Monagas vs Defensor – Copa Libertadores: Monagas from Venezuela will
face Defensor from Uruguay once again, this time at home.
Sitting in last place, the Venezuelan team can say goodbye to the competition in this match already.
We don’t have many surprises here, on a group where the strongest team is Grêmio, the current champions of the competition, Monagas was seemingly the team most likely to be defeated by everyone.
That was expected and that is what happened. With 3 losses so far, they are one of the worst teams in the competition. They lost 2-0 against Cerro at home on the 1st match, 4-0 to Grêmio on the 2nd and 3-1 to these Uruguayans on the 3rd.
Even a draw can already eliminate this team, that doesn’t have a good defence.
The attack is almost invisible, but they should play their hearts out here, expose themselves even further and probably create some goal scoring chances.
Defensor were the outsiders that would fight for qualification.
They managed to get a very good result drawing with Grêmio at home on the debut, and with a win here, against Monagas, they can get into the qualification zone until next week, when Grêmio hosts Cerro.
This is a very defensive team, that plays with 5 defenders and tries to go on the counter-attack.
Against Grêmio and Cerro, that was their approach, but against Monagas they were more audacious and didn’t play much defence, and I believe they will repeat the strategy here.
Monagas vs Defensor – Betting Tip and Prediction:
This is a decisive match for both clubs. For Monagas, this is their chance to feed the dream of a miracle. For Defensor, I believe this is their only chance of having a shot at qualification, since they will travel to Grêmio on the last round.
I expect that, on a match like this, the home side will turn up the pressure to try and win, and with that, they will give Defensor some spaces, who can also create some dangerous chances.
If I had to pick a winner, I would take the Uruguayan side, but I don’t really trust on teams like this, so the goals’ line seems to be a better option.
|Over 2 Goals||