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Nacional vs Penarol prediction, betting odds & free tips (04/07/2021)

One of the biggest derbies in Uruguay is scheduled for this weekend, so check our preview of the Nacional vs Penarol match and get some free betting tips along the way.

Our best tips and predictions for Nacional vs Penarol

If you are not sure what is the best bet for Nacional vs Penarol, take a look at some of our top betting tips for this game:

These odds from Betfred were correct at the time of writing. Check your betslip before confirming.

Nacional to Win

Even though it’s never easy to predict a winner in one of the greatest derbies in Uruguay, we expect to see the reigning champions on top in the game against Penarol. After all, Nacional is currently first in the standings in Apertura, even if it’s just by three points ahead of Penarol in fifth place. Both teams haven’t lost in the last five league matches, but Nacional is the host and that could be the decisive advantage.

Nacional and Penarol to Draw at Half Time

While we expect Nacional to win in the end, we also think that this game could be even at half time. After all, three of the last five matches played between these two teams have been equal at half times. In addition to this, Penarol has drawn at half time in six of their eight league matches this season, so they certainly know how to do it.

Under 2.5 Total Goals

Only one of the previous five head-to-head matches between Nacional and Penarol have gone over 2.5 total goals, so we will probably see something similar in this game. In addition to this, Nacional averages 2.75 goals per game this season in Apertura, which is barely over the line. On the other hand, Penarol averages 2.00 goals per game, which is the third-lowest score of all teams in the league.

Nacional vs Penarol preview: One of the best derbies in Uruguay

When the the current champions and the top team in the standings meets the only undefeated team so far in the season, we know we’re in for a treat. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at both teams ahead of their duel:

Nacional

The reigning champions of Uruguay are doing great in the new season as well since they are currently sitting at the top of the standings in Apertura, with five wins, two draws, and a loss. The team is also without a loss in the last five games, three of which have been wins. So, it’s clear that they are in amazing form and ready to repeat the success of last year.

Penarol

The only team in the Uruguayan Apertura that is still undefeated after eight rounds is Penarol. However, five of those eight matches have ended in draws, along with three wins. Penarol is three points behind Nacional, but they are in fifth place in the standings and will have to win a few more games to climb up the ladder even further.

The best odds and important stats for Nacional vs Penarol

The odds for Nacional vs Penarol can vary from one bookie to another, so check our list of top odds from different bookies in the UK.

Uruguay Apertura
Nacional De Football
VS
Penarol
July 4, 2021
HIGHEST ODDS ACROSS 4 BOOKMAKERS
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X
2
1 X 2
31/20 21/10 13/8
11/7 icon 29/13 icon 27/16
3/2 11/5 31/20
3/2 11/5 13/8

Nacional De Football vs Penarol

icon Head to Head

03/02/21
UC
Penarol
Penarol
0 - 0
Nacional De Football
Nacional De Football
13/12/20
UTI
Penarol
Penarol
3 - 2
Nacional De Football
Nacional De Football
09/08/20
UPR
Nacional De Football
Nacional De Football
1 - 1
Penarol
Penarol
15/12/19
UGF
Nacional De Football
Nacional De Football
1 - 0
Penarol
Penarol
11/12/19
UGF
Penarol
Penarol
0 - 2
Nacional De Football
Nacional De Football

Nacional De Football

Last 5

27/06/21
UPR
Rentistas
Rentistas
1 - 1
Nacional De Football
Nacional De Football
24/06/21
UPR
Nacional De Football
Nacional De Football
3 - 0
Montevideo Wanderers
Montevideo Wanderers
19/06/21
UPR
Boston River
Boston River
1 - 1
Nacional De Football
Nacional De Football
13/06/21
UPR
Nacional De Football
Nacional De Football
3 - 1
Atletico Fenix Montevideo
Atletico Fenix Montevideo
05/06/21
UPR
Plaza Colonia
Plaza Colonia
1 - 2
Nacional De Football
Nacional De Football

Penarol

Last 5

26/06/21
UPR
Penarol
Penarol
1 - 1
Villa Espanola
Villa Espanola
23/06/21
UPR
Torque
Torque
0 - 1
Penarol
Penarol
20/06/21
UPR
Penarol
Penarol
4 - 0
Deportivo Maldonado
Deportivo Maldonado
12/06/21
UPR
Penarol
Penarol
1 - 1
Rentistas
Rentistas
06/06/21
UPR
Montevideo Wanderers
Montevideo Wanderers
0 - 0
Penarol
Penarol

Common questions for Nacional vs Penarol

Nacional vs Penarol Prediction

  • Who is hosting the game? Nacional is hosting the game at the Gran Parque Central in Montevideo.
  • When is the game being played? The game is being played at 8 pm BST on Sunday, July 4th.
  • Who is more likely to win according to bookies? Both teams have the same odds of winning this game, according to bookies.