Chaves vs Nacional
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Monday, 23 January 2017
Kick-off at 21:00 UK/ 22:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Chaves.
Avoiding relegation would have been the primary target of Chaves after winning promotion to the Primeira Liga this season for the first time in 17 years. They have so far surprised everyone and sit at top of the league table.
Ricardo Soares’ men lost just three games this season, a remarkable achievement for such a small club. They held Sporting CP to a 2-2 draw last weekend to stretch their unbeaten run at home to 6 matches.
Nacional are a side in trouble as they sit deep inside the relegation zone. They are coming on the back of a 4 match win-less run with three of them ending in defeats. They are one of the weakest attacking unit in the league and scored a meagre 14 goals from their 17 games so far. Nacional have lost in all of their last four away games in the Primeira Liga.
Chaves vs Nacional: Head-to-head stats
The teams have met on 6 occasions in the past 16 years and they share 2 wins and 2 draws from those matches. Nacional were unbeaten from the first four clashes of the series with 2 home and 2 draws in the away fixtures. While Chaves were victorious in the two most recent fixtures. This includes the first leg clash of this season’s Primeira Liga match which ended 1-0 in favour of Chaves.
Chaves vs Nacional: Prediction
Chaves are an excellent unit while playing at home and even the best teams in the league found it hard to break them apart. Nacional are on poor run and are under tremendous pressure due to their position in the relegation zone. Chaves were defeated only once at home this season and they must beat a team like Nacional.
Chaves vs Nacional: Bet Tips
Full-Time – Chaves to win at 11/10 (2.10)
Under 2.5 goals at 7/11 (1.65).