Feirense – Nacional SOCCER PICKS
Feirense and Nacional meet at Estádio Marcolino de Castro, in a match for the 5th round of the Primeira Liga. In the last 3 years there is only one record of 2 direct clashes between the two teams: one to 26.02.2017, which ended in a tie for (0-0), and other more recent 24.09.2016, which ended in a National victory by (0-3). Attention to the house factor, since the Feirense usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
After 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, the home team is currently in the 6 th position, with 7 points won. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against Sporting Lisboa by (1-0), after in the previous match they have tied (1-1) at home, against Boavista. 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 4 wins, 1 draw and 10 losses in away matches, with 12 goals scored and 21 conceded; against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 23 goals scored and 15 conceded. The team comes to this match after a win away with Estoril by (1-2). In the last 10 home matches in all competitions, the Feirense won 5, tied 3 and lost 2. His attack has scored regularly since he scored goals in 3 of the last 4 games for this competition.
The Feirense enters this match after an outside triumph, by 1-2, in the visit to the land of Estoril, in a game to count for the League Cup. However, it is important to keep in mind that the locals no longer win two games ago for the Portuguese championship. The local team presents more individual arguments for this game and that is why we believe that it will get to dominate the game and create good opportunities to score. Edinho is the great highlight of this formation, being very powerful and strong in the completion of goal opportunities: 2 goals scored so far. The local coach should have all the players at his disposal.
The away team is currently in the 15 th position of the league, with 3 points won, after 1 win and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Vitória Setúbal, by (1-2). In the last match, they lost at home against Benfica, by (0-4). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 32 goals scored and 24 conceded; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 32 goals scored and 18 conceded. The team comes to this match after a draw at home with Vitória Setúbal by (3-3). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Nacional won 6, drew 2 and lost 2. The team has not been very strong defensively, as they have suffered goals in the last 4 matches, but their attack has scored with regularity, as they have scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 14 of the last 21 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals.
El Nacional enters this game after a draw, 3-3, at the reception of Vitória de Setúbal. In the last match of the Portuguese league, the visitors lost to Benfica, by 0-4. Captain Jota is the piece in the midfield responsible for defining and leading the offensive attacks of his team. Bryan Rochez is the team’s most offensive reference. Being aware of the qualities of the opponent of this round, it is possible that the National opts to risk little, keeping their lines close together, with the aim of trying to take advantage of the disorganization of Feirense’s defense through counterattacks. There are no absences of weight for this game.