Sol de America vs Guarani
Competition: Paraguay Apertura
Date: 17 April 2018
Kick-off: 01:00 CET
Sol de América hosted Sportivo Luqueño last weekend, their win combined with over 2.5 goals was my riskiest tip, at 3.50, and it came good, as they won that game comfortably, 3-1, being the far better team on the pitch. Midweek, they hosted Independiente Medellín in a Copa Sudamericana game, I liked their chances of winning (2.45), and they did, 2-0, taking a big advantage ahead of the return leg in Colombia. They went back to playing great football in these last two games, free of troubles (players missing due to injuries) they had right before that, when they lost to Independiente de Campo Grande and drew to General Díaz. All in all, they have been one of the most fun teams to watch in the first half of the Apertura campaign, and if their key players stay healthy and fit, they could finish in the top 4.
Guaraní had lost – big – four games in a row before visiting 3 de Febrero last weekend, had lost six of their last seven matches, had “lost” Sebastián Saja as well, their – previous – coach, they even went 1-0 down in Ciudad del Este, but… something happened after that 3 de Febrero goal, Guaraní… woke up from their… coma, and won the game 1-2(!). Two days before visiting Sol de América, they were still without a full-time coach. Diego Osella, Sebastián Méndez, Leonardo Astrada and José Saturnino Cardozo, these were/are the four candidates, but the board of directors of the club seem to be… taking their time. It will be very interesting to see what they will do if they beat Sol, with interim coach Fernando Díaz “delivering” six points in two matches…
Previous five matches:
Sol de America vs Independiente Medellin 2-0
Sol de America vs Sportivo Luqueno 3-1
General Diaz vs Sol de America 1-1
Sol de America vs Independiente CG 0-1
Olimpia vs Sol de America 3-3
3 de Febrero vs Guarani 1-2
Guarani vs Cerro Porteno 0-4
Deportivo Santani vs Guarani 2-0
Guarani vs Nacional Asuncion 1-4
Guarani vs Sportivo Luqueno 1-4
Sol’s next game is at Deportivo Santaní, on Monday, April 23. Two days earlier, Guaraní will have hosted Libertad (both Paraguay Apertura matches).
Sol de America vs Guarani: Head to head Stats
Just one win for Sol, two draws and two wins for Guaraní, in the last five games between these two with Sol as hosts. Two of those five matches went over 2.5 goals.
Sol de America vs Guarani: Prediction
Super interesting game, between a good team that come from back-to-back wins having played good football, and a team that finally… regained consciousness after spending several weeks in a… coma. All things considered, I’m backing Sol to win.
Sol de America vs Guarani: Betting Tips
Sol’s victory pays 2.30, it’s a risky choice, they played on Thursday, Guaraní just returned to victories, but… I expect little details to make the difference, and the hosts to win the game even by just half a goal. “Over 2.5 goals” is at 1.70, if you prefer to leave winners and losers aside. Sol are a team that love attacking, Guaraní just went back to scoring, so… it looks promising.