Benfica and Tondela meet forces at Estádio do Sport Lisboa and Benfica (da Luz), in a match for the 25th matchday of the Primeira Liga. In the last head ‑ to ‑ head for this edition of the league, played on 27‑10‑2019, Benfica won away by (0‑1). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has recorded 3 wins and 1 losses in the last 4 games. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 30‑03‑2019, in a match for the Primeira Liga that ended with Benfica winning by (1‑0). The only goal of the match was scored by H. Seferović (84 ‘). Despite being a match between 2nd and 13th in the table, it is actually a match between the 2nd ranked in home matches and the 6th ranked away.
After 19 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, the home team is currently in 2nd place, with 59 points won. In their last match, they tied with Vitória Setúbal away by (1‑1), after in the previous match they had tied for (1‑1) at home, in a match against Moreirense. This is a team that tends to achieve more positive results as a visitor than at home, since it conquered 31 points away and 28 in its stadium, with 24 goals scored and 7 suffered as a visitor, against 28 goals scored and 7 suffered at home. For the championship, Benfica conquered 25 points in 30 possible, after 8 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 10 matches they played in their stadium. His offense has scored consistently, as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 24 matches in the competition, he suffered the first goal 8 times, but managed the comeback in 3.
Champion Benfica returns to the competition seeking to regain leadership of the leaderboard, after a five-game cycle, before the championship stop, in which he only won once and played very poor soccer. In second place, with 59 points, Bruno Lage’s team follows a point from rival FC Porto, who will play the day before. Almost three months ago, Benfica last played in Setúbal, against Vitória Futebol Clube, with whom they tied for 1×1, in the second consecutive game in which Pizzi wasted a penalty that could have been worth the three points. It was Benfica’s third straight game without a win, in a cycle that started in a 3×3 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk, which cost the elimination of the Europa League.
The visiting team is currently in 13th position, with 25 points won, after 6 wins, 7 draws and 11 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match to Vitória Guimarães, by (2‑0). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Boavista, by (1‑1). This is a team that usually achieves more positive results as a visitor than at home, since it conquered 17 points away and 8 in its stadium, with 13 goals scored and 15 suffered as a visitor, against 7 goals scored and 15 suffered at home. For the championship, Tondela conquered 13 points in 30 possible, after 4 wins, 1 draw and 5 defeats in the last 10 games that they played as a visitor. The team allowed the opponent goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so he was not very strong defensively. In their away matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since 6 of the last 12 that they played ended with Less than 1.5 goals. In 24 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 10 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Tondela had a great campaign in the first half of the LIGA NOS, but lost performance in the second part, so it reaches this 25th day of the championship in the fourteenth position in the leaderboard. Even so, the 25 points he added leave the team trained by the Spanish Natxo González with a nine-point advantage over the relegation zone, whose first position is occupied by Portimonense. Without winning five consecutive games, the team tied, on the last day, in the reception to Boavista (1-1), thus breaking a sequence of three consecutive defeats, against Santa Clara (0-1), Rio Ave (1- 2) and Vitória de Guimarães (0-2). The bad moment that Tondela was going through is also reflected in the fact that he has only won one of the last 11 games.