Tondela – Sporting : Preview & Prediction
Tondela and Sporting play at João Cardoso Stadium in a match for the 16th round of the Primera Liga. The record of recent direct clashes favors the away team, who in the last 6 games won 4 and drew 2. The previous direct confrontation between these two teams, on 02-02-2018, ended with Sporting’s victory by (1-2) . The home / off condition deserves special attention, since although this is a game between 14th and 2nd of the overall standings, it is actually a confrontation between the 14th placed in home games and the 8th as a visitor.
Tondela team is currently in 14th place with 15 points earned after 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate game, won at home against the Marítimo by (2-1). In the latter, he won out against Santa Clara by (1-2). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it achieves practically the same points at home, where it scored 8 goals and suffered 10, and away with 10 goals scored and 12 conceded. For the championship, the Tondela won 8 points in 24 possible, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in the last 8 games that played in his stadium. In their domestic league games the most frequent result in the break was 0-1 (3 out of 8 matches). The team has not been very strong defensively, as it has always conceded goals in the last 10 games, but its attack has regularly scored, since it has managed to achieve in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 15 games in this event, he suffered the first goal 8 times and only got 1 turnaround.
Tondela enters this motivated game after a 2-1 win at the Santa Clara field, registering the series of two victories in the league: the two goals of the team were signed by Pité. Coach Pepa should replace his team with a 4-3-3 with a goal of taking advantage of the counterattack. In this drawing the three players responsible for putting the “enemy” defense on the defensive are Delgado, Murillo and Tomané, the latter being one of the best scorers in the team with 3 goals scored. For this game the coach again has António Xavier and Hélder Tavares, players who completed suspension in the last encounter.
Sporting is currently in 2nd place with 34 points, after 11 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. In the penultimate game, lost out against Guimarães by (1-0). In the last game, won at home against the Belenenses by (2-1). This is a stronger team in their field, where they won 24 points, against only 10 in their games as a visitor. In the last 7 away games for the championship Sporting have recorded 3 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses, so they have won 10 points out of 21. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point as he has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 15 games for the Primera Liga, he conceded the first goal 7 times but managed to get back to the result in 4. In the last 8 games for all competitions there is a period that stands out: he scored 9 of his 19 goals in the minutes ( 61 ‘-75’).
Sporting enter this match after a 2-1 win at the Belenenses, returning to victories after the defeat against Vitória de Guimarães: the goals of the team were signed by Bruno Gaspar and Miguel Luís. in a 4-3-3, preferring a faster style of play, with the three most advanced pieces being Jovane Cabral, Diaby and Bas Dost. One of the strengths of the visiting emblem is the way they approach standing balls, and they usually show great competence in this aspect. Dutchman Bas Dost is Sporting’s top scorer with 10 goals scored. Coach Marcelo Keizer should not be able to rely on Battaglia, Wendel and Fredy Montero due to injury.
Tondela – Sporting : Betting Tips
Sporting – Win Odds: 1.55
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70