Handicap, Over 2 goals
Analysis of Boavista
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
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.
Handicap, Over 2 goals