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The Primeira Liga match at Estádio Nacional on Wednesday sees home side Belenenses
taking on opponents Tondela
. View all Belenenses v Tondela tips, stats and our pre-match poll below including the latest game odds.
Belenenses will be hoping for a better result following a 1-3 Primeira Liga loss in their previous game against Sporting Lisbon. In that game, Belenenses had 44% possession and 11 shots at goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Belenenses was Licá (9'). Sporting CP had 12 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Sebastián Coates (21') and Jovane Cabral (36', 45') scored for Sporting Lisbon.
Armando Petit's Belenenses have hit the back of the net a sum total of 5 times in their preceding 6 outings. The comparative number of goals that have been scored against them in those fixtures is 6.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Belenenses:
- have not lost a league tie with Tondela in their last 4 matches.
- have not won at home in their last 3 league matches.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Paços de Ferreira in Primeira Liga competition, Tondela and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one. In that game, Tondela had 64% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 4 on target. For Tondela, goals were scored by Yohan Tavares (68' Own goal) and João Pedro (88'). On the other side, Paços de Ferreira had 14 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Douglas Tanque (10', 45') scored for Paços de Ferreira.
It is worth noting that Tondela have suffered from a shortage of goals over their last six games, recording the disappointing return of only 4. In those matches, Auriverdes have also seen the collective goal aggregate of opposing teams equal 8.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Tondela:
- have not been beaten by Belenenses when they've played them away from home in the last 3 league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 4 league games.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 05/02/2017 tells us that Belenenses have won 2 of these & Tondela 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 3.
A combined sum of 8 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 4 from Azuis and 4 created by Auriverdes. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.33.
The last league game between the two was Primeira Liga match day 12 on 01/12/2019 and the score finished Tondela 0-1 Belenenses. In that match, Tondela had 61% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Belenenses had 11 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Licá (49') was the scorer. The referee was Rui Costa.
Team News: Belenenses
Francisco Varela (Muscle Injury), Tomás Ribeiro (Unknown Injury) and Eduardo Kau (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be taking part for Belenenses gaffer Armando Petit.
We are thinking that Azuis could opt for a 3-4-3 system this time and select André Moreira, Luis Silva, Nuno Coelho, Thibang Phete, Nilton Varela Lopes, Manuel Cafumana Show, Andre Santos, Tiago Esgaio, Marco Matias, Mateo Cassierra and Luis Carlos Lica.
Team News: Tondela
Due to a fully healthy squad available to select from, Tondela manager Natxo González has no fitness worries at all coming into this game.
We’re of the thinking that Auriverdes seem most likely to begin the game with a 4-3-3 system, starting Claudio Ramos, Marko Petkovic, Philipe Sampaio, Yohan Tavares, Filipe Ferreira, João Pedro Machado, Pepelu, João Lamine Jaquité, Jhon Murillo, Ronan David Jeronimo and Richard Rodrigues.
We feel that Tondela and Belenenses could find scoring goals difficult here. Let’s see how this one goes, but it looks this could be a game with minimal goal-scoring opportunities. We’re therefore tipping a very close game with a 0-0 scoreline when the referee blows the final whistle.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Nacional (37,593)
Captain: Gonçalo Silva
Chairman: Rui Pedro Soares
Manager: Armando Petit
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 14
⭐ Star Player: Licá
Regularly playing in the Left Wing position, Licá was born in Lamelas, Portugal. Having made his senior debut playing for Académica in the 2008 - 2009 season, the dangerous Forward has bagged 7 league goals in this Primeira Liga 2019 - 2020 campaign to date in 28 appearances.