League: Portuguese Primeira Liga
Tondela – Benfica
Pick: Both teams to score

REASON FOR THIS FREE TIP:

  • Benfica have won eight of their last nine league matches but have conceded in their last three.
  • Both teams have scored in five of Tondela’s last six games.
  • The hosts will be confident of pushing their opponents after losing just one of their last six (W3, D2).

Hosts can run As Aguias close

Benfica should get the win they need to cement their place in the top three when they visit Tondela this Friday evening, though the hosts look capable of giving As Aguias a game after winning six of their last eight at Estadio Joao Cardoso.

Crucially, Tondela’s defeats in that sequence have been against Sporting and Porto which rather highlights their limitations in the context of this fixture, and they also failed to net in those clashes against the top two.

Nonetheless, both teams have scored in five of the hosts’ last six, while Benfica have conceded in their last three outings.

A victory looks assured for Jorge Jesus’ side who have won eight of their last nine, though backing a Benfica success and both teams to score rates the best way in for punters as opposed to lumping on the visitors in the match betting at 1/4.

Tondela have also lost just one of their last six (W3, D2) which will give them further confidence that they can make life difficult for As Aguias, so we’re also forecasting a narrow margin of victory for Benfica and a 1-2 correct score.