Nacional vs Maritimo Predictions and Match Preview

Nacional vs Maritimo
Portugal- Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 10 November 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Estádio da Madeira (Funchal).

The first Madeira derby is due this Saturday on the Round 10 of Portugal’s top tier football competition.

The home side is back to the top tier after winning the second division of Portuguese football. But their start this season has been disastrous. With just 1 win in 9 matches, they are in the bottom of the league table.

They have the poorest defense in the league, conceding 19 goals already. At present they are winless in 9 matches from all competitions, which includes 5 defeats.

At home, they are on a 2 game losing streak and are winless in 5 matches in total. In those 5 games, they have lost all but one, which was a draw in the Cup. Over 2.5 goals came in 5 of the last 6 home matches, which was mostly the goals they conceded, exactly 14 goals in 6 matches.

Maritimo is not much better from their opponents for Saturday. With 3 wins and 5 defeats, they are placed 12th in the competition. As of now, they have conceded twice the number of goals they have scored (6).

At the moment they are on a 3 game losing streak in all competitions and their last win came in the Cup after penalties. They have only 1 win in previous 8 matches.

In the 4 away matches they had in the league they won only once that was against a poor Aves side who are at the bottom of the league.

A win in this game would send Maritimo to the 7th in the table and would break their losing streak as well. On the other hand, a win won’t change the situation for Nacional.

Nacional vs Maritimo: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • In the last 5 h2h games Nacional has 2 wins and Maritimo has 1.
  • Nacional is on a 5 game win streak at home against this opponent since April 2013.
  • Over 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of the last 5 games played at the home of Nacional.

Nacional vs Maritimo: Prediction

With just 4 points between them and the season just 9 games old we can’t say there is a big difference between these two teams. Even though both of them are losing consecutively the game will be closely contested. The hosts have conceded 19 goals and the visitors have also conceded 12 goals. So the better-attacking side will have the advantage and on paper, Nacional is much better in scoring with 9 goals. So we can say that both the teams can score and place a bet on the same with 1.80 odd.

The away side are on a 4 game losing streak in the league, while the hosts have 2 draws in last 3 matches. And with the previous match of the home team finishing 3-3 against Rio Ave, who are fourth in the table, Costinha’s side have the moral strength compared to the visitors. So we can assume the Nationalists to win and on the back of their home h2h stats which has a 5 game winning streak in it, place a bet on the home side to win at

Nacional vs Maritimo: Betting Tips

  • Home team to win @ 1.75 (3/4).
  • Both teams to score @ 1.80 (4/5).