Nacional vs Zulia: Preview and Prediction

Nacional vs Zulia-Match Preview-Copa Libertadores 15th March 2017

Match Preview for Nacional vs Zulia

  • Tournament: Copa Libertadores 2017
  • Date: Wednesday, 15th March 2017
  • Kick off at 22:30 UK/ 23:30 CET
  • Venue: Estadio Gran Parque Central.

Venezuelan Zulia will have a very difficult task to collect a single point in their first ever appearance in Copa Libertadores.

The Venezuelan champions Zulia are drawn with Chapecoense, Lanus and Nacional and they are the absolute underdogs in the group 7.


The last season’s runners-up in the Uruguayan Primera Division A were unlucky to be denied in the quarterfinal of Copa Libertadores in the last term of the competition.

Nacional got eliminated to Boca Juniors only after penalty shootout after playing two 1-1 draws.

The hosts have been on an amazing run at the start of the new season and they will come in the game with Zulia after eight consecutive wins in all competitions.


The visitors lost their opener on the home court to Chapecoense 1-2 last week.

The team led by Daniel Farias has been super easy to break down lately as they conceded as many as five goals in the weekend’s catastrophic defeat to Aragua in Primera Division.

Nacional vs Zulia: Head to head

This will be the first ever head to head clash between the two sides.

Nacional vs Zulia: Prediction

Nacional are obviously heavy favourites and everything but a commanding win for the hosts would represent a major surprise.

The main strength of Martin Lasarte’s team is the rock-solid defense which is why we can easily see them winning to nil which is paid at the odds of 8/11.

Home win is a banker, but you won’t get rich with the 2/9 odds which is why we advise you to take the hosts to win by at least two goals as the alternative bet.

  • Nacional vs Zulia: Bet Tips
  • The number one betting option will be Nacional to win to nil at the odds of 8/11.
  • The second betting pick will be Nacional -1.5 handicap at the odds of 17/20.