Independiente CG vs Deportivo Santani
Competition: Paraguay Apertura
Date: 10 March 2018
Kick-off: 23:20 CET
Days after Independiente de Campo Grande’s game against Guaraní at Defensores del Chaco, I’m still pinching myself to believe that those 90 minutes had just one goal. I lost count how many clear chances both teams lost, including a Guaraní penalty in the second half. A combination of… carelessness in the finishes, good goalkeeping, plus… I don’t know what else, kept the score at 0-1 for Inde. At the end of the day, they couldn’t care less about all those missed chances. They won the game, they beat a big opponent, they proved once again that this season they… mean business. In five matches, they have lost only the first one, to Olimpia. At home, they have looked… scary, and even away from home, they have shown things, mostly last Monday, against Guaraní. They are a very fun team to watch, and something tells me there will be several goals in this match.
Deportivo Santaní filed an official complaint against the referee of the game versus Olimpia last weekend, a game that started… Saturday afternoon, and was concluded Sunday morning (due to the weather conditions it was paused at half time, and the second half was played next morning), but deep down they must know that it wasn’t the referee who made them lose 5-1. It was their ridiculous defensive mistakes, and, in all fairness, the fact that they had opposite them a much better team, who happen to be playing very good football these days. Santaní won their opening match of the season at home over 3 de Febrero, but ever since then they have lost all four matches, conceding a total of 12 goals.
Previous five matches:
Guarani vs Independiente CG 0-1
Independiente CG vs Sportivo Luqueno 4-1
General Diaz vs Independiente CG 1-1
Independiente CG vs Nacional Asuncion 4-0
Independiente CG vs Olimpia 1-2
Deportivo Santani vs Olimpia Asuncion 1-5
Deportivo Capiata vs Deportivo Santani 2-1
Deportivo Santani vs Libertad 1-2
Sol de America vs Deportivo Santani 3-2
Deportivo Santani vs 3 de Febrero 1-0
Independiente’s next game is at Cerro Porteño, on Wednesday, March 21. Deportivo Santaní are hosting General Díaz the coming Wednesday (both Paraguay Apertura matches).
Independiente CG vs Deportivo Santani: Head to head Stats
Three draws and one win for Deportivo Santaní in the four games these two have played since 2010 with Inde as hosts. Only Santaní’s win went over 2.5 goals.
Independiente CG vs Deportivo Santani: Prediction
Inde have already destroyed Nacional (4-0) and Sportivo Luqueño (4-1) at home, but both teams… tried to play football. Santaní are a different case. I expect the visitors to try… freeze the game from the very beginning. Can Inde cope with such an opponent. All things considered, yes, I do.
Independiente CG vs Deportivo Santani: Betting Tips
A simple Independiente win pays 1.50, but combined with over 2.5 goals this goes up to 2.15.