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After the 3-0 defeat on matchday one against reigning champions Sporting Lisbon Vizela host Tondela at the Estadio do FC Vizela on Saturday.
The guests will try to pick up where they left off after kicking off their league season with an impressive 3-0 win over Santa Clara last time.
Prediction for this match
The new Vizela received a baptism of fire last Friday when he was defeated 3-0 in the opening game of the Primeira Liga against Sporting Lisbon.
After an uneventful first half, last season’s Golden Shoe winner Pedro Goncalves triumphed for the Lions and previously scored a brace Paulinho ended the defeat in the 74th minute.
This was the second consecutive competitive loss for Alvaro Pacheco‘s men who were released from the Taca da Liga three Saturdays ago because of a 2-1 loss to second division club Estrela da Amadora.
Appearing at the height of Portuguese football for the first time in its 36 years of existence, Vizela will seek to end his eight-game run without a win after drawing a draw and losing five of his six preseason friendlies.
However, they face the test to take on a spirited Tondela side who are currently taking the lead after opening their season with a dominant 3-0 win over Santa Clara.
In an action-packed competition Daniel dos Anjos met twice already João Pedro put the icing on the cake with an 84 minute penalty and gave Tondela their first win on the first day since returning to the top division in 2015.
Like their opponents, this followed an early exit from the Portuguese Cup after a 1-0 loss to Gil Vicente on July 24th.
In that encounter, Brazilian midfielder Vitor Carvalho scored a winning goal in the 87th minute to beat the hearts of loyal CDT Auriverde and doomed them to a first-round elimination.
Tondela took 10 wins in 34 league games last season but was head coach after showing promise in the opening game Pako Ayestaran will be confident ahead of their very first meeting with the hosts on Saturday.
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Igor Juliao has been unable to play for the hosts due to injury since the move from Brazilian club Fluminense and is expected to miss the game.
There are also great doubts about the fitness of Mohamed Aidarawho missed the game against Sporting Lisbon due to injury.
Tondela will forego the services of the newly hired defense attorney Manu Hernandowho has been on hiatus since January with a knee problem.
Colleague newcomer Iker Undabarrena will also suspend game as it is in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19.
Brought to the club to replace the deceased Mario Gonzalez Daniel dos Anjos, who scored 14 goals on loan last season, heralded his arrival on a grand scale as he scored two goals to crown a stellar debut.
Vizela possible starting line-up:
Karl; Ofori, Aidara, Wilson, Kiki; Moreira, Samu, Paulo, Mendez, Bondoso; Kassian
Tondela possible starting line-up:
Trigueira; Bebeto, Goncalves, Quaresma, Khacef; Dantas, Pedro; Murillo, Agra, Barbosa, Anjos
Probability: Vizela 1-2 Tondela
Tondela will look to continue their good start to the league season after beating Os Acoreanos last week. We expect Vizela to have a brave fight after finishing with the best home record in the Segunda Liga last season. However, given the difference in quality in the two squads, we expect Tondela to take all three points.
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