The reigning champion, Benfica continues its fight to win a new champion trophy, on Thursday night, when it will host Tondela, in the first stage of the resumption of the season in the Primeira Liga.
Benfica is expected to dominate this match. See below the analysis and the recommended betting tip for the Benfica – Tondela match.
Benfica’s form fell sharply in February. The Eagles suffered two consecutive defeats in the championship and were eliminated from the Europa League by Shakhtar Donetsk.
The beginning of March did not look better for Benfica either, drawing twice in a row, with the same score of 1-1, in the last 2 stages played against Moreirense and Setubal.
Currently, Benfica occupies the 2nd place and is only one point away from the leader of FC Porto.
It is the team with the highest number of goals scored this season and also with the lowest number of goals received.
Central defender Jardel, midfielder Gabriel and striker Haris Seferovic are not fit for the match with Tondela.
Tondela has suffered again this season, especially in the offensive phase, where the solutions are quite limited.
Before the break, Tondela suffered 3 consecutive defeats, and in the last stage he managed to get 1 point from the 1-1 draw against Boavista.
Tondela has one of the weakest attacks, managing to score only 20 goals in the 24 stages played.
It is on the 14th place, at a comfortable distance of 9 points, from the relegation area.
⚽️Probable and Absent Teams.
▪️Benfica (4-2-3-1): Vlachodimos – Tavares, Dias, Ferro, Grimaldo – Taraabt, Weigl – Pizzi, Rafa Silva, Cervi – Carlos Vinicius.
▪️Tondela (4-4-2): Claudio Ramos – Petkovic, Philippe Sampaio, Alves, Reyes – Pite, Joao Pedro, Pepelu, Murillo – Ronan, Richard.
⚽️History of Direct Confrontations.
▪️In the 9 direct meetings so far, Benfica has managed to impose itself 8 times.
▪️In this season’s tour, Benfica won with the score of 1-0 on Tondela’s field.
Football Prediction of the Day Benfica vs Tondela
It is clear that Benfica did not encounter any problems when they faced Tondela, managing to impose themselves almost every time.
The two teams are far too far apart in terms of value and I don’t think there will be any surprises in this match.
The break came at a wonderful time for Benfica, who had time to regroup after entering a downhill slope.
I think that Benfica will comfortably win this match, and my recommendation is to bet on the victory of the hosts at least 2 goals difference.
Bet Tips: handicap Benfica (-1)