Cerro Porteno vs Defensor Sporting – Copa Libertadores: Cerro Porteno left a good impression on their debut in the Copa Libertadores
With a victory away from home over Monagas by 2-0 on a match of the Copa Libertadores’ Group 1.
With a ball touch, and with quick transitions, the Paraguayan team was able to involve their opponent, and they got the 3 points without any major difficulties.
Latest matches: CERRO PORTENO
10.03.18 PDV Olimpia Asuncion Cerro Porteno 1-0
04.03.18 PDV Cerro Porteno Dep. Capiata 2-2
27.02.18 LIB Monagas Cerro Porteno 0-2
23.02.18 PDV Libertad Cerro Porteno 1-1
17.02.18 PDV Cerro Porteno Sol De America 2-0
Now, playing at home, they have everything to win again, and put themselves in a very good situation within the group.
Cerro has lost their match on the Paraguayan league this weekend, and they should want to win here to recover. On their last match, they rested some players, which means that the team will be 100% for this encounter.
Latest matches: DEFENSOR SPORTING
10.03.18 PDV Club Nacional Defensor Sp. 2-0
04.03.18 PDV Defensor Sp. Fenix 3-2
27.02.18 LIB Defensor Sp. Grêmio 1-1
24.02.18 PDV Rampla Juniors Defensor Sp. 1-1
18.02.18 PDV Defensor Sp. CA Torque 2-1
The first match against the current champions, left Defensor a little bit bitter in my opinion. The team, even playing in Uruguay, presented a very defensive posture, playing for the draw.
I don’t know if they respected their opponent too much, but, from what I’ve seen, they didn’t show great technique.
The Uruguayan drive is there, as we all know, but I don’t know if that will be enough for them to advance on this tough group 1 of the Copa Libertadores.
Since they’ve drawn against Grêmio, they will now have to try and get points away from home if they want to dream about accomplishing something.
I find It hard, but, the Libertadores has already shown that nothing is impossible.
Cerro Porteno vs Defensor Sporting – Betting Tip and Prediction:
If we want to draw any conclusion, regarding the 1st round of the group stage of this Copa Libertadores, the big favourite here is certainly Cerro.
The team showed personality, even playing against a fragile opponent, and they got a convincing win away from home.
Defensor has a lot of determination, and they’ve shown that when they were able to snatch a draw on the final minutes against Grêmio, but they didn’t show any quality whatsoever.
Since I have that clear in my mind, and analyzing Cerro’s latest matches played at home, I would be surprised if the Paraguayan team was unable to get the 3 points here.
We’ll take Cerro Porteno to win here, because I think the odds have a very acceptable value here.