Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Buoyed by a 2-1 win over Gil Vicente, Moreirense will look to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Tondela in the Primeira Liga round 30. Moreirense did well to put an end to their four-game losing run, with the team keeping their survival hopes alive. Os verdes e brancos are three points behind the safe zone, and we are positive that they will leave their hearts on the field in Saturday’s relegation six-pointer. Experienced midfielder Fabio Pacheco is banned for the hosts.
Tondela, on the other hand, aim to make amends for a 3-1 loss to Sporting. Considering that Nuno Campos’ troops have already suffered nine defeats on the road this season, we are tempted to put our money on Moreirense. There are no fresh injury worries in the away side ahead of Matchday 30.
Highlighted Player (Kevin Mirallas):
Kevin Mirallas is a Belgian footballer player born on 5th October 1987, who started showing his potential at a very young age. After coming through the youth ranks at Standard Liege, the forward moved to Lille in 2004 and he impressed playing for les Dogues, scoring 10 goals in 76 league appearances.
The move to Saint Etienne did not work out as planned, but a two-year stint at Olympiakos that followed helped the player get his career back on track. Having scored 34 goals in 52 league outings, Mirallas decided to join Everton and he enjoyed a bright start to his career in England. However, just like the entire team, the highly rated footballer suffered a serious dip in form and he has struggled for playing time over the last couple of years.
Mirallas has made over 50 appearances for the Belgium national team, representing the Red Devils at the 2014 World Cup and Eur0 2016 finals, scoring 9 goals in first 50 caps.
Highlighted Team (Tondela):
Founded on June 6, 1933 Tondela are a professional football club from Portugal that compete in Primeira Liga. Club Desportivo de Tondela were founded through a merger of two clubs: Tondela Football Club abd Operario Atletico Clube.
The Auriverdes green and yellow shirts and yellow shorts when playing at their Estadio Joao Cardoso (5,000), whilst blue is the dominant colour of their away kit. Tondela are based in Tondela, the town located in Viseu District. Former Portugal international Ricardo Costa is one of the most notable footballers who played for Tondela in the past. The 183-cm-tall defenders scored 3 goals in 59 appearances for the club in the Primeira Liga.
There is one organized group of fans supporting Tondela named Febre Amarela. This supporters group was founded in 2009. Tondela secured promotion to Primeira Liga at the end of the 2014/2015 season and they have been competing in the Portuguese top flight ever since.