Deportivo Capiata vs Deportivo Santani
Competition: Paraguay Apertura
Date: 25 February 2018
Kick-off: 21:45 CET
Deportivo Capiatá took an unexpected lead last weekend at Defensores del Chaco against Guaraní less than three minutes into the game, but right after that they got equalised. They saw Guaraní create and miss half a dozen chances, with their goalkeeper doing a great job. It was the same guy who totally misjudged a Guaraní free-kick seconds before halftime. He gifted Guaraní a goal, which was meant to be the last of the game. Capiatá created two-three decent chances in the second half, but looking back on how the whole game went, I’m left with the impression that they didn’t deserve a point. It was their first defeat in this season’s Apertura, after a draw at General Díaz and a win at home over Sportivo Luqueño (a triumph actually, 4-1).
If Deportivo Santaní’s game last weekend at home against Libertad had lasted 45 minutes (the first ones), it would have been the perfect match for them, scoring, leading, having kept a clean sheet, and having looked very competitive against a team that is soon to start its games in the Copa Libertadores group stage. In the second half, Santaní… sort of collapsed, lacking the sharpness they had shown in the first 45 minutes. They conceded twice, allowed Libertad more chances, and created none themselves, as if… someone, something, sucked all their energy out of them at halftime. Santaní beat 3 de Febrero on their Apertura debut, lost 3-2 at Sol de América playing with 10 men for more than 80 minutes(!), played an awesome first half against Libertad, so their… total mark thus far is good, decent, promising for the remainder of the season.
Previous five matches:
Guarani vs Deportivo Capiata 2-1
Deportivo Capiata vs Sportivo Luqueno 4-1
General Diaz vs Deportivo Capiata 1-1
Deportivo Capiata vs Olimpia 1-2
Sol de America vs Deportivo Capiata 1-1
Deportivo Santani vs Libertad 1-2
Sol de America vs Deportivo Santani 3-2
Deportivo Santani vs 3 de Febrero 1-0
Deportivo Caacupé vs Deportivo Santani 1-1
Deportivo Santani vs 22 de Setiembre 1-0
Capiatá’s next game is at Cerro Porteño next weekend. Santaní will be hosting Olimpia Asunción (both Paraguay Apertura matches).
Deportivo Capiata vs Deportivo Santani: Head to head Stats
A 2-0 Capiatá win and a 1-1 draw back in 2015, last time they hosted Santaní. Before that, they hadn’t hosted them since 2012.
Deportivo Capiata vs Deportivo Santani: Prediction
I like what I’ve seen from Deportivo Santaní thus far in this Apertura, but last time Deportivo Capiatá played at home, they butchered Sportivo Luqueño 4-1. All things considered, I’m leaving winners and losers aside, I’m focusing on goals.
Deportivo Capiata vs Deportivo Santani: Betting Tips
“Over 2.5 combined goals”, at 1.91, looks great to me. Both teams have scored and conceded thus far (with one exception), have played some exciting football in parts of their matches, and usually when you have two such teams play against each other, the first goal comes early, and more follow.