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The LigaPro clash at Estádio João Cardoso on Saturday sees hosts Tondela go into battle with Mafra.
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Tondela will be looking for an improved result here following a 0-1 LigaPro defeat in their last game at the hands of Belenenses.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games that Tondela have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Tondela have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 13 goals along the way.
Mafra will come into the clash following a 2-1 LigaPro win with the downing of Porto B in their previous match.
In that game, Mafra managed 43% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. The scorer for Mafra was Mésaque Djú (44'). Porto B got 11 shots at goal with 6 on target.
Mafra have been dangerous up front leading up to this encounter, having scored 9 goals in their last 6 matches. Having said that, Mafra can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same matches. We will find out if that trend will be continued on here.
Head to head
The previous league fixture between these sides was LigaPro match day 25 on 19/03/2023 when the final score was Tondela 1-2 Mafra.
On that occasion, Tondela managed 47% possession and 9 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Daniel Dos Anjos (11').
On the other side, Mafra got 11 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Pité (56') was the scorer.
Team News: Tondela
The Tondela manager Nuno Campos will be grateful to have no fitness worries at all before this match owing to a fully healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: Mafra
Due to a fully healthy squad available to select from, the Mafra boss doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all coming into this game.
Our assessment here is that Mafra will have a tough ask to score goals against this Tondela side who should manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
We’re therefore expecting a highly competitive game with a 1-0 win for Tondela when the referee blows for full-time.
Looking forward to watching this one unfold.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio João Cardoso (5,000)
Chairman: Gilberto Neves Coimbra
Manager: Nuno Campos
Competitions: LigaPro position 16