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Nacional vs Maritimo Predictions & Tips - Back a draw in the Madeira derby

  • Nacional vs Maritimo predictions for Friday’s Primeira Liga match
  • The game is being played at 8.30pm GMT at Estádio da Madeira
  • Nacional have drawn 2 of their last 4 matches against Maritimo
  • I am backing a draw in the Madeira derby
  • Preview, predictions, stats & team news
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Maritimo have drawn 2 of their last 4 matches against Nacional (Getty Images)
Mat Marshall 11 Mar 2021
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Nacional vs Maritimo Predictions


Nacional and Maritimo are separated by three points in the Primeira Liga with both clubs finding it hard to win. This should be a tight Madeira derby, both clubs are in a relegation battle with a draw the best bet.

  • Nacional have lost their last 4 matches (Primeira Liga).
  • Nacional have drawn 2 of their last 4 matches against Maritimo (Primeira Liga).
  • Maritimo have lost 7 of their last 8 matches (Primeira Liga).

Head to Head


Maritimo have a narrow 12-11 advantage against Nacional with 12 draws in 35 matches. 

Maritimo hosted the last encounter in October that ended in a 0-0 draw.

Nacional Form


Nacional are two points above the relegation zone in their return to the top flight. The Madeira club have lost their last four Primeira Liga matches.

Luís Freire' side lost 3-2 against Farense, 2-1 at Belenenses and 2-1 against Braga.

Nacional’s last match was a 2-1 defeat at Pacos de Ferreira. Substitute Bryan Róchez scored deep into added time, a mere consolation.

Nacional Injuries & Team News


Goalkeeper Daniel Guimarães could return from injury here.

Bryan Rochez is expected to return to the starting after his goal off the bench last time out.

Maritimo Form


Maritimo have lost seven of their last eight matches in the Primeira Liga. They sit bottom of the table but are only one point from safety.

Milton Mendes replaced Lito Vidigal as manager in December but lasted 17 games before being sacked. 

Mendes saw his side earn a 0-0 draw at Portimonense where they had 35% possession. His last match in charge was a 2-0 home defeat to Moreirense on Sunday in an even game.

Maritimo Injuries & Team News


Maritimo left back Fabio China is doubtful.

Attacking midfielder Rafik Guitane and striker Rodrigo Pinho came off the bench against Moreirense. Both should start here in a boost for the visitors.

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Verdict

Maritimo and Nacional are finding it very hard to win and fighting relegation. I am backing a draw in the Madeira derby.

Best Bet: Draw Full Time Result @200.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @500.00 at Unibet - 1 Unit

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