Guarani vs Junior Barranquilla: This match will decide which team advances onto the Copa Libertadores’ group stage and which team gets eliminated
With the 1-0 advantage Junior obtained on the 1st leg, a lot of things can be analyzed and studied for this encounter. Analyzing the first leg itself, Junior even kept the ball from the start but they had some scares.
The visiting side was dangerous a couple of times, especially during the first half, and they could have even returned from Colombia with the so-desired away goal.
However, with a player sent-off at the 20th minute of the 2nd half, that balance was gone and Junior pressured and pressure, with Chará, their main player, eventually managing to score the winning goal.
Despite leading 1-0, the team continued looking to score and they were very close to score at the end, with the attacker Jonatan Alvez almost scoring, he that is a former Barcelona-ECU player and one of the team’s main signings for 2018.
Guarani-PAR: In 2018, Guarani has always scored a lot of goals whenever they played at home.
They’ve scored 6 goals twice and for this match against Junior, they will need to score anyway if they want to advance.
The team’s main offensive weapons will be the midfielders Bogarin and Morel, since the striker Velázque was sent-off in the first leg and will miss this match.
It’s important to remind that Guarani was very dangerous playing away from home, and while they played with 11 men, they weren’t just worrying about marking, playing their part very well.
Guarani 2-1 Deportivo Capiatá
Junior 1-0 Guarani
Libertad 2-0 Guarani
Guarani 6-0 Carabobo
Guarani 6-2 Sol de América
Junior-COL: The team from Barranquilla managed to get a good result in the first leg, a victory, even if it was by the minimum margin.
However, they didn’t concede any goals, which is very important, since the away goals are the main tiebreak criteria for the Copa Libertadores.
The team should play enclosed and take advantage of the advances on the counter-attack, and for that they have 4 excellent attacking options in Chará, Luiz Ruiz, Téo Gutierrez and Jonatan Alves, who are all very talented and agile players that can turn their counter-attack into the deciding factor of this match.
Atlético Huila 1-0 Junior
Junior 1-0 Guaraní
Deportivo Pasto 2-0 Junior
Junior 3-1 Olimpia
Junior 1-0 Atlético Bucaramanga
Guarani vs Junior Barranquilla – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Before the 1st leg, Junior was heavily favoured to advance. However, the 1st leg left it all in the open, on a scenario where the home side needs to score no matter what, and the visiting side has an excellent attack and a great transition onto the counter-attack, so it is easy to understand some possible scenarios that favour our selection.
The first goal being scored by Junior might relax the team and increase even more the Paraguayans’ need to score, just like the 1-0 for Guarani tends to leave this game very tense and in Junior’s hands, who, by having a better team, can take care of the offensive actions looking to score the goal that would practically resolve this tie.
If Guarani gets a 2-0 lead, Junior will have to go all-out looking to score, otherwise they will be eliminated.
|Both teams to score||