Tondela vs Benfica Betting Tips
When defeating the Feirense, by 4 to 2, away from home, on Sunday, November 4, the Tondela managed to take off from the relegation zone. He reached the nine points (two wins, three draws and four defeats) rising to the thirteenth place in the Portuguese Championship.It was enough to ensure a quiet week for coach Pepa to work, but not much more than that. After all, the threat of sticking persists. The difference for the Aves, sixteenth place and first team in the relegation zone, is only two points.
What has differentiated the Tondela of the teams that are in that region of the table of classification is the offensive power. He managed to rock the network of rivals in 11 opportunities. Among the teams that are from the twelfth down position, it is the only one that presents an average higher than a challenge by confrontation.
The defensive system, which has been leaked eleven times, if it does not show spectacular numbers, at least can be ‘competitive’ in comparison with the direct rivals. It is the second best of the block of seven teams that at the moment appear as the most threatened by the fall to the Second League.
Tranquility has been a very rare item to be found in Benfica. After being beaten by Ajax 1-0 with a goal already added to the second half in the match that ended the first round of the group stage of the Champions League of Europe and be in difficult situation in the fight for the classification for the eighth-finals of the tournament, a crisis settled in the club.It was fueled by defeats in the Portuguese Championship against Belenenses (2-0) and Moreirense (3-1) and grew even more with a 1-1 draw in the return game with Ajax at Luz stadium in Lisbon, on Wednesday, November 7.
Equality left Benfica in third place in key E with four points. With Bayern leading and already ranked at ten, only an unlikely combination of results would take Ajax, who has eight, the second wave. Thus, the Portuguese team must even play the Europa League in the second half of the season.
In fact, this result is not enough to scandal and not even the performance of Benfica justifies the protests of fans who wave white wipes and ask the resignation of coach Rui Vitória.
This move is actually motivated much more by the results of last season when Benfica lost the national title to Porto and was humiliated with six defeats in the qualifying stage of the Champions League even having had the chance to be ‘downgraded’ for the Europa League.The coach was maintained by the board and the dissatisfaction of the fans ended up being ‘frozen’ by the good results of the beginning of season 2018/2019. With the first stumbles, the protests came to the surface. Any new glide will cause the tone of the requests for the exit of Rui Vitória to increase.A failure against the fragile Tondela could be the last straw. For the match, the coach may not have two of his top attacking players. Jonas (four games in the 2018/2019 Portuguese Championship season, one goal), which scored against Ajax, and Argentine Eduardo Salvio (seven games, one goal) are in the care of the medical department.
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There were only six matches involving Tondela and Benfica throughout history. Benfica beat five of them. Tondela’s only success, however, was in the latest. The club scored 3-2 in Lisbon in the second round of the previous season of the Primera Liga.
This is a risky betting game and opens up the possibility of non-standard guesses. There is no doubt about the technical superiority of Benfica and, in this line of reasoning, the prognosis in the victory of the Lisbon team is the best option. The question, however, is in relation to the support of the players to coach Rui Vitória. The coach certainly balances in the position. If the athletes are not satisfied in their command, a lack of commitment allowing a stumble would facilitate their exit. However, there is no information on this, which blocks speculative bets.
Bet Tips: Benfica