General Diaz vs Deportivo Santani
Competition: Paraguay Clausura
Date: 20 October 2018
Kick-off: 23:00 CET
This feels like a… bad joke. General Díaz were scheduled to host Nacional last Sunday. Two days earlier, Sportivo Luqueño had played at the same stadium, Adrián Jara, as they cannot use their own, due to safety reasons. The field was… battered that much, and the dressing rooms were left at such a chaotic state on Friday, that General Díaz felt they had no option but to host THEIR OWN match not at home, but at another stadium. They played in Villa Elisa, Sol de América’s home, and lost 1-2, despite the fact that Nacional played with a man less for more than 60 minutes! The “hosts” should have been given a penalty in added time though. General Díaz are at the bottom of the Clausura table, on just 12 points from 14 matches, but they are doing much better in the “promedio” table. They are fourth-to-last (the bottom two get relegated), not 100% safe, but… relatively safe, and still in with a chance to earn a Copa Sudamericana ticket.
Ironic… Believe it or not, under serious threat to get relegated Deportivo Santaní, sitting second-to-last in the promedio table, are within striking distance from a Copa Sudamericana ticket, on 38 points from 36 matches this year, Apertura and Clausura combined. On Monday, they got destroyed, 0-5, by Olimpia, playing at a neutral venue (which, though, was F U L L of Olimpia fans), and losing a player at the end of the first half (second yellow card). Good news for them was that they sold more than 18,000 tickets, they made some serious money. Bad news was, their position in the promedio table got even worse, as Sportivo Luqueño, the team right above them in that table, had earned a draw three days earlier.
Previous five matches:
General Diaz vs Nacional Asuncion 1-2
Olimpia vs General Diaz 2-2
General Diaz vs 3 de Febrero 1-5
General Diaz vs Resistencia 0-0
General Diaz vs Sol de America 1-0
Deportivo Santani vs Olimpia 0-5
3 de Febrero vs Deportivo Santani 0-0
Deportivo Santani vs Sol de America 2-1
Deportivo Santani vs Sportivo San Lorenzo 2-0
Deportivo Santani vs Libertad 1-0
General Díaz are facing Olimpia on Wednesday, at a neutral venue (Copa Paraguay). Deportivo Santaní are hosting Nacional Asunción next weekend (Clausura).
General Diaz vs Deportivo Santani: Head to head Stats
Two wins for General Díaz, two for Deportivo Santaní as well, and a draw, in the last five games between these two in Luque, starting in 2011.
General Diaz vs Deportivo Santani: Prediction
Apertura and Clausura combined, only two of Deportivo Santaní’s last 16 away games had more than two goals, with many having no more than one. With that in mind, I prefer to bet on goals, rather than winners and losers.
General Diaz vs Deportivo Santani: Betting Tips
“Under 2.5 goals” is at 1.65, and “under 1.5” pays 2.90.