Our prediction for this Taca de Portugal match:
After clinching the Primeira Liga trophy in style, Porto will look to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they face Tondela at Estadi Nacional in the Taca de Portugal final. The Dragons are enjoying a very successful season, and it is no wonder the bookies see them as hot favourites to win the Portuguese Cup. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team, and, as always, the opposition back-line should have Iran international Taremi at bay.
Tondela, on the other hand, played out a 2-2 draw with Boavista in their last league match, and as a result, they will compete in the Portuguese second tier next season. Since the nominal visitors are low on spirits ahead of the title game, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. Porto are eyeing their 18th Taca de Portugal trophy, while Tondela have never lifted the Portuguese Cup title.
Highlighted Player (Claudio Ramos ):
Claudio Ramos is a professional footballer who plays for Primeira Liga side Tondela as a goalkeeper. The 183-cm-tall shot-stopper was born in Vila Nova de Paiva, Portugal, on November 16, 1991, and he played for the likes of Paivense, Academico Viseu, Repesenses, and Vitoria Guimaraes during his youth career.
Claudio Ramos started his senior at Amarante, spending the 2010/2011 season on loan at the lower-league Portuguese club, and in 2011 he signed a loan deal with Tondela. The Portuguese goalkeeper has been playing for Tondela ever since, establishing himself as a first-choice shot-stopper at the club. He made his Primeira Liga debut on November 6, 2011, in a 2-0 win over Paredes, keeping four clean sheets in total in the 2011/2012 season.
Claudio Ramos has two caps for the Portugal U20 team, and he made his debut with the Portugal senior team in a 3-1 win over Scotland at Hampden Park on October 14, 2018. The Tondela goalkeeper wears the No. 1 jersey.
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.