Moreirense vs Nacional
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Monday, 28th January 2019
Kick-off at 19.00 UK/ 20.00 CET
Venue: Parque Joaquim de Almeida Freitas (Moreira de Conegos).
Ivo Vieira’s men had to trudge through an unlucky set of fixtures in the form of top-tier clubs like Sporting and Guimaraes in the last two weeks. The team that had been on a good form before that, is trying to get back into their groove, and this time around, the schedule has been kinder to them.
Since September, Nacionalistas have been able to register just a single win in an away tie, and consequentially their morale is down. It’s also to be noted that the said win came against relegation-battler Aves.
Francisco Costa and his men have been undergoing severe criticism for the number of goals they concede. It really has been their undoing this season, and almost all teams target their wings, which has paved the way for most of their lapses in defense.
Moreirense vs Nacional Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last five matches in a row saw Ivo Vieira’s men taking the three points.
- Nine of the last ten h2h wins belong to the team from Minho.
- At this venue, the record reads seven wins for the hosts and just one loss.
- Every single league game at the Parque Joaquim de Almeida Freitas had the home-team scoring two or more goals.
- The Green and Whites have scored a total of 24 goals in the total ten h2h games at this stadium.
Moreirense vs Nacional Prediction
The Men from Moreira de Conegos, as they are lovingly called (must be some great love, for that’s a name that takes some effort) have always been the favorite between these two squads. Especially with their home advantage, the team has fought on another level against this rival.
To quote an astonishing stat, every single league game at this venue, saw them scoring two or more goals. That is a record that extends back to 2002. The total of ten h2h matches conducted here saw seven home-wins and two draws.
Also, the overall record for h2h wins is 15-3, in favor of the Green and Whites. In addition, the last five matches in a row were won by them, and since 2005, the team has lost only once against the White-and-Blacks. I think it’s safe to assume for the hosts to make the victory lap on top of at least two goals since the Francisco Costa’s men hold the unwanted record of having conceded the most number of goals in the entire league.
The Nationalists failed to score in their last two games, and their counterparts kept clean sheets in four of their last six home appearances. Also, in five of the last seven games between the teams, the team from Madeira failed to find the back of the net. It’s almost a given that the hosts will be adding another one of their clean sheets on Monday.
Moreirense vs Nacional Betting Tips
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Moreirense @ 2.00 (1/1)
Moreirense to Win to Nil @ 3.20 (11/5).