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As a fan of CD Tondela, it is not easy: As a rule, it is up to the last match to shake, before the whereabouts in the Primeira Liga can be celebrated all the more. This happened in the debut season four years ago, when Tondela finished 16th and just escaped the relegation places by one point. Even more nerve-wracking was the second season, which ended again in 16th place and this time it was even a goal that ensured the league. Only in the last season, it was a little quieter when the yellow-green landed after all in tenth place. Currently they are hardly worse, but due to the small distances in the lower midfield, there are again only two counters, which separates the kicker of coach Pepa from the relegation region.
At FC Porto, the problem situation is of course completely different. The dragons are in first place, but there are no points to give away. Benfica lurking just a counter behind. In the match between Tondela and Porto, the odds, unsurprisingly, give the guests the role of favorites. However, only a narrow victory is to be expected, since Porto has recently weakened a bit abroad and has personal worries on the offensive. Only two of the youngest five appearances have been won and three times Porto played draws instead. At Tondela against Porto, the tip is a success with a goal advantage with a 5 units unit.
Four years ago, Tondela rose for the first time in the top Portuguese league and the whereabouts was several times as described very narrowly realized. This season will certainly be no exception. The squad of Auriverdes is at most average stocked and should it once contain particularly talented kicker, they are quite quickly bought by financially stronger clubs. One example was 24-year-old central defender Yordan Osorio from Venzuela, who moved to the next Porto fixture before the season, but who then passed him on loan to Vitoria Guimaraes.
However, at least in the home stadium, things have gone better in the recent past: three out of the four home rounds of the season have been won in the last four games. Successes, which also succeeded against quite prominent opponents. After all, among other things with Sporting the fourth and Guimaraes the sixth of the tableau was defeated. A symbol of the slight upswing is offensive midfielder Tomane, who has scored in five of their last eight league appearances to become the best goalgetter at CDT. Due to injuries coach Pepa has to renounce in the duel with Porto but still on two players. These are David Bruno in defense and the 34-year-old veteran Bruno Monteiro in midfield.
The current champions seemed unstoppable in this season’s next title win. Porto won no fewer than 18 victories in the various competitions from the beginning of October to the first week of January this year. In the Primeira Liga alone, there were nine threes in a row. But in recent weeks, the success spoiled troupe stumbled. Although the Dragons remained unbeaten, but the winning succeeded only conditionally, as it shows three draws and as many successes in the last six matchdays.
In addition, the final were lost in the league trophy against Sporting on penalties and the first leg in the knockout stages of the Champions League at AS Roma. Especially abroad, it is only relatively moderately at Porto. Finally, the three previous stints in the stranger this season have all been cashed in the last four guest appearances. Draws were also made against teams that would normally not be a major problem for Coach Sérgio Conceição’s squad – for example in the cases of Vitoria Guimaraes or Moreirense.
Saddlefest, however, is still the defensive, which has with 12 goals or six on foreign terrain, respectively, the best record of all starters in the Portuguese House of Lords. The problems on the offensive can be explained in turn with the staff situation at Porto a piece. With Moussa Marega and Yacine Brahimi as well as the long-term injured Vincent Aboubakar currently missing three important offensive forces. Only the two former players come together on 14 goals this season and thus to about one third of all matches of the 28-times champion.
Tondela vs FC Porto head to head matches
28.09.18 PL FC Porto Tondela 1 : 0
19.01.18 PL FC Porto Tondela 1 : 0
13.08.17 PL Tondela FC Porto 0 : 1
17.02.17 PL FC Porto Tondela 4 : 0
18.09.16 PL Tondela FC Porto 0 : 0