Tondela predictions with latest odds and stats
- Number of Bets: 29
- Winning Bets: 13
- Average Odds: 2.17
- Overall Stake : 212
- Profit: 194.27
- Yield: -8.36 %
The fact that Tondela have managed to stay in the top flight 6 consecutive years is a bit of an achievement.
They are absolute underdogs in a league that’s otherwise extremely imbalanced and top-heavy. Their market value is estimated to be the lowest in the Primeira Liga by a considerable margin. Still, they’ve managed to step up to much bigger teams and come out on top. There’s a certain pluckiness to them, though limited funds are often tied to limited ability to stay in the top flight.
Don’t get us wrong – a championship trophy is priced at odds of over 2000. If you manage to find a relegation market, Tondela still wouldn’t be a good pick, as we’ve outlined above. Either way, they might be an interesting pick for underdog betting if you feel like taking a risk. Tondela can be deceptively strong at times.
Tondela Key Players
Tondela’s strength doesn’t lie in the strength of their individual players, but rather in how well they work together. Still, there are some interesting picks here – the young players are definitely worth paying attention to as well. Jhon Murillo, for instance, is a very talented Venezuelan winger and arguably Tondela’s greatest attacking asset.
Similarly, midfielder João Pedro and left-back Filipe Ferreira are primarily responsible for getting the ball from one end of the pitch to the other. They’re already garnering attention from huge European clubs. For example, their goalie Claudio Ramos left for Porto over the summer.
In terms of refreshments over the summer, there haven’t been too many notable additions. Right-back Bebeto was signed, as was Argentinian centre-back Enzo Martínez.
Tondela were never a club important enough to spark any kind of direct, lasting rivalry with any other side. Their struggles to get where they are now were decades long. As a result, no club has ever begrudged them their modest success. Keeping their ambitions humble, they never contrived to make anyone jealous.
Clube Desportivo de Tondela came to be as a result of the process of merging two clubs from the village of Tondela – Tondela Football Club and the Operario Atletico Clube. For nearly 80 years their existence was barely noticed on the scales of a wider football world.
The 2012/13 season was their first ever as a professional club, and having spent decades floating between various lower divisions in a constantly changing system, they secured a place in the Primeira Liga for the very first time in 2015. It took a last-minute goal directly from a free-kick, scored by Andre Carvalhas, to clinch them the top spot in the second division.
Since then, it’s been nothing but hard work for them to stay up there. The maiden season in the top flight saw them finish just one point above the relegated Uniao da Madeira. They came even closer to the drop the following season, surviving on goal-difference by bettering Arouca by a single goal. As has been said already, 2017/18 was their best league campaign ever as they finished 11th, and they scraped through again by finishing 15th out of 18 teams last season, it being the first which saw three teams relegated.
There is very little doubt that survival will be their only goal for a long while yet, including this season. If they can manage to do that little thing, that little thing that certainly seems huge from their perspective, and establish themselves as a stable top-tier side, they might even consider going for the next step.