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The Nacional vs Villa Espanola duel might not be the most anticipated one in the round, but it can still be an exciting game. With that in mind, we have prepared a detailed preview of the match for you.
Our free betting tips for Nacional vs Villa Espanola
While Nacional is the clear favourite in this game, it doesn’t mean that you can’t find some interesting betting markets for this match. We have selected a few of our top betting predictions to help you out:
These odds from Betfred were correct at the time of writing. Check your betslip before confirming.
Nacional to Win with Handicap (-1)
The reigning champions of Uruguay are hosting the team that’s sitting at the very bottom of the standings in the Uruguayan Apertura this season, so it’s not surprising that the odds on home team winning the game are not that good. With that in mind, our prediction is for Nacional to win the game by at least two goals, which happened twice in the previous five meetings between these two teams.
Nacional to Lead at Half Time
Since we expect to see a convincing win for the home team, we also expect them to lead at half time. We don’t have statistics to back up our prediction here, which is based purely on the difference in quality between Nacional and Villa Espanola and our expectation that Nacional will win this game with ease.
Both Teams to Score – No
Both teams have scored in just one of the previous five meetings between Nacional and Villa Espanola, and we don’t see why this game should be any different. That being said, it’s true that both teams have scored in 60% of Nacional games in the league and 50% of all Villa Espanola matches in Serie A, but we decided to bet on tradition here.
Nacional vs Villa Espanola preview: Can Nacional make a push for the top?
While the home team is doing well in the Uruguayan Apertura, the guests are struggling, a lot. So, let’s take a closer look at both teams ahead for their match:
The reigning champions are still in the title race in this year’s Apertura, but they are not leading the race at the moment. After the first ten rounds, Nacional is third with three points less than Plaza Colonia, who is on top of the standings. In addition to this, Nacional also plays in the Top 16 phase of Copa Sudamericana, but they’ve lost the first leg at home to their fierce rivals Penarol.
We have finally seen Villa Espanola win in the previous round after going nine matches in Apertura without a win. However, that wasn’t enough for Villa Espanola to move up from the last place in the standings, but they are now only one point behind the teams that are in front of them.
Frequently asked questions for Nacional vs Villa Espanola
- Who is the favourite? Nacional is the clear favourite in the game.
- What is the kickoff time? The kickoff time is at 10 pm BST on Sunday, July 25th.
- Which team is hosting the game? Nacional is hosting the game at the Gran Parque Central in Montevideo.