Sporting resume on Monday, January 7, their pursuit of Porto, leader of the Portuguese Championship version 2018/2019. In confrontation that is part of the schedule of the sixteenth round, the penultimate of the first round, will face the Tondela. The game is based on the stadium João Cardoso, in Tondela, and start scheduled for 17h (Brasília time).
While the Lisbon bush keeps its eyes facing forward, the Tondela is staring in the rearview mirror. His battle is to avoid relegation to second league. In that fight, he got two victories in the previous rounds.Still in 2018, he defeated Marítimo, the direct rival in this battle, by 2-1. In 2019, as a visitor, he repeated the score, this time as a visitor, in Santa Clara, which is well above the leaderboard .He reached 15 points (four wins, three draws and eight losses), taking the 14th round in the standings table of the Portuguese Championship. It opened four points ahead of the Marítimo, who started the sixteenth round in sixteenth place, the first in the sticking region.As principal, the Tondela numbers are not very different. In that respect, the team also figures as the fourteenth best of the Primera Liga. Of the 24 points that played in his stadium, he won eight (two wins, two draws and four losses) with eight goals scored and ten conceded.To face Sporting, coach Pepa is questioning midfielder Abenego Azougha (a match in the 2018/2019 Portuguese Championship without a goal), which is in the process of recovering from injury.
Sporting also began 2019 by putting three more points in their account. In Lisbon, he scored 2 to 1 at the Belenenses on Thursday, January 3. It was his ninth win in the last ten matches, counting all the competitions in which the club is involved. And the sapling goes well in all of them.In the Portuguese Championship, opened the penultimate round of the first round in the vice-leadership with 34 points (11 wins, a draw and three losses). They are five less than Porto, leader. Numbers as visitors, however, need improvement. In this regard, the Lisbon side only appear with the eighth best performance in the First League. They won ten (three wins, one draw and three losses) of the 21 points played with 11 goals scored and ten conceded.In the Portuguese League Cup, they advanced to the semifinals and will face Braga at the rival’s home on January 23 in the fray to claim the trophy. In the Portuguese Cup, they will face Feirense, also in the opponent’s stadium, on January 16, through the quarterfinals.To complete the intense schedule of the second half, the team has the European League knockout against Villarreal, Spain. In that case, the confrontation will be in February. Therefore, the hats are active in the market in search of reinforcements. One has already been closed. It is the midfielder Luiz Phellype, who was in Paços de Ferreira, in the Second Division of the Portuguese Championship.The athlete, however, is still awaiting the completion of his application process to become available to coach Marcel Keizer, who has other limitations to climb the team in the face of this Monday’s showdown. Midfielder Rodrigo Battaglia (eight matches in the 2018/2019 Portuguese Championship, without a goal) and Francisco Geraldes (still without performances) are in the process of injury treatment; and striker Fredy Montero (eight games, two goals).
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Although the number of meetings involving the teams is small, Sporting has never been beaten by Tondela. In six games, he won four and drew two. In the last season of the Portuguese Championship, scored 2 to 0 (home) and 2 to 1 (away).
Although the two recent victories of Tondela and the performance below the expectations of Sporting as a visitor should be placed in the scales, the greater technical quality of the team of Lisbon makes the prognosis in the victory of the alvverde is the best option for the confrontation of the second -market.
Bet Tips: Sporting