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Nacional are going up against visiting club Trofense at Estádio da Madeira in this LigaPro fixture on Sunday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Nacional v Trofense are shown below (including the best match odds).
Nacional, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 1-2 LigaPro success versus Sporting da Covilhã.
The only name on the scoresheet from Nacional was Wit Quembo (88').
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times that Nacional have shown defensive steel. In fact, Nacional have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 10 goals in the process.
Coming into this meeting, Nacional are without a win at home for the past 4 league games. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Moreirense in LigaPro competition, Trofense and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
Hugo Gomes (82') and Madson (90') scored for Moreirense.
The stats don’t lie, and Trofense have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 13 goals overall. In defence, Trofense can certainly do much better. That kind of pattern might not follow through into this match, of course.
Going into this one, Trofense are without an away win for the past 3 league matches.
Head to head
The last league encounter featuring these sides was LigaPro match day 24 on 27/02/2022 when the final score was Nacional 1-1 Trofense.
On that occasion, Nacional had 68% possession and 11 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Francisco Ramos (71').
At the other end, Trofense got 8 shots at goal with 2 on target.
Team News: Nacional
The Nacional manager Manuel Machado does not have any fitness worries to speak of before this game owing to a completely injury-free squad available for selection.
Team News: Trofense
Thanks to a completely injury-free group ready to go, the Trofense boss Porfírio Carneiro Amorim doesn’t have any fitness worries at all coming into this match.
Our assessment is that Trofense should have enough to find the net against this Nacional side, but that may not quite be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We’re predicting a very close game with a 2-1 win for Nacional at full-time. Let’s wait and see how it plays out.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio da Madeira (5,586)
Captain: Rúben Micael
Chairman: Rui António Macedo Alves
Manager: Manuel Machado
Competitions: LigaPro position 12