Cerro Porteno vs Colon Santa
Estadio General Pablo Rojas, Asunción, Paraguay
The second round of CONMEBOL Libertadores ties has given us an interesting and potentially exciting fixture that would leave neutral fans confused about who to back for this one. Although it would seem as if Cerro Porteno have the upper hand based on their track record in this fixture, winning 2 of the previous two matches, one must not underestimate the potential that Colon possesses to cause an upset. While Cerro Porteno have just concluded the Division Profesional – Apertura with a second-place finish and has yet to start their journey in the Clausura, Colon are 5th in the Group B of the Copa de la Liga Profesional 9 games into the season. Colon have won their first match in the CONMEBOL Libertadores (2-1) against Club Atletico Penarol. Cerro Porteno, however, drew their opening match with Olimpia (0-0).Get Your Welcome Bonus!
Cerro Porteno – Chance to kickstart their campaign? (LWWDD)
It is safe to say that Cerro Porteno have not had the best of starts after coming runners up in the Apertura and struggled to impact the game against Olimpia in their opening CONMEBOL Libertadores matchup. It is also worthy to note that Cerro Porteno have not scored in their previous two matches. Although the fixture’s history favors them, they will surely head into this fixture as second favorites purely based on form. Cerro Porteno has scored 2.11 goals per match in their nine matches played in the season and has only conceded 0.67 per match. Cerro Porteno have also only lost once in their last five home games, pointing towards a potentially match-winning factor.
Key players for Cerro Porteno:
- Robert Morales;
- Claudio Aquino;
- Alfio Oviedo;
Colon Santa – A golden opportunity (DDLWD)
Colon has been journeymen on an excellent start to the season both in the Argentinean first division and the CONMEBOL Libertadores after their success in winning the 2021 Liga Profesional 1st phase. They are 5th in Group B and 1st in the current standings of the group stage of the CONMBOL Libertadores, having won their last game against Club Atletico Penarol (2-1). In the 25 matches they have played, Colon scored 1.04 goals per match and conceded a hefty 1.24 goals per match while also keeping nine clean sheets. Colon has also won only one of their previous five away matches and has drawn thrice and lost once. They will have to put in a focused performance if they are to take away something from the Estadio General Pablo Rojas and continue their challenge for the top spot in Group G.
Key players for Colon Santa:
- Luis Miguel Rodriguez;
- Rodrigo Aliendro;
Expert Betting Tips
We should expect to see a matchup of 2 equally able teams, with both teams having potential match-winners that should be able to impact the game and secure the win for their team. Both teams need the win. It will all come down to who wants it the most on matchday. The scoreline is expected to tip in favor of Cerro Porteno.
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