Tondela vs Sporting Lisbon
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Monday, 19 February 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK
Venue: Estadio Joao Cardoso, Tondela.
Jorge Jesus’ squad has shown strong mentality during the mid-week action in Europa League. They had a tough match in Kazakhstan against Astana, and things were not looking good for Lions from Lisbon. Hosts had the lead at half-time mark, but we have seen big comeback in the 2nd half. Sporting won the duel 3-1 and made a big step towards the next round of this competition.
Because of that long trip, their Primeira Liga duel against Tondela was re-scheduled for Monday night. General impression is that competition for the title in Portugal has never been bigger. The big trio Porto, Benfica and Sporting are separated by only a couple of points at the top, so claiming victory in this match might be of massive importance for Sporting, especially after surprising loss to Estoril two weeks ago.
Tondela are currently 11th team on the table which collected 25 points from 22 duels. Their fans were going through a big nightmare in the last couple of weeks, but the losing streak (3 losses in a row) was finally interrupted last week with 2-0 win on the road against Pacos de Ferreira.
Tondela vs Sporting Lisbon: Head-to-head
Tondela’s fans never had an opportunity to celebrate victory against Sporting Lisbon. There were five head to head clashes in the past; Lions won three, while two ended without a winner. The first duel this season was played in the capital back in September 2017. Sporting won it 2-0 thanks to the goals scored by Mathieu and Bruno Fernandes.
Tondela vs Sporting Lisbon: Prediction
Visitors might have a lot of troubles with fitness for this clash. They just returned from Kazakhstan after an exhausting match. Tondela scored at least one goal in the last ten appearances at home. I am backing them to win the match in +1.0 Asian Handicap.
Tondela vs Sporting Lisbon: Bet Tips
Tondela to win in +1.0 AH @ 2.10
1-1 Correct Score @ 8.00