Nacional travel to Moreira de Conegos to battle Moreirense in what will be their last train to catch in the battle for Primeira Liga survival.
Nacional need a miracle to avoid a drop to Segunda Liga football next season. They sit at the very foot of the elite class standings. A five-point deficit to Boavista who occupy the playoffs spot is quite a significant one if we know there are just four games left to play.
Moving forward, Nacional’s form has been anything but impressive in the last couple of months. The visitors lost as many as 11 of the last 12 league affairs.
The most recent of failures came on Saturday when Manuel Machado’s troops lost 2-0 to soon-to-be champions Sporting Lisbon.
Moreirense have not been enjoying a spectacular run of form of late either, but they are in a much better position going into this 31st round fixture.
The hosts hold the 8th position in the Primeira Liga ladder and are seven points above the relegation scrap. A win here would thus remove all doubts (if there are any at the moment) about their elite class status in the next season.
Moreirense vs Nacional Head-to-head
- The head to head statistics completely favor the hosts who have won 16, drew 4, and lost 5 of 25 encounters with Nacional.
- Moreirense have been particularly dominant in the most recent history of this match-up, winning each of the last seven clashes against Nacional.
- Interestingly, Moreirense have won each of the last four games against Nacional by a single-goal margin.
Moreirense vs Nacional Prediction
Moreirense have been anything but prolific in the final third in this term of Primeira Liga. They only notched 29 goals in 30 league games so far. They found the back of the net just once in the last three league outings. Interestingly, that goal came in a 1-1 draw to Porto in the team’s previous home fixture.
Nacional boast the worst attacking and defensive records in the entire competition. We can hardly look beyond the home win pick here at the attractive 2.25 odds knowing that their rivals have lost 11 of the last 12 league matches. Braver punters can try with a 1-0 correct score pick at the 7.50 odds since Moreirense won each of the last four clashes against Nacional by one goal difference.
Moreirense vs Nacional Betting Tips
Moreirense to win @ 2.25 odd
Correct Score 1-0 @ 7.50 odd.
Match Info: Moreirense vs Nacional
Portuguese Primeira Liga, Thursday, 6 May 2021
Kick-off 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Parque Desportivo Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freitas.