Two clubs battling relegation meet at Estádio João Cardoso as Tondela host Desportivo Aves on Thursday in a game of round 26 in the 2019-20 Portuguese Primeira Liga. Goals could come at a premium with the two clubs thinking that it’s difficult to score this season. Tondela is 14th on the table with 26 points from 25 played matches. In the first match after coronavirus break, they played 0:0 vs Benfica. Aves is 18th on the table with 13 points. They lost the last 4 matches. In the last match, they lost 2:0 vs Belenenses. Tondela at home ought to be better than a team like Aves.
This is relatively one of the low-profile matches set to occur this Thursday. Both these teams are among the last five teams in the table. The hosts are better contrasted with their guests as far as table-placement. Tondela is right now 14th in the table with 26 points from 25 matches. They have to get a significant update in attacking as they have just 20 goals in the games up until now.
Aves is prepared for the approaching relegation to the second division next season. They are at the bottom of the table with a mere 13 points. They are the most noticeably awful defense in the competition yet have scored 3 more than their forthcoming rivals.
Tondela vs Desportivo Aves Team News
Tondela got a morale-boosting point in their first match back after the break-in action as they made the outing to Lisbon and held Benfica to a goalless draw to guarantee a crucial point in their battle against the drop.
Valente and Filipe Ferreira both got knocks in that game which constrained them to fall off and the team will confront late fitness tests albeit both seemed, by all accounts, to be cramp and weakness as opposed to much else serious than that.
Forwards Ronan and Strkalj both missed that match and are appraised as dubious once again here which would be a blow as they will want more firepower available to them for a match they will want to win.
Tondela have been battling for survival this season and scarcely have their head above water, winning one of their last 12 Primeira Liga matches.
They lost three straight matches: 1-0 at Santa Clara, 2-1 at home against Rio Ave, and 2-0 at Vitoria Guimaraes.
Tondela’s last match before the break was a 1-1 home draw against Boavista. They came back to activity with a hard battled 0-0 draw at Benfica.
Natxo González’s side had 35% possession and couldn’t deal with a shot on goal. Tondela have failed to score in four of their last six Primeira Liga matches.
Desportivo Aves’ depressing any expectations of survival took another blow last break as they were beaten by Belenenses 0-2 at home and they appear to be progressively resigned to their impending destiny and demotion.
Manager Nuno Santos charged that game as a “life or death” match so the defeat could well knock their certainty and spirit significantly further and he has a difficult task on his hands to guarantee his players are inspired for this game.
Midfielders Luiz Fernando and Ruben Macedo are both accessible again after suspension and come back to the overlap so Nuno Santos will be enticed to throw both of them back into the side trying to change things around.
Desportivo Aves have had a horrendous season and are destined for relegation. Aves have lost their last four matches and 12 of their last 14 away matches in the Primeira Liga.
Nuno Manta Santos’ side endured a 2-0 defeat to Vitoria Guimaraes and 3-1 loss against Paços de Ferreira at home. Their last match before the break was a 2-0 defeat at Sporting CP.
Aves’ come back to activity with a 2-0 home loss against Belenenses. Goalkeeper Fabio yielded an unfortunate own goal however they seldom looked like scoring.
Tondela vs Desportivo Aves Head-to-Head (h2h)
Desportivo Aves have a 7-5 advantage against Tondela with two draws in 14 meetings. Tondela won 1-0 at Aves in October through a late own goal.
The hosts have three successes and a loss against this opposition in their last 5 meetings. The Gold and Greens have kept three clean sheets during that spell. Less than 2.5 goals were scored in three of those 5 games across all venues.
The guests have three successes and a defeat in their last 5 recent games here. More than 2.5 goals were gotten in three of those 5 recent games here. Just one team scored in three of those head to head games at this league.
Tondela is on a 6 match winless streak in the league. Aves is presently battling with a 4 game losing streak in league matches.
Date: Thursday, 11 June 2020
Start Time: 21:15 UK/ 22:15 CET
Venue: Estádio João Cardoso, Tondela
Tondela vs Desportivo Aves Prediction
Desportivo Aves’ expectations of endurance are fading quick and their certainty levels and resolve in the camp remain unbelievably low. It is elusive any reason to help them at present and they will think that its hard to lift themselves in the wake of putting such a great amount of accentuation on getting an outcome and failing the last break.
Tondela then again, come into this game with some certainty after drawing against Benfica. This match presents a troublesome challenge for them however they ought to be capable of breaking Aves down eventually while keeping a clean sheet.
There will be every few goals in this matchup. The last two league fixtures for Tondela ended up as goalless draws. On the off chance that they can prevent Benfica from scoring, who is the best attack, at Benfica, at that point they can stop the last team in the table. Likewise, the guests have not scored in three of their 4 past league games.
Tondela will be high on morale after the outcome against the toppers. Even though they have lost some head to heads against Aves as of late, as of now Aves won’t be a very remarkable danger to them.