2019-20 Portuguese Primeira Liga – Benfica vs Tondela Preview & Prediction
When is Benfica vs Tondela taking place? Thursday 4th June, 2020 – 19:15 (UK)
Where is Benfica vs Tondela taking place? Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisboa
Where can I get tickets for Benfica vs Tondela? Ticket information can be found on each club’s official website
What television channel is Benfica vs Tondela on? FreeSports have the rights to Portuguese Primeira Liga matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule
Where can I stream Benfica vs Tondela? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on Premier Player
Bet365 subscribers can stream Portuguese Primeira Liga matches so it is worth checking their schedule
THE TEAM NEWS
- After a sensational start to the season, Benfica were stuttering badly before the pause in play as they had won just one of their last five league games including a costly defeat at the hands of title rivals Porto so they will hope to benefit from the break get their title bid back on track.
- The break in action has helped them get regular starters Jardel and Gabriel fit again and the duo will be hoping to play a key role for the team and their fitness will have to be assessed ahead of this game as to whether they start or take a place on the bench.
- Talented youngster David Tavares is in quarantine after testing positive for coronavirus so he is ruled out but he is expected to be the only absentee ahead of this match with Tondela.
- Tondela had been struggling since the turn of the year having won just one of their ten matches prior to the league being brought to a halt so they will be hoping that the break will have done them good and they can regain some form.
- Motivation has arguably been one of their biggest issues as they had a nine-point gap above the relegation zone during the break and safety looks assured but they will want a few more points to ensure there is no risk they can get dragged in.
- In-form defender Moufi is ruled out for some weeks due to injury but he is their only confirmed absentee although midfielder Jaquite is observing Ramadan and his participation may be affected.
Benfica were in something of a crisis prior to the break as they saw Porto chase down their lead and ultimately overtake them in top spot so they will be hoping to have benefitted from the break, dust themselves down, and compete again with Porto. They have regained several of their injured players that should boost them and with virtually a fully-fit squad at their disposal, they should be able to comfortably dispatch an average Tondela side.