Tondela vs Sporting
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Monday, 7 January 2019
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Joao Cardoso (Tondela).
Tondela finished the year in a strong fashion and continued such form in the first fixture of 2019 as well. They made it three victories on the spin in all competitions on Wednesday evening beating Santa Clara 1-2 on the road. Back-to-back league wins came after a thread of four straight losses. The team thus escaped the red zone and are for points clear off 16th-placed Maritimo coming into Monday’s clash with one of league’s heavyweights.
Sporting Lisbon overtook arch-rivals Benfica in the second place of the league ladder after the mid-week Matchday. They dispatched Belenenses 2-1 on the home patch on Thursday night thanks to goals from Bruno Gaspar and Miguel Luis. They thus bounced back from a shocking 1-0 defeat to Vitoria Guimaraes in the previous round.
Tondela vs Sporting: Head-to-head
Tondela were never a tricky opposition to the Lions.
Sporting won four and drew two of six H2H gams with Tondela.
Interestingly, five of these six H2H affairs saw goals scored at both ends.
Sporting won each of three away matches against Tondela netting eight goals in the process over the course of history.
Tondela vs Sporting: Prediction
We’d not be surprised to see the continuation of a BTTS trend in this head to head match-up. Sporting were by no means impeccable on travels so far in the season as they won three, drew one and lost as many as three of seven away fixtures in the league. Marcel Keizer’s men kept their net untouched just once in 13 away matches in all competitions this season.
Since Tondela netted two or more goals in all of last four outings across competitions, we have to fond the value in backing goals at both ends at the odds of 1.80. You can have the same odds for the Over 2.5 goals FT bet, while Sporting to win & BTTS is paid at 3.40.
Tondela vs Sporting: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.80 (4/5)
Sporting to win & BTTS @ 3.40 (12/5).