DIAZ VS SP.LUQUENO PREVIEW & PREDICTION
General Díaz and Sportivo Luqueño face each other in a match for the 5th round of the Professional Division. The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which has 8 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses in the last 16 matches. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 09-05-2018, ended with the victory of General Díaz by (2-1). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 11 th position of the league, with 3 points won, after 6 wins, 9 draws and 11 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Nacional Asunción, by (1-1). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Deportivo Santaní, by (3-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 6 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 18 goals scored and 29 conceded; against 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 21 goals scored and 20 suffered. In the last 10 home matches for the championship General Diaz won 4, drew 2 and lost 4, for which he won 14 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-1 (5 out of 12 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 26 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 18 times and only managed 1 comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 12 home matches for this competition: they have scored 5 of their 13 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
The campaign that General Diaz has been doing is weak in this beginning of Clausura and he knows that he can show something better, so it is evident that he will not be able to lose points to the fans. It is extremely important that you start to evolve soon in the competition and that is because you give security to the players, so you expect to get a good result. Really going to find difficulties, since his adversary is better in the competition, but he hopes to make the local factor his ally in the quest for victory. For this game the coach Aldo Bobadilla should take to the field what is best available.
After 7 wins, 7 draws and 12 losses, the away team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 7 points won. In the last match, they lost in an away match against Olimpia, by (0-1), after in the previous match they won in a match against 3 de febrero, by (0-2). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins and 8 losses in away matches, with 23 goals scored and 29 conceded; against 3 wins, 7 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 18 goals scored and 17 conceded. For the league, Sportivo Luqueño won 15 points out of 30 possible points, after 5 wins and 5 losses in the last 10 matches as a visitor. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 9 of the last 13 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 26 matches in this competition, they have only 1 comeback in the 15 matches where they have conceded the first goal.
Despite coming from a defeat, the campaign that Sportivo Luqueño is doing is positive and certainly wants to stay that way, for that reason, despite playing away from their domains, they expect to score points. That being the case, he hopes to be able to have a great performance and without making mistakes, because that would bring him to a favorable score. So far he has managed to surprise and is at the top of the table, so he expects to have regularity to stay this way until the end of the championship. For this game the coach Gustavo Florentin should bring to the field what he has of the best available.
PREDICTION: Under 2.5 goals @ 1.78