Nacional vs Sporting CP
Portugal – Primeira Liga
Date: Thursday, 7 January 2021
Kick-off at 18:30 UK/ 19:30 CET
Venue: Estádio da Madeira.
The Lions are the toppers of the table, and so far they have been the best in the league by a mile.
They have won all but two of their total games in the league till now, and even these two fixtures had ended in draws – thus maintaining a 100% unbeaten record – the only team in the competition capable of making such a claim.
They have the best defense in the entire league, and have scored the second-most number of goals as well.
Meanwhile, the Nationalists are going through a barren stretch of fixtures, and also have a worrying h2h record against this rival over the years.
By the looks of things, expect Sporting to dominate proceedings this Thursday at the Estadio de Madeira.
Nacional vs Sporting: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Ruben Amorim’s men had won seven of the preceding eight overall match-ups.
- They are unbeaten against this rival since 2011, and had recorded 19 of the previous 20 victories.
- They have scored a total of eight goals in the former three clashes combined.
- Since 2005, the hosts have won just once at this stadium.
- Since 2014, not once have the home team scored a goal at this ground in a league clash.
Nacional vs Sporting Prediction
The Lions are on a five-game winning run, and are also on a 14-fixture unbeaten run. In the process, they had also won 12 of these match-ups.
Going on, they were also unbeaten in 19 of their last 20 overall games, and 17 of these were wins. And the sole defeat during the period had come in the Europa League.
During the while, they had scored two or more goals in 17 of these 20 fixtures.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in 10 of their past 14 overall match-ups, and they have a total of just two league wins at this ground since March of 2020.
On top of that, Amorim’s men also have a phenomenal h2h record against this rival over the years.
Considering these observations, expect Sporting to post the three points on the board this Thursday.
Nacional vs Sporting: Betting Tips
Sporting to Win @ 1.44 (4/9)
Over 1.5 Second Half Goals @ 1.83 (5/6).