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Nacional vs Velez prediction, odds and free tips 18/05/2022

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

One of the closest matchups in the upcoming round of Copa Libertadores is the Nacional vs Velez duel and we have prepared a detailed preview of this game, along with some free betting picks.

Our latest betting predictions and tips for Nacional vs Velez

If you are not sure what is the right bet for Nacional vs Velez, check our top betting tips for this game right here:

Nacional to Win

After beating Velez in their first duel in the group stages of Copa Libertadores, Nacional will try to do that again at home, which would put them in good position of securing a spot in the next stage.

Meanwhile, Velez still has a chance to progress to the next stage, but they haven’t been in good form this season, neither in Copa Libertadores or their domestic championship. On the other hand, Nacional is in great form with five wins in their last six games in Uruguayan league. So, we can see the home team getting the three points from this match.

Under 2.5 Total Goals

While we saw three goals being scored in the first duel between Nacional and Velez, we don’t expect to see that many goals in their second game in the group.

After all, Nacional went under 2.5 total goals in all of their games in the group except for that game and since we expect them to dictate they tempo and rhythm of the game, we can see this game going under as well.

Both Teams to Score – No

As we already mentioned, both teams scored in the first duel between these two teams since the game ended in a 2-1 win for Nacional, but we don’t see both teams scoring here.

The reason lies in the fact that both teams scored in just one of the four games played by Nacional in the group and we can see that trend continuing in this match too.

Nacional vs Velez preview: Which team will stay in the race for the next stage?


With five wins and one draw in the last six games of Uruguayan Apertura, Nacional seems to be in great form at the moment. Overall, they are third in the standings and just three points away from the team in the first place. Meanwhile, Nacional is third in their Copa Libertadores group too, but they are just one point behind Bragantino in second place, so they have a good chance to reach the next stage.


Only two points from the first four rounds of Copa Libertadores group stages put Velez in the last place in the group. On the bright side, Bragantino is second with five points, so things are not over for Velez yet. However, a lot of things have to happen for Velez to get to the next stage, but more will be known after the next round.

The top odds and important stats for Nacional vs Velez

If you want to bet on the highest Nacional vs Velez odds, take a look at our list of odds chosen from the best UK betting sites:

The most frequent questions for Nacional vs Velez

Nacional vs Velez Prediction

  • Which team do the bookies favour in this game? The bookies favour Nacional to win at 5/4 (2.25) odds.
  • When will the game start? The game will start at 11 pm GMT on Wednesday, May 18th.
  • Who is hosting the game? Nacional is hosting the game at Gran Parque Central in Montevideo.

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