Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Even though everybody expected that Tondela would suffer a loss to Benfica at Estadio da Luz, Natxo Gonzalez’s troops did well to pick up one point from the match. The Green and Yellows restarted the season in style, but they are still sitting in the danger zone in the standings. Tondela aim to move away from the relegation zone, and they will not have a better chance than this to get back on course in the Primeira Liga.
Desportivo Aves suffered a 2-0 loss to Belenenses in their first game after the coronavirus football break, with the team extending their losing run in the national championship to four games. The rock-bottom side have slim chances of avoiding relegation to the Segunda Liga, and given Tondela’s display in the goalless draw with Benfica, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the home side.
Highlighted Player (Jhon Murillo):
Jhon Murillo is a Venezuela international who was born in El Nula on November 21, 1995. After spending his youth career at San Camilo and Alto Apure, Murillo started playing for Zamora at the senior level.
The Venezuelan forward scored 19 goals in 59 appearances for el Blanquinegro before joining the famous Portuguese club Benfica. However, Murillo did not see any game action at Benfica in Primeira Liga as he was immediately sent on loan to Tondela. After ending his loan spell with the Auriverdes, Jhon Murillo signed a loan deal with Turkish club Kasimpasa in the 2017/2018 season.
In 2018 he returned to Tondela, signing a permanent contract with the Portuguese outfit. Speaking of his international career, the Tondela winger made his Venezuela debut on February 11, 2015, in a friendly against Honduras, scoring the winner on his debut. His primary position is left winger, but he is capable of producing excellent performances as a centre-forward as well.
Highlighted Team (Aves):
Aves are a professional Portuguese club that compete in Primeira Liga. Founded on November 12, 1930, Aves play their home games at Estadio do Clube Desportivo das Aves, the venue with the capacity of 8,560 spectators.
Despite beating Sporting CP in the 2017/2018 Taca de Portugal final, Aves did not represent Portugal in the Europa League group stages as they failed to obtain a license for European competitions. The red and whites have been competing in Primeira Liga since 2000 when they made their debut in the Portuguese elite division with a 1-0 loss to Belenenses at home ground.
Aves recorded their biggest win in the Portuguese top flight in February, 2018, with the team crushing Belenenses 5-2 at Estadio do Restelo. Aves suffered their biggest defeat in the Primeira Liga to the same club on January 21, 2001, with the team losing 5-0 to O Belem. Aves are well known for their red jerseys with white stripes.