Tondela vs. FC Porto 7/9/20 Primeira Liga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tondela 7-9-14, FC Porto 23-4-3
7/9/20 2:15 pm
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Tondela is hosting FC Porto at Estadio Joao Cardoso in round 31 in Portuguese Primeira Liga.
Tondela isn’t playing well, and they haven’t won any of their last 4 games in the Primeira Liga. During this stretch, Tondela has conceded 7 goals, while scoring only 2 goals. Tondela has scored only 24 goals this season while conceding 37 goals this season. By some miracle, Tondela is in 15th place with 30 points, 3 points away from the relegation zone, but if they don’t start winning some points, Tondela might not be there for much longer. In their latest Primeira Liga match against Famalicao at home, Tondela has had 44% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, and 83% of the correct passes. Tondela has lost this game 0-1 despite having an extra player on the field for the last 25 minutes of the game. Jeronimo is Tondela’s top goalscorer with only 4 goals, while Pereira and Pedro added 3 goals each. Pepelu added 4 assists this season. There are no injuries or suspensions in Tondela. The only thing keeping Tondela outside the relegation zone is that Portimonense lost their latest game, otherwise, Tondela would have been in even bigger danger of being relegated. And the worst thing is, Portimonense is in the far better form than Tondela. The end of the season is going to be intense for Tondela.
Porto is playing really well, and they haven’t lost any of their last 5 games in the Primeira Liga. With this nice stretch, Porto is at the top of the standings with 73 points, 6 points more than Benfica. Overall, Porto is the best team in Portugal this season with massive 62 scored goals, and only 18 conceded goals in 30 games. In their last 6 games since the restart, Porto has scored 12 goals, while conceding only 2 goals, and that was in the first game after the restart. Alex Telles has scored 10 goals for Porto so far, while Marega added 9 goals. Corona has been playing well and has 10 assists. Marcano and Ze Luis are both injured, while Nakajima is still on special leave. In their most recent Primeira Liga match against Belenenses at home, Porto was dominant with 56% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and 87% of the correct passes. Porto was ahead 1-0 in the first half, but the second half was when they really displayed what they can do, and Porto has scored another 4 goals. The final result was 5-0 for Porto. There are 4 games left in the season, and Porto could complicate things if they don’t stay on top of their form, but I think Porto is too good of a team to let that happen, and I believe they will win the title this season.
The trends are heavily on Porto’s side in this matchup. There is not a lot to think about in this game, Porto is the better team that, in the better form, and I see them winning this match.