Guarani vs Sol de America
Competition: Paraguay Clausura
Date: 19 August 2018
Kick-off: 01:00 CET
Guaraní were second best last weekend at Libertad, and got what they “deserved”, nothing. They lost 3-0, creating very few real chances (hardly any, actually), and looking very… naive defensively. Adding injury to insult, they lost their regular goalkeeper as well. Víctor Centurión got injured, and is expected to stay sidelined for about six weeks. Ignacio Don will be replacing him. Guaraní’s best winger, Gabriel Esparza, said the team must improve in their finishes. They have scored just one goal in their last three games, and three in all five Clausura matches, so… he has a point. Guaraní beat Deportivo Capiatá on their Clausura debut, but that’s their last victory. They drew in three consecutive matches, before losing last weekend at Libertad.
Sol de América saw their Copa Sudamericana campaign come to an end a few days ago. They lost 1-0 at Nacional (Montevideo), they had drawn 0-0 at home in the first leg, so… no more international football for them this season. That goal they conceded in Montevideo was… “unlucky” to write the least, but all in all, they left a lot to be desired, and I’m under the impression that they didn’t really deserve to qualify. They should have looked more… daring offensively, a draw with goals would have sent them through to the next round, but… Last weekend they beat Independiente de Campo Grande 2-1 at home, their first win in the Clausura. They are on six points, having drawn in three of their five matches.
Previous five matches:
Libertad vs Guarani 3-0
Guarani vs Nacional Asuncion 1-1
Guarani vs Independiente CG 0-0
Cerro Porteno vs Guarani 1-1
Guarani vs Deportivo Capiata 1-0
Nacional Montevideo vs Sol de America 1-0
Sol de America vs Independiente CG 2-1
Cerro Porteno vs Sol de America 2-0
Sol de America vs Deportivo Capiata 2-2
Sol de America vs Deportivo Santani 1-1
Guaraní’s next game is at 3 de Febrero, next Sunday. Same day, Sol will be hosting Libertad (both Clausura matches).
Guarani vs Sol de America: Head to head Stats
Four wins for Guaraní and one for Sol in the last five games between these two with Guaraní as hosts.
Guarani vs Sol de America: Prediction
Sol played midweek, but it was four days ago, enough time to recover. Guaraní are considered favorites to win the game, but they haven’t won in weeks, and generally have only won once in the Clausura. Plus, they just played their worst game in the tournament. I’m backing Sol to earn at least a draw.
Guarani vs Sol de America: Betting Tips
Sol’s double chance at 1.80 is my main tip. “Both teams to score” is at 1.95, and “over 2.5 goals” pays slightly better, 2.10.