Portimonense vs Nacional
Portuguese Primeira Liga
Date: Sunday, 10 March 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Portimao (Portimao).
Portimonense enjoyed a splendid form in the first half of the season, but they are now pulling up any trees at the start of the year. Antonio Folha’s troops claimed just one point from past six league matches and they can be blessed for the aforementioned kick off to the season as otherwise they would be wrapped up completely into the relegation scrap.
The team from Portimao desperately need to shift a corner as soon as possible if they are to avoid the relegation battle. The hoists are now just five points above the red zone even though they sit at 10th position in the league ladder.
Sunday’s fixture against mid-table rivals Nacional will thus be of a huge importance for Folha and his squad. Can they show the fighting spirit to overcome a massive crisis and get away with the spoils here?
Portimonense vs Nacional: Head-to-head
The draw was the most frequent of outcomes happening three times in six head to head meetings.
Portimonense only lost one of six matches against Alvinegros so far.
Portimonense took a narrow 0-1 victory away in Madeira when teams locked horns in the first part of the season in late October last year.
Just one of six head to head meetings produced goals at both ends.
Portimonense vs Nacional: Prediction
The low-scoring head to head trend might come to an end here based on teams’ recent form. The visitors bagged as many as seven goals in last two home wins over Feirense and Tondela. They also allowed 12 in last two away defeats to Benfica (10-0) and Santa Clara (2-0).
Nacional have a dreadful away record with 2 wins, 3 draws and 6 defeats in 11 matches on the road (15-33 goal difference in the process). On the other side, Portimonense conceded at least a goal in each of last six league affairs, a streak which includes a 3-1 loss away at Sporting Lisbon seven days ago.
Portimonense vs Nacional: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.70 (7/10)
Draw @ 3.75 (11/4).