Nacional will welcome Boavista to Estadio de Madeira on Saturday for a match of the 1st round of the Portuguese Primeira Liga. Nacional are returning to the topflight after winning the prematurely ended LigaPro (2nd division), while Boavista finished the previous campaign on 12th place with 39 points.
Nacional vs Boavista Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last game||Last games||Last games home/away|
|Nacional||loss||9 W/ 4 D/ 7 L||5 W/ 3 D/ 2 L|
|Boavista||win||7 W/ 4 D/ 9 L||2 W/ 3 D/ 5 L|
Last game between the teams: 2019-04-14 Primeira Liga: Boavista – Nacional 1:0; Fabio Espinho 16′
Last game at this venue: 2018-12-09 Primeira Liga: Nacional – Boavista 0:0
Boavista prevailed with slender 1:0 over Nacional when the two sides faced each other for the last time, back on 2019-04-14 at Estadio do Bessa Seculo XXI. None of the last five matches was won by the visiting sides, but before that it was the home teams who went six games without a triumph. Two of the last five encounters featured over 2,5 goals, and only the same two also witnessed goals at both ends, with Boavista keeping a clean sheet in each of the other three.
Nacional vs Boavista Stats
|As of 16/09||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 games home/away|
|Nacional||loss||5 W/ 3 D/ 2 L||4 W/ 1 D/ 0 L|
|Boavista||loss||3 W/ 1 D/ 6 L||0W/ 1 D/ 4 L|
Last Game Nacional: 2020-08-30 Friendly: Santa Clara – Nacional 2:1
Next Game Nacional: 2020-09-27 Primeira Liga: Farense – Nacional
Last Game Boavista: 2020-09-13 Friendly: Angrense – Boavista 1:0
Next Game Boavista: 2020-09-26 Primeira Liga: Boavista – Porto
|Last 10 games||GF:GA||Over 2.5 goals||BTTS||Clean sheets|
Nacional’s most recent game was a friendly against Santa Clara away from home and ended in 2:1 defeat. That was the team’s only exhibition match before the Primeira liga start, as their previous encounter was way back in March. Before the loss in the friendly, Nacional were unbeaten in seven consecutive meetings and had lost just one of seventeen clashes. None of their last seven encounters was won by the visiting teams. Three of Nacional’s last five outings produced over 2,5 goals, as four saw both involved sides to hit the back of the nets.
Boavista's last game was a friendly against lowly Angrense on 13/09 at Municipal Field of Angra do Heroismo and finished in 1:0 loss. The team is on a poor current form, winning just one of the last seven matches and allowing five defeats in the process. Three of Boavista’s last five meetings resulted in over 2,5 goals, while three witnessed goals scored at both ends.
Nacional vs Boavista News
Missing Players Nacional: No reports of injuries or suspensions.
Missing Players Boavista: No reports of injuries or suspensions.
Nacional vs Boavista Predictions
Under 2,5 goals – 1.50 @ bet365