We’re zooming to Portugal for our Saturday night entertainment, and Kev thinks he’s found a lively game in the Primeira Liga.
“Both teams are struggling to keep clean sheets, but both are finding the net on a regular basis, which should give us the perfect ingredients for a BTTS bet.”
Strugglers to entertain
Boavista v Tondela
Saturday 08 January, 20:30
It started so well for us in Germany last night, as Robert Lewandowski gave Bayern an early lead, but the patched-up champions slipped to a 2-1 defeat against Borussia Mönchengladbach. We’ll grit our teeth, brush the Bavarian snow off our coats and head south to Portugal. Boavista are up against Tondela, and I think both teams can find the net.
Boavista have been boosted by the arrival of former Portugal midfielder Petit, who has overseen just one defeat in five, including an extraordinary 5-1 cup win over Braga. Petit is a Boavista man – he had two spells as a player for the Porto-based side, and this is his second spell as their coach.
The Panthers have scored in seven of their last eight competitive matches, with a 2-0 defeat at champions Sporting the only exception. Usefully for our purposes, they have only kept one clean sheet in that time.
Tondela boosted their survival hopes with a 101st-minute winner in a 2-1 success against Moreirense, and they have found the net in 11 of their last 15 competitive games. Defending continues to be a struggle though, as they have leaked 29 goals across those 15 games, and have kept just one clean sheet.
Both Teams To Score is trading at 1.8810/11 here, and that seems an attractive price. That bet landed in both of the clubs’ league meetings last season.