Primeira Liga: Sporting vs Tondela

Sporting vs Tondela Betting Tip and Predictions. In the opening match of Portuguese Primeira Liga, Sporting host Tondela. Read below betting preview, useful info and predictions for this game.

Sporting's Algerian forward Islam Slimani (C) vies with Braga's Russian goalkeeper Stanislav Kritsyuk (R) during the Portuguese league football match Sporting CP vs SC Braga at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon on January 10, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA (Photo credit should read PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Sporting’s Algerian forward Islam Slimani (C) vies with Braga’s Russian goalkeeper Stanislav Kritsyuk (R) during the Portuguese league football match Sporting CP vs SC Braga at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon on January 10, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA (Photo credit should read PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Sporting play fantastic this season. In the Primeira Liga they are standing at the top of the table and they are one of the main candidates for the title this season. They have managed to reach the knock-out phase of the UEFA Europa League and in the first leg they will face Bayer Leverkusen. Sporting want to win the title in their domestic competition and that’s their main goal. Home team lost only once this season, two their matches were finished without winner and have 15 wins. Their attack is really good, especially their top scorer Slimani who scored 13 goals this season. Home side are absolute favorites to win this game, but they coach Jorge Jesus said that they will not underestimate Tondela, because they have already lost against one team from the bottom, when U. Madeira beat them 1-0. “We have already lost to one of the last placed teams and that shows that we have to respect every opponent.” – said Jorge Jesus for the official Sporting website.

Tondela play very poor this season, they are standing at the bottom of the table and without any doubt visitors are the main candidate for relegation. They promoted last season in the best Portuguese football league and their main goal is stay there, but if they don’t make some changes in their performance, it would be very hard for them to avoid relegation. Visitors have one of the worst defences in league and it will be hard task for them to save their net. In the first half of the season, Tondela played very good against Sporting, but they unfortunately lost with the late goal 1-2. On away ground they can’t expect to get back with some point, but they will do their best to score.

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Sporting vs Tondela injuries and suspensions

Home side have almost full squad available for this game. Long-term injured are Carillo (4/1 f), Paulista (1/0 m) and Figueiredo (1/0 d), while Gutierrez (10/3 f) is doubtful. Visitors will be without 5 important players (4 of them are defenders): Alberto (11/1 m), Nascimento (17/0 d), Souza (16/0 m), Tinco (10/0 d) and Machado (11/0 d) are all out.

Sporting vs Tondela Prediction

Home side are huge favorites to win this game and every result except home win would be a big surprise. Odds for Sporting win are very low, but I expect many goals (at least three) on this game and that’s my betting prediction for this match between Sporting vs Tondela. Odd of 1.50 is not impressive, but I see it as a gift.

Sporting vs Tondela Betting Tip: over 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (Bet365)

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