Benfica vs Tondela Prediction and Betting Preview, 04 Jun 2020

The Match Is Over. Score: 0-0
Playing catch-up with table-toppers FC Porto, second-placed Benfica will be looking to pick up a couple of wins over the coming weeks to usurp the Dragons to the summit of the standings. First off, the Eagles will be looking to clinch maximum points against Tondela to remain hot on the tails of their arch-rivals Porto.
Match status: 2019-20 Primeira Liga - Matchweek 25
Venue: Estádio da Luz (Lisbon)
Benfica have been imperious so far this season with a whopping 59 points from 24 league games. The defending champions have been in stupendous form but have been bettered by the Dragons who are looking to snatch the trophy from the jaws of Bruno Lage’s side.

Head coach Bruno Lage has been receiving lots of plaudits for the amazing effort he has put in since arriving at the club. The crown of his achievements would be retaining his side’s league title come the end of the season.

Coming up against bottom-half outfit Tondela, the home side will be looking to take their relatively weaker opposition to the cleaners with a win in the bag. The Dragons should not even have to break a sweat to see off this side at the Estadio da Luz on Thursday evening.

Benfica vs Tondela Team News

Expected to sweep Vitoria Setubal aside very comfortably last time out in the Primeira Liga, Benfica fell short of expectations as they failed to muster a win to leapfrog Porto to the top of the log. The Eagles must have been disappointed by the outcome of the game given they were heads and shoulders above Setubal on the day.

Pressing high up the pitch, Benfica dominated proceedings right from kick-off but failed to find a route through the opposition’s stubborn defense. The supporters endured a drab first-half as both sides failed to muster any major openings, both sides struggling to get going.

However, the game soon opened up after the restart as both sides crafted a couple of gilt-edged chances in what was an entertaining second-period. Vitoria Setubal broke the deadlock through Carlinhos in the 46th minute with a cracking goal to send the home supporters into raptures.

Working their asses off to defend their lead, Benfica soon brought the game level through Pizzi, leaving the hosts heartbroken as both sides had to settle for a draw. The Eagles earned a point to keep up with table-toppers FC Porto.

Tondela, on the other hand, held Boavista to a one-all home draw at the Estadio Joao Cardoso on the last match-day. The Gold and Greens were really impressive and could easily have come away with the win but for some profligacy in the final-third of the pitch.

For this fixture, the Estadio da Luz factor is very likely to come into play as Benfica have turned this ground into something of a fortress all through the season. They have lost just twice on this ground so far this season.

Also, they have maintained an unbeaten status in each of their last four games across all competitions. However, three of those games ended in draws.

The Gold and Greens are sporting a rotten record heading into this game having secured only one win from their previous ten attempts. Their away form isn’t any better with five losses from their previous twelve games, four of which were registered over the last five league games. 

Injured or Suspended Players

Benfica: Gabriel, Jardel and Haris Seferovic.

Tondela: No injuries or suspensions.

Pre-Match Odds

Benfica: 1.168
Draw: 7.4
Tondela: 18.0

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

Who will win the match?

Benfica vs Tondela Predictions

The hosts are streets ahead of their opposition on the standings with a whopping 34 points separating Benfica from Tondela. In terms of quality, experience and squad talent, the Eagles clearly have the upper hand. As such, they should have enough about themselves to see off the Auriverdes with relative ease.

Fancy a comfortable Benfica victory on Thursday, Lage’s men grabbing no less than two goals in the process. Free-scoring Carlos Vinicius will already be licking his lips at the prospect of getting his name of the scoresheet multiple times before the sound of the final whistle.
Our Betting Tip:
Benfica Win To Nil @ 1.71
Correct Score:
Benfica 3-0 Tondela @ 6.00

Predicted Score-Related Betting Tips

Both Teams To Score:
BTTS - No @ 1.50
Over 2.5 @ 1.59
Team Goals:
Home Over 2.5 @ 1.92
Vinicius To Score @ 1.62
Home -1.5 AH @ 1.59
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