Nacional vs Chaves Predictions and Match Preview

Nacional vs Chaves
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 23rd December 2018
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Estádio da Madeira (Funchal).

The 14th round of the Portuguese Primeira Liga witnesses two lower-tier teams going against each other. Chaves travels to Funchal to take on Nacional, this Sunday, at the Estádio da Madeira.

Chaves is the 18th team in league standings, in a league of 18. They have 7 points from their 13 matches so far. The team won two matches, drew one and lost the remaining ten. Chaves has a goal difference of -11, after scoring 10 goals and conceding 21.

Nacional holds the 13th position in the table after posting 13 points against their name. Their record reads three wins, four draws, and six losses. The team scored 15 goals and conceded 26 in their 13 matches.

Chaves lost at home, in their last match, against Aves. The match ended 2-0, in favor of the hosts. Nacional lost against Sporting, on the road, last weekend. The seven-goal affair saw Sporting scoring five goals against the visitors.

Nacional vs Chaves Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Nacional lost the last h2h match against Chaves, on the road.
  • Chaves won the last three h2h matches in a row.
  • Nacional was unbeaten in four of their last five matches.
  • Chaves is winless in 13 of their last 17 games.
  • Nacional remained unbeaten in 16 of their last 20 home-fixtures.
  • Chaves is winless in 15 of their last 20 away ties.

Nacional vs Chaves Prediction

Chaves has been the weakest team in this lot for some time, and here they are handicapped with the away status. The team is already one of the worst when away record is considered. Chaves lost six of their total seven away ties this season.

They are pitted against Nacional, the side with the worst home record in the entire league. When these two teams go against each other, which concede goals more than most of the teams in the competition, it’s logical to assume that at least one goal will be scored in the first half. Also, both the sides have a goal difference of -11.

Nacional has been really poor at home this season and has conceded five times the goals they have scored at home. It won’t take much from the Chaves side to score a goal against the hosts, and to deny them a clean sheet.

Nacional vs Chaves Betting Tips

  • Over 0.5 Match Goals in the First Half @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • Clean Sheet – Nacional: NO @ 1.40 (2/5).