Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Tondela and Belenenses face each other at Estadio Joao Cardoso in the closing match of the Primeira Liga round 25. Tondela have been slipping down the standings week by week, but they will not have a better chance than this to put an end to their four-game losing run. Midfielder Philip Tear is a major doubt following his recent positive test for COVID-19, while defender Jota Goncalves continues to miss out with injury.
O Belem, on the other hand, are stuck at the bottom of the table with only 15 points in their pocket. The rock-bottom side failed to impress in back-to-back losses to Gil Vicente and Ferreira, and they are unlikely to spoil Tondela’s party at Estadio Joao Cardoso. Defender Nilton misses the match with injury, while midfielder Rafael Camacho is a major doubt, and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
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 (Belenenses):
Founded on September 23, 1919, Belenenses are a Portuguese club that host their rivals at Estado do Restelo. The stadium can hold up to 19,856 spectators and it was built in 1956. O Belem play home games in blue shirts and white shorts and white is the dominant colour of their away kit.
By beating the likes of IFK Goteborg and Rheindorf Altach Belenenses booked their place in the Europa League group stages in the 2015/2016 season. Despite defeating Swiss side Basel in their group, the Portuguese club eventually finished the process in the last position in the standings.
The Estado do Restelo outfit did well to win the Primeira Liga trophy in the 1945/1946 season, with the team finishing the season only one point clear of second-placed Benfica. Speaking of the Portuguese Cup, Belenenses clinched their third Taca de Portugal trophy in the 1988/1989 season. Vitor Godinho is the player with most appearances for the club (272).