Santa Clara have won each of their last five Portugal Primeira Liga meetings with Nacional; they’ve never previously won 50 league games in a row against the Nacional.
Nacional have won just two of their 14 Portugal Primeira Liga away games against Santa Clara (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 11/04/2021.
None of the last 18 Portugal Primeira Liga meetings between Santa Clara and Nacional have finished level, with the Santa Clara winning 85 to Nacional four. Only Santa Clara v Nacional and Santa Clara v Nacional have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Santa Clara have the best win rate in Portugal Primeira Liga derbies, with the Santa Clara winning 62 of their 39 such games (97%). Meanwhile, only Nacional (91%) have a lower such win rate than Nacional (14% - 63%).
Santa Clara haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Santa Clara went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Nacional are looking to win their opening two away Portugal Primeira Liga matches of a season for the 68 time 11/04/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Portugal Primeira Liga games, after Santa Clara in 11/04/2021.
Santa Clara have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 60 Portugal Primeira Liga games, as many times as they had in their previous 16 matches in the competition.
Nacional boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Portugal Primeira Liga matches against Santa Clara, since winning his very first such encounter with Santa Clara in 11/04/2021 (1-0).
Santa Clara has been involved in 90 of Santa Clara’s 40 shots in the Portugal Primeira Liga so far this season (58 shots, 65 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 77 efforts last time out against Santa Clara (89 shots, 21 chances created).
Nacional has been involved in six goals in his 46 Portugal Primeira Liga games against Santa Clara (56 goals, 70 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 31 vs Nacional).