Cerro Porteno vs Nacional Asuncion PREVIEW & PREDICTION 15/09/2020

Cerro Porteño and Nacional Asunción meet at Estadio General Pablo Rojas, in a match for the 19 th round of the Professional Division. In the last head-to-head for this edition of the league, on 06‑03‑2020, the two teams tied (0‑0). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which registers 2 wins and 2 draws in the last 4 games. However, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 22‑02‑2019, in a match for the Professional Division which ended in a draw (1‑1). The goals of the match were scored by H. Novick (74 ‘), for Cerro Porteño, and M. Paniagua (55’), for Nacional Asunción. In this game, the home factor may be decisive, since Cerro Porteño presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.

Cerro Porteño :

After 3 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses, the home team is currently in 6th position, with 12 points won. In their last match, they tied with Nacional Asunción away by (0‑0), after in the previous match having lost by (0‑1) at home, in a match against General Díaz. This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 4 victories, 5 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 20 goals scored and 22 suffered; against 8 victories, 2 draws and 5 defeats in their stadium, with 28 goals scored and 19 suffered. For the championship, Cerro Porteño conquered 7 points out of 12 possible, after 2 victories, 1 draw and 1 defeat in the last 4 matches that it played in its stadium.

For this competition, they have not won any of the last 4 matches. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 8 matches for this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively.

The league leader is coming off a ten-game winning streak and looking to stay on edge, so he needs to continue the great football that got him where he is. The fans cannot wait to celebrate the title, however, the championship is not over yet and the team has to watch out for the onslaught of Nacional. The record is excellent and the team has everything to win three more points.

National :

After 4 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, the visiting team is currently in 3rd position, with 14 points won. In their last match, they tied with Cerro Porteño at home by (0‑0), after having won at home in the previous match, in a match against Olimpia, by (1‑0). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games it has registered 5 victories, 4 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 18 goals scored and 21 suffered; against 5 victories, 6 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium, with 21 goals scored and 14 suffered. In the last 10 away matches played for all competitions, Nacional Asunción won 4, drew 2 and lost 4. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 8 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 13 of the last 15 matches have ended with Over 1.5 goals.

Nacional is in the middle of the table and has one of the most difficult games in the competition. Cerro has already shown that it is a strong team and has played excellent games, without giving opponents many opportunities. Nacional hopes to leave Asunción with a positive result or at least a draw, but they know that the task is very complicated.

PREDICTION: Cerro Porteno to win @ 1,53

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