Tondela To Play Benfica On Their Turf For The Primeira Liga Fixture

Akshay Sonawane
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Benfica will welcome Tondela at the Estadio da Luz stadium on Saturday at 12:30 AM IST for the Primeira Liga. The hosts have acquired the third spot with 28 points while the visitors have occupied the 13th spot with 12 points.

Benfica played 12 games till now in the tournament so far, they won nine games, lost twice and drew once while Tondela also played 12 matches, out of which they won and drew thrice each and lost six games.

Benfica will be entering into this match with a 1-1 draw against Santa Clara in their first match of the year. In the previous match, Tondela grabbed a comprehensive 1-0 victory against Famalicao at home.

In the head-to-head competition between the two teams, Benfica clearly has the upper hand as they beat Tondela on eight occasions and lost only once. The two teams have one draw to their name. The last encounter between them took place in June, they had a goalless draw.

Benfica has to deal with several issues regarding fitness ahead of their game against Tondela. Hafis Seferovic, Joao Ferreira, Goncalo Ramos, and Jardel will be out of action due to testing positive for COVID-19. Andre Almeida is suffering from a knee injury, while Gabriel Pires is doubtful due to a muscle problem.

The visitors have no injury concerns, Joel Sousa is doubtful after testing positive for COVID-19. The goalkeeper has finished his period of self-isolation and could play on Saturday if he tests negative.