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Sporting vs Tondela Prediction & Betting tips
Sporting welcomes Tondela late Thursday night and the signs before the game are clear. A top team meets a team that is fighting against relegation. Accordingly, before the game Sporting Lisbon vs. Tondela’s odds also point to a clear favorite role for the host.
The host is currently in fourth place and is tied with third-placed Braga. And Sporting wants to at least achieve this place this season. A compulsory victory against Tondela should lay the foundation for this.
However, a close look at the table in the Primeira Liga shows that Tondela is still struggling with relegation concerns. 14th and 29th points are by no means the salvation, because the advantage over 16th place is only four points at the moment.
Both teams urgently need points to achieve their own goal of the season. The hosts are better off individually, so before the game Sporting Lisbon vs. Tondela our prediction that the capitals will win the game.
Sporting Lisbon had some plans before this season. Ideally, they wanted to play for the title, but the gap to Porto and Benfica is huge after 26 match days. The leaders Porto are 18 points short, Benfica 15 points. The fans are disappointed that you are so far from the top spots.
One of the reasons for this is Bruno Fernandes’ departure in winter. But before that, Sporting always failed. But that doesn’t change the fact that before the game Sporting Lisbon vs. Tondela’s odds speak clearly for a win for the hosts.
The third game day after the season break is now on the program. The first two games were rather average for the host. Guimaraes was played 2-2, Pacos Ferreira had a tedious 1-0 win. The big momentum is still missing at the moment.
One reason for the gap is the eight defeats Sporting has suffered so far – four of them at home alone. That is simply too much for a club with high standards. In addition, the early exit from the Europa League rounds off the impressions of this season in the first knockout round.
A look at the Primeira Liga table shows that Sporting is currently fighting for third place. They are currently fourth, tied with third place, Sporting Braga. The surprise team Famalicao is fifth, three points behind. The battle for places will be exciting, especially since Sporting still has to compete in Porto and Benfica.
Most recently, coach Ruben Amorim had his team appear in a formation with a three-way chain. Against Pacos Ferreira it was the young Jovane Cabral who saved Sporting with his winning goal. Otherwise, the offensive remained largely pale, which leads to the next problem. Since Bruno Fernandes left, Luiz Phellype has been the best shooter with six goals – and is currently injured.
There is simply a lack of reliable goal scorers. 40 goals in 26 games is not a particularly good result. In addition, the defensive is not always stable, unnecessary point losses are due to the lack of balance. Attacking lacks efficiency and determination, defenses are defensively responsible for conceding too many goals.
In addition to the aforementioned failure of Luiz Phellype, Luciano Vietto will also have to pass. The offensive player was replaced recently struck. Otherwise Ruben Amorim can fall back on his complete squad.
The guest from Tondela wants to try to annoy him in this game. The form encourages, because after the break in the season a 0: 0 against SL Benfica was brought before Desportivo Aves was defeated with 2: 0. The two games without conceding a goal were important and gave the team a positive feeling right at the beginning of the remaining season.
Before the game Sporting Lisbon vs. Tondela nevertheless indicate the odds that there will not be much to get in the Portuguese capital.
For Tondela, as mentioned above, the primary goal is to ensure relegation. There is a four-point advantage over a relegation zone. In addition to the good form from the last two games, the goal difference also speaks for Tondela. With -8 you have the best record of the relegation candidates – that can be decisive in the end.
In addition, Tondela is remarkably well away from home. Not only was the 0-0 at Benfica a pointer, but generally it is the five wins abroad – with only five draws. The club is significantly stronger away than at home, earning significantly more points on average. With this record in the back, something should also be possible at Sporting.
Tondela coach Natxo Gonzalez will have a plan for the game at Sporting Lisbon. His team recently acted very stable in a 4-4-2 system, seemed extremely well balanced. The technical skills, especially in the midfield, should not be underestimated. Tondela can switch quickly and accurately after winning the ball, and also has a certain speed on the offensive.
Tondela also has the problem of missing a top goal scorer. With three goals (!) Denilson and Ronan are the best shooters with the guest. Only midfielder Joao Pedro will fall out, who has to serve a yellow card. Otherwise Natxo Gonzalez can draw from the full.
Sporting vs Tondela head to head matches
03.11.19 PL Tondela Sporting 1 : 0
11.05.19 PL Sporting Tondela 1 : 1
07.01.19 PL Tondela Sporting 2 : 1
19.02.18 PL Tondela Sporting 1 : 2
16.09.17 PL Sporting Tondela 2 : 0