Benfica vs Tondela Prediction

Benfica

Benfica

2 : 0

Tondela

Tondela

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Benfica vs Tondela prediction for a Portuguese Primeira Liga fixture on Friday, January 8th. Benfica will expect nothing short of 3 points when they entertain struggling Tondela at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica.

For the best betting tips online, please continue reading to discover our full match preview, h2h match facts and correct score predictions for Benfica vs Tondela.

Benfica vs Tondela Betting Tips

On Friday, Benfica hosts Tondela with Jorge Jesus´s side keen to return to winning ways following a disappointing draw with Santa Clara on Monday night.

Despite a busy summer transfer window, Benfica has yet to convince this season fully and currently sit 3rd in the Primeira Liga, 4 points behind city rivals Sporting and dead level with Porto on 28 points from 12 games played.

While As Águias are unbeaten in their last 5 league games, disappointing back to back league losses to Boavista and Braga in the early part of November has dampened early-season enthusiasm with Jesus side displaying plenty of defensive frailty despite big-money arrivals in the shape of Otamendi and Vertonghen.

Indeed, Benfica has conceded 2 goals or more on 8 separate occasions in the past 3 months. While they remain well placed both domestically and in Europe, they will need to tighten up defensively if they will pick up some serious silverware come May.

Still, you have to expect Benfica to have more than enough to secure all 3 points here, but odds of 1.15 are hardly tempting. Instead, over 2.5 goals at 1.57 odds look to have plenty of appeal with Benfica seeing that outcome in 7 of their last 10 home league matches including 4 of the last 5.

With Tondela managing to score 3 in a cruel 4:3 loss at Porto earlier in the season, the visitors are certainly capable of causing Benficas vulnerable defence some problems. Ultimately, the hosts are too strong and should run out comfortable winners when all is said and done in Lisbon.

Benfica vs Tondela Correct Score Prediction

Benfica has conceded at least 1 goal in 6 of their last 10 league wins, and that outcome could be repeated here in a 3:1 home success for Portugal´s Red Eagles.

Main prediction Benfica - Tondela

Over 2.5 goals

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winrate

58% winrate

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2 wins in a row

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Benfica vs Tondela Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Tondela

    1 : 3

    Benfica

    Primeira Liga

  2. Benfica

    2 : 1

    Tondela

    Primeira Liga

  3. Tondela

    0 : 2

    Benfica

    Primeira Liga

  4. Benfica

    2 : 0

    Tondela

    Primeira Liga

  5. Benfica

    0 : 0

    Tondela

    Primeira Liga

Last matches of Benfica

  1. Pacos de Ferreira

    0 : 2

    Benfica

    Primeira Liga

  2. Benfica

    0 : 1

    Porto

    Primeira Liga

  3. Maritimo

    0 : 1

    Benfica

    Primeira Liga

  4. Benfica

    0 : 0

    Famalicao

    Primeira Liga

  5. Sporting CP

    0 : 2

    Benfica

    Primeira Liga

Last matches of Tondela

  1. Porto

    3 : 1

    Tondela

    Taça De Portugal

  2. Tondela

    2 : 2

    Boavista

    Primeira Liga

  3. Gil Vicente

    3 : 0

    Tondela

    Primeira Liga

  4. Pacos de Ferreira

    1 : 1

    Tondela

    Primeira Liga

  5. Tondela

    1 : 1

    Vitoria Guimaraes

    Primeira Liga

Benfica vs Tondela Predicted Lineup

This is the predicted lineup, starting 11 and formations may change.

Benfica vs Tondela Predicted Lineup
99

Odysseas Vlachodimos

2

Gilberto

30

Nicolás Otamendi

5

Jan Vertonghen

3

Alejandro Grimaldo

7

Everton

21

Pizzi

28

Julian Weigl

27

Rafa Silva

14

Haris Seferović

9

Darwin Núñez

99

Babacar Niasse

19

Tiago Almeida

23

Yohan Tavares

34

Ricardo Alves

24

Mohamed Naoufel Khacef

6

Pedro Augusto

5

João Jaquite

14

Jaume Grau

8

João Pedro

7

Salvador Agra

17

Mario González