Liga Pro Ecuador
First Stage Round 12
El Nacional vs Barcelona SC
Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador
In the upcoming fixture of Liga Pro Ecuador, First Stage, round 12, El Nacional will be up against Barcelona SC at the Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa in Quito. According to the table standings of today, El Nacional stands 7th with 6 wins and 18 points, whereas Barcelona SC stands 2nd with 7 wins and 23 points. The two teams last played in November 2022, and the match resulted in a draw (1-1). Considering the current match form of the two sides, the upcoming fixture is likely to be a tricky one to witness. Continue reading to find out more about the upcoming matchup.Get Your Registration Bonus!
El Nacional - Coming off a Defeat Against Guayaquil City (LWWLW)
Going forward in the contest, El Nacional is coming off a defeat against Guayaquil City (3-1), in which Jorge Ordonez scored the only goal of the match for his side. However, what got worse was two red card suspensions in the 66th and 74th minute of play. Bryan Nazareno and Andres Micolta will be missing out on the upcoming matchup due to the red card suspensions. With three wins and two losses in the last five matches played, El Nacional is likely to make a decent comeback. With the likes of Ronie Carrillo and Byron Palacios in the lineup, El Nacional will be looking forward to striking a goal early in the contest against Barcelona SC. About the overall scoring, El Nacional has scored 9 goals, averaging 1.80 goals per game. In contrast to the scoring average, El Nacional has conceded 8 goals, averaging 1.60 goals per game. In the last two home matches, El Nacional has produced 2 wins; Libertad (4-2) and Orense (3-1).
Expected Opening Lineup for El Nacional
David Cabezas; Jerry Arizaga, Walter Rosales, John Narvaez; Daniel Mencias, Bryan Tana, Jefferson Arboleda, Maicon Solis, Silvano Mina; Byron Palacios, Ronie Carrillo.
Barcelona SC - Has Scored the Most Number of Goals So Far in the Competition (LWDWL)
Moving forward in the competition, Barcelona SC will be looking to continue its attacking gameplay. With just 5 points behind the table toppers, Barcelona SC is likely to continue its decent run in the competition. With 25 goals scored and 10 conceded in the league so far, Barcelona SC has done quite well so far in the season. In the last outing against Bolivar, Barcelona SC lost to Bolivar (1-0). From the last five matches played, Barcelona SC has secured 2 wins, 2 defeats, and a draw. When playing away from home, Barcelona has recorded a draw and a defeat in the last two away matches. With the likes of Corozo, Portocarrero, Martinez, and Preciado in the lineup, Barcelona SC is likely to come out hard at El Nacional.
Expected Opening Lineup for Barcelona SC
Víctor Eduardo Mendoza; Pedro Velasco, Joshué Quiñónez, Luca Sosa, Segundo Portocarrero; Leonai, Bruno Pinatares; Janner Corozo, Damian Diaz, Christian Ortiz; Francisco Fydriszewski.
Expert Betting Tips
Though Barcelona SC is coming off a defeat against Bolivar in a Copa Libertadores outing, the upcoming matchup will be an important one for the visitors. With both teams scoring 9 goals in the last five matches played, I am expecting both teams to score. Barcelona SC has reasonable match winners in the lineup compared to El Nacional, which makes them favorite for winning. The final scoreline is likely to be 1-2 at the end of 90 minutes of play.
- Barcelona SC to Win for 3.00
- Total Over 2.5 for 1.78
- Correct Score 1-2 for 8.5