Our prediction for this Portugal Primeira Liga match:
Estadio de Sao Luis will host Sunday’s football match between SC Farense and Nacional, the two newly-promoted sides. Farense aim to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Moreirense, but keep in mind that there will be no spectators in their first home game of the season due to the fierce of coronavirus spread. Considering that first-choice goalkeeper Rafael Defendi is out of contention through suspension, we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the hosts. Nacional, on the other hand, looked sharp in front of goal in a 3-3 draw with Boavista, and we predict that they are going to record their first win of the season on Sunday afternoon. In their last meeting in Primeira Liga Nacional recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Farense, which is yet another reason why away win should be considered.
Highlighted Team (Nacional):
Nacional is a Portuguese football club based in Funchal, on the island of Madeira. Nacional compete in Primeira Liga, with the team hosting their rivals at Estadio de Madeira. The stadium was opened in the winter of 1998, and it can hold no more than 5,132 spectators.
Nacional is one of the oldest clubs in Portugal as it was founded back in 1910. Los Alvinegros are well known for their white shirts with black stripes, with the team wearing yellow jerseys when playing on the road. Nacional have great rivalry with neighbouring club Maritimo, with the two clubs facing each other in the Madeira derby. Los Alvinegros have won AF Madeira Cup on six occasions (1943/44, 1944/45, 1973,74, 1974/75, 2001/02, 2007/08).
The 2003/04 campaign is considered the most successful season in the history of Nacional as they finished the process in the 4th position in the standings. As a result, they booked their place in the UEFA Cup. In the 2009/10 season Nacional participated in the Europa League group stages, facing the like of Athletic Club, Austria Wien, and Werder Bremen in Group L.