Tondela, Moreirense and Belenenses battle for play-off spot to avoid automatic relegation to League II
Arouca was the big beneficiary of the match that ended the 33rd round of the Bwin League, since the 3-2 defeat of Belenenses in the reception at Famalicão guaranteed the permanence of the team coached by Armando Evangelista.
Thus, Tondela (27 points), Moreirense (26) and Belenenses (25), will fight on the last day for access to the play-offs, the only way remaining to avoid automatic relegation to II Liga SABSEG.
Now, as with this fight, here are the accounts to consider:
To reach the play-offs, Belenenses, currently last in the table, must, in the last round, win the match in Arouca, hope that Moreirense does not win and that Tondela loses. The blue team loses in the direct confrontation with Tondela.
As for Tondela, he is the only one of these three teams that depends only on you. Winning, it guarantees the play off dispute, demoting Moreirense and Belenenses. If they are tied, they secure 16th place even if Belenenses beat Arouca, as long as Moreirense don’t beat Vizela at home.
The Moreira de Cónegos team, on the other hand, must do better than Tondela, knowing that at equal points with Tondela, they have an advantage in direct confrontation. In other words, the Minho team must win and hope that Tondela doesn’t triumph in Bessa. In case of a tie, Moreirense has to wait until Belenenses doesn’t win and Tondela loses.
15th Arouca, 30 points
16th Tondela, 27
17 Moreirense, 26
18th Belenenses, 25
Saturday May 14
Arouca – Belenenses, 15:30 – Sport TV
Tondela – Boavista, 15:30 – Sport TV
Moreirense – Vizela, 15:30 – Sport TV