Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Estadio Joao Cardoso will host Saturday’s football game between Tondela and Farense, the two bottom-table sides. Tondela aim to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Belenenses, with the team eyeing their third consecutive win at home ground. Both Arcanjo and Grau have been tested positive for coronavirus, and, as a result, they are unlikely to feature against Farense.
Sergio Vieira’s troops, on the other hand, suffered a 1-0 loss to Porto at the weekend, but it has to be noted that they missed a golden opportunity to score the equalizer in the stoppage time. Farense have been struggling on the travels of late, and seeing that they failed to find the net in the previous three away games in the Portuguese top flight, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the hosts. In their last meeting in a competitive match Tondela defeated Farense 2-1.
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 (Farense):
Established on April 1, 1910, S.C. Farense is a Portuguese club that plays in Primeira Liga. Farense returned to Primeira liga in 2020, with the team securing promotion to the Portuguese elite division following an 18-year absence.
The Leoes de Faro (Lions of Faro) play home games at Estadio da Sao Luis, the stadium with the capacity of 12,000 people. Fellow Algavre clubs Olhanense and Portimonense are regarded as Farense’s biggest rivals. Speaking of the club’s colours, Farense footballers wear black and white shirts when playing at home, while their away kit is mainly green.
In the 2995/96 season Farense represented Portugal in the UEFA Cup, with the team suffering a loss to Olympique Lyon in the first round of the competition. The 1994/95 season is considered the club’s most successful campaign in the Portuguese top flight as they finished the process in 5th position in the standings.