Nacional vs Tondela
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Saturday, 2 March 2019
Kick-Off at 15:30 UK / 16:30 CET
Venue: Estadio de Madeira (Funchal).
Nacional and Tondela are level on points right on the brink of the danger area coming into Saturday’s clash which has all ingredients of a relegation six-pointer.
The hosts had a couple of turbulent weeks which saw them suffer one of toughest losses in their history. They fell 10-0 to Benfica away at Estadio da Luz in mid-February.
Nevertheless, Costinha’s men showed a terrific mental strength to come back just seven days after such defeat. They demolished Feirense 4-0, a win which came after a streak of five defeats and a draw in six matches.
Alvinegros quickly returned to the old habits, though, falling 2-0 away at Santa Clara last weekend.
Nacional vs Tondela: Head-to-head
Nacional lead the head to head tie by a single win coming into 9th encounter with Tondela.
Auriverdes were, however, more successful in the host recent H2H history, winning two and drawing one of past three meetings with Nacional.
Interestingly, Nacional only played two H2H games with Tondela in front of the home crowd and they won both ties netting three goals in each of these.
Nacional vs Tondela: Prediction
Tondela head into this on the back of two straight losses to Moreirense and Porto. They failed to find the back of the net along the way, shipping five goals at the other end at the same time. Tondela allowed as many as 20 goals in 11 away matches in this term of Primeira Liga.
Given Nacional won each of two home outings with Auriverdes, we can recognize the value in backing the home win at the odds of 2.45 here. Nacional kept clean sheets in six of past eight home matches in the league. They destroyed Feirense 4-0 in the previous home fixture.
Knowing the visitors failed to score a single goal in last two league affairs, you can also try with Alvinegros to keep a clean sheet at the odds of 3.00.
Nacional vs Tondela: Bet Tips
Nacional to win @ 2.45 (29/20)
Nacional to keep a clean sheet @ 3.00 (2/1).