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Boavista vs Nacional Predictions today and Betting Tips

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Betting prediction:

Rivals in the fight for maintenance, both teams come to this match with different moods and separated by four points in the leaderboard. Boavista’s team should take advantage of the home factor to behave more offensively in the match, against a National who should not give up attacking and try to take advantage of the spaces that should appear between lines and on the back of the “checkered” defense. A well-played match is expected, with several scoring opportunities overall.

Betting tip

Handicap, Over 2 goals

Odd 1.69

Match preview

Boavista and Nacional meet at Estádio do Bessa Século XXI, in a match for the 18th round of the Primeira Liga. These teams have tied (3‑3) in the last head‑to‑head for this edition of the league, played on 19‑09‑2020. The head‑to‑head record at this stadium couldn’t be more balanced, as it shows 1 draw and 1 win for each team in the last 3 head‑to‑heads. Nevertheless, in the last head‑to‑head played at this stadium, on 14‑04‑2019, for the Primeira Liga, Boavista won by (1‑0). Both teams register significant differences between home and away results, so the home/away factor is worth atention.

Analysis of Boavista

The home team is currently in the 16th position of the league, with 14 points won, after 2 wins, 8 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Portimonense, by (1‑2). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Gil Vicente, by (1‑2). This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 7 draws and 6 losses in away matches; against 3 wins, 2 draws and 10 losses at their stadium. In the last 8 home league matches Boavista has a record of 1 win, 2 draws and 5 losses, so they have won 5 points out of 24 possible.

In this competition, they haven’t won any of the last 5 home matches. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. They have conceded the first goal in 8 of their 17 matches for this competition, and have only turned the score around in 1.

Boavista has been one of the worst performing teams in this edition of Liga NOS, especially given the weight of expectations generated at the beginning of the season, due to the strong investment that the checkered squad made. At the entrance to round 18, the team led by Jesualdo Ferreira occupies the 16th and antepenultimate place in the leaderboard, with the same 14 points as Famalicão, penultimate ranked, and one point behind Portimonense. After achieving their second victory, in the visit to Portimonense (1-2), Boavista returned to the defeats last Friday, in the reception to Gil Vicente (1-2), in a match where they started losing (24′) , tied almost at the half time break (own goal, 44′) and suffered the goal of defeat in the final moments (85′).

Analysis of Nacional

The away team is currently in the 9th position of the league, with 18 points won, after 4 wins, 6 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Famalicão, by (2‑1). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Rio Ave, by (0‑0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 13 goals scored and 18 conceded; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 26 goals scored and 17 conceded. In the last 8 away league matches Nacional has a record of 1 win, 3 draws and 4 losses, so they have won 6 points out of 24 possible.

In this competition, they haven’t won any of the last 7 away matches. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half‑time was the 0‑0 (4 out of 8 matches). Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 4 of the last 8 matches for this competition have ended ended with Under 1,5 goals. This is a team that has had a hard time trying to score first. They have opened up the score in only 4 of the last 17 matches for the Primeira Liga, they have reached half‑time in front in 1 of those 4 matches and have held on to the lead in 2. In 17 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 10 times and have only turned the score around in 2.

The Nacional da Madeira team has managed to make a relatively balanced campaign in the struggle for maintenance, in a season marked by its return to the Portuguese football elite. At the entrance to the first round of the second half of the Liga NOS, the formation guided by Luís Freire occupies a comfortable 9th place in the leaderboard, with a balance of 18 points (same as Tondela), which gives them a four point advantage for the relegation zone. In the preview of this visit to Bessa, Nacional is going through a good moment of form, since they haven’t lost for three consecutive matches, two of which were held away from home. In the last round, the Madeiran team drew 0-0 when visiting Rio Ave.

Betting tip

Handicap, Over 2 goals

Odd 1.69

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