Competition: Portuguese League Cup
Market: Academico Viseu draw no bet
Odds: 3/5 @ 888sport
Hoping to make it back-to-back League Cup wins on Thursday night, Academico Viseu will welcome Tondela to the Estadio do Fontelo.
Starting with the hosts, eventually mounting what was a stunning second-half comeback at home against Estoril on December 1st, the mood in Academico Viseu’s camp should be at a high. Claiming what was a thrilling 3-2 victory at the Estadio do Fontelo and yet to taste a single defeat from their opening three League Cup showdowns, Jorge Costa’s men should be looking to lay down another Group H marker on Thursday night. Although the Viriatos might have had to settle for a sluggish bottom-half finish in Portugal’s second-tier last season, they have continued to impress this time around. Heading into the World Cup’s enforced break last month as they picked up an action-packed 3-1 win against Trofense, it should be highlighted that Thursday’s hosts are unbeaten in each of their previous 13 straight appearances across all competitions.
As for the visitors, last seen putting in another flat display on December 9th as they had to settle for a 0-0 stalemate away at Famalicao, Tondela have the feel of a side seeking a much-needed boost. Now playing out a draw in each of their opening three League Cup outings, Toze Marreco’s men have continued to struggle since losing their top-flight status last season. Now enduring a nine-match winless run across all formats – a run that stems all the way back to the middle of October – the Auriverdes have also gained a reputation for their struggles in the final third. Likewise, without an away win to their name from any of their previous five attempts, Tondela should also be worried by their downbeat record against Thursday’s opponents. Failing to win any of their seven meetings against Academico Viseu, we’re backing a home draw no bet here.
Bet: Academico Viseu draw no bet against Tondela 3/5 for Thursday’s Portuguese League Cup matchup @ 888sport