Nacional vs Moreirense
Portugal Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 19 August 2018
Kick-Off at 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Estadio da Madeira, Funchal.
Nacional have started the new season well and we’ve seen a Taca da Liga win over Boavista in late July but they’ve failed to make an immediate impact on Primeira Liga after joining, now hosting Moreirense as they look for a return to the winning ways after a thrashing 4-2 loss at Sporting Braga.
Alvinegros have a great Segunda Liga campaign behind them and they’ve based their success on great performances at Estadio da Madeira, which does promise them very motivated to bounce back and earn their first points on the day – as well as a thrilling contest after a six-goal thriller against the big guns.
Moreirense have seen an underwhelming start of the campaign too as they failed to cope with Braga in front of the home crowd, suffering a 1-3 loss despite taking an early lead and failing to bounce back after a Taca da Liga loss to lower-division rivals Varzim.
Nacional vs Moreirense: Head-to-head
- The sides haven’t met since April 2017, when Nacional saw their relegation to the Segunda Liga confirmed.
- Moreirense have bagged five wins and a draw in their last six head-to-head clashes.
- Interestingly, Nacional have last beaten the rivals at this ground back in 2005, bagging a convincing 4-1 win and seeing just two more wins in 12 games since.
Nacional vs Moreirense: Prediction
We will now back Nacional to show off their character and that they’ve joined the top flight for a reason, going for them to put on another very solid challenge at home.
However, we feel Moreirense will be a tough rival to outclass too and with that in mind – we’ll now stick our necks out for a Draw at 3.00!
We do believe both sides will be very motivated to secure the points and we should witness an attacking approach on both ends, as we also go for a YES on Both teams to score at 1.90.
We’ve seen both sides far from impressive at the back but they have been able to score goals and we now hope for their character to show once again.
Nacional vs Moreirense: Betting Tips
Draw @ 2/1 (3.00)
Both teams to score YES @ 9/10 (1.90).