.
Both teams Tondela and Nacional have had awful start of the new campaign, and would love to win some points for a change.
This especially goes for the visitors who are currently sitting at the bottom of the table with only four points. It is not surprising to see bookies mark this squad as a big underdog against Tondela.
As for their opposition, the Green-Yellows are not doing much better. They are only a couple of positions and one point ahead of the Friday’s rivals, but the form is improving week by week.
After securing three big points at this stadium versus Moreirense, Tondela faced the reigning champions FC Porto in the previous round and lost the encounter narrowly 1-0. Only one out of the last six matches at this stadium ended with a loss for the home squad.
Nacional on the other hand are winless for four straight matches, and very low team spirits. They were defeated by Santa Clara as hosts last weekend.
Tondela vs Nacional: Head-to-head
These two teams have met six times in the past and interestingly, none of the encounters has ended without a winner.
Visitors have small 4-2 lead in terms of the victories. The most recent head to head clash was played at this same stadium in April 2017. Tondela won it 2-0.
The last three matches were always won by the home teams.
Tondela vs Nacional: Prediction
We are going to honour the tradition when it comes to full time winner. Hosts have high win rate in these clashes, plus Tondela shown a lot of improvements against Moreirense and Porto. Home team to win at 2.00 odds is the first pick.
When it comes to the goals market, 2 or 3 goals in the match seems like the most appropriate choice, while the price is also very decent
Tondela vs Nacional: Bet Tips
Home win @ Evens (2.00) odd.
Over 2.5 full-time match goals @ 9/10 (1.91).