Nacional vs FC Porto: Preview and Prediction

Nacional vs FC Porto: Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips

C.D Nacional vs FC Porto
Portugal Primeira Liga
Date: Friday, 26th September, 2016
Kick-off: 20:30 UK
Venue: Estadio de Madeira, Madeira.

Things are not looking good for Nuno Espirito Santo and Porto in the early stages of the new season. Everything started quite well with the elimination of Roma from UEFA Champions League, but opening two games in that competition were a pure disaster. Draw against Copenhagen and loss to Leicester City have lowered their chances to advance from the group.

When it comes to their domestic competition, Porto have also been struggling to keep the pace with Benfica and Sporting. They are currently sitting in the 3rd position and anything besides safe, clean victory against Nacional on Saturday night would be a disaster.

Start of the new campaign for the squad from Madeira was disastrous as well. Nacional have lost the opening four matches but managed to recover slightly in the last two rounds by beating Maritimo and Feirense. The bookies are not giving them good chances to at least snatch one point from this game.

Nacional vs FC Porto: Head to head stats

Porto have quite high win rate in Madeira. They have visited this stadium 17 times in the past, managing to leave the pitch in a victorious fashion in 11 occasions.

The number of goals we have seen in those matches is quite high, averaging somewhere around 2.50. The last clash between these two sides was seen in April when Porto were able to claim an easy 4 – 0 home win thanks to the amazing performance of Aboubakar.

Nacional vs FC Porto: Prediction

A 1.36 odds on Porto to win definitely can’t satisfy anyone who is not planning on placing a high-stake bet. Nacional have scored at least one goal against Porto in their last four home games, which is leading to a conclusion that Over 2.5 goals might be the best option. Then Why not BTTS? Because there is also decent chance to see this game end heavily in the favor of the visitors.

Nacional vs FC Porto: Betting Tips

  • Over 2.5 goals FT 1.80 (4/5)
  • Porto to score Over 1.5 Goals at 1.55 (8/15).

Specials: Porto to win and Over 2.5 goals at 2.20 (6/5)

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