SL Benfica vs. Tondela 6/4/20 Portuguese Primeira Liga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

SL Benfica vs. Tondela 6/4/20 Portuguese Primeira Liga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-06-04 14:15:00 EDT

SL Benfica is welcoming Tondela to Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica in round 25 of Portuguese Primeira Liga.

Benfica is the best team in the history of the Primeira Liga with 27 titles, and the current titleholder. With two straight draws in their last two games in the Primeira Liga, Benfica has fallen behind Porto in the standings and is now in second place 59 points, just one point behind Porto. Overall, Benfica has been the best team in Portugal this season with 52 scored goals and only 14 conceded goals. In their last Primeira Liga match against Vitoria Setubal on the road before the season was paused, Benfica was dominant with 63% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, and 83% of the correct passes. Benfica had a lot of good chances in this match but unfortunately, they were able to use only one and this match ended in a 1-1 draw. Carlos Vinicius has scored 15 goals for Benfica this season, while Pizzi added 14 goals. Benfica is the only team with more talent than Porto in the Primeira Liga and I believe they will get the top spot back and win another title this season. Great soccer on the defensive end and excellent offensive abilities make Benfica the best team in Portugal in my mind and I see them winning the title, especially after they have been knocked out of the Europa League by Shakhtar.

Tondela is one of the weakest teams in the Primeira Liga and they are now playing well on either end. In their last four games in the Primeira Liga, Tondela has conceded 4 goals, while scoring only 2, and they have not won any of their last 5 games, while they won only 1 of their last 11. Despite playing in terrible form, Tondela is outside the relegation zone, in 14th place with 25 points, 9 points from the relegation zone and I dare to say that Tondela is safe. Offensively, Tondela is not a superpower, but they are not the worst either, they have scored only 20 goals, while they conceded 30 goals, which is not that bad. In their last Primeira Liga match against Boavista at home, Tondela has had 55% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 0 corner kicks, and 68% of accurate passes. This game ended in a 1-1 draw with both goals from the first half. Pereira is the top goal scorer for Tondela with only 3 goals, while Wilson, Richard, Murillo, and Pedro all scored 2 goals for Tondela. There is not much Tondela can do except try to win a few more points to make the rest of the season easier, but that is about it. Tondela is nowhere near the Europa League and this 14th place is their maximum this season.

In the 9 games, Benfica and Tondela have played against each other, Benfica has won 8 times, while Tondela has only 1 win. Benfica hasn’t lost any of their last 4 games, while Tondela hasn’t won any of their last 5 games. Benfica is the better team here by far, and I see them getting a nice win here, and maybe to take over the first place from Porto.

Goran Kucar's Free Pick: Benfica -2.5 +142

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Goran Kucar

I was born and raised in Croatia, and with that, I was raised with soccer all around me. I love playing soccer, watching soccer, and now I love writing and handicapping soccer at PickDawgz and SportsChatPlace.

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