Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Estadio Joao Cardoso will host Friday’s football game between Tondela and Portimonense. Tondela have been anything but brilliant at the start of the season, and they have yet to record a win in the new Primeira Liga campaign. The hosts will be without first-choice goalkeeper Babacar Mbaye in the clash against Portimonense. Paulo Sergio’s men, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Maritimo and they managed to get one.
Portimonense aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, but, no doubt, they would be happy with one point from the match. In their last meeting in the Primeira Liga Tondela recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Portimonense, and yet another low-scoring affair is on the cards. Taking everything into account, we predict that the two teams are going to play out a draw on day 5 of the new Primeira Liga campaign.
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 (Portimonense):
Based in Portimao, Portimonense is a Portuguese football club that play home games at Estadio Municipal in Algarve. The capacity of the stadium that was opened in 1937 is 9,544. Portimonense welcome their rivals in black and white shirts and black shirts, whilst yellow is dominant colour of their away kit.
The black and whites finished the 1984/1985 Primeira Liga campaign in 5th position in the standings and, as a result, booked their place in the UEFA Cup. Portimonense did well to Partizan 1-0 on their debut in the European competition, but they suffered a heavy 4-0 loss to the famous Serbian club in the reverse fixture at Yugoslav National Army Stadium.
Fellow Algavre clubs Farense and Olhanense are considered the club’s main rivals. Jackson Martinez is one of the most notable footballers who played for the club. The Colombian attacker is considered one of the most successful attackers in the history of Porto as he scored 67 goals in 90 appearances for the Dragons in the Primeira Liga.