Sportivo Luqueno vs General Diaz
Competition: Paraguay Clausura
Date: 28 October 2018
Kick-off: 01:00 CET
Sportivo Luqueño remained above the relegation line after last weekend’s games, despite losing 4-2 at Olimpia. They are third-to-last, knowing that if Deportivo Santaní win two games in a row, and they don’t “match” their accomplishment, they’ll be pushed below Santaní in the “promedio” table. The big news at Sportivo Luqueño have to do with who’s leading them from the bench. A day after their defeat at Para Uno, Javier Sanguinetti lost his job. The Luque club have already hired Pedro Sarabia. They have three draws and six defeats in their last nine matches, a pitiful record. They may be hosts in this game, but only on paper; the game is held at Defensores del Chaco, and Sportivo Luqueño’s “barras” (most vocal supporters, who often cross the line though), are barred from entering, due to “things” that happened recently in a game against 3 de Febrero.
General Díaz destroyed Deportivo Santaní last weekend, doing – indirectly – their… Luque rivals a big favor. Final score, 4-0(!), with three of those four goals though coming after the 82nd minute. General Díaz are 9th in the “tabla acumulada”, just one point behind 7th-placed Deportivo Capiatá, the last team that – today – earns a Copa Sudamericana ticket. Midweek, the Luque side got eliminated in the Copa Paraguay, losing 2-1 to Olimpia. They have secured their presence in the top division next season, and now the target is to climb a couple of positions in the “tabla acumulada”, so as to play international football in 2019.
Previous five matches:
Olimpia vs Sportivo Luqueno 4-2
Sportivo Luqueno vs 3 de Febrero 1-1
Sol de America vs Sportivo Luqueno 1-0
Sportivo Luqueno vs Libertad 0-0
Sportivo Luqueno vs Fernando de la Mora 5-3
General Diaz vs Olimpia 1-2
General Diaz vs Deportivo Santani 4-0
General Diaz vs Nacional Asuncion 1-2
Olimpia vs General Diaz 2-2
General Diaz vs 3 de Febrero 1-5
Sportivo Luqueño’s next game is on Wednesday, against 3 de Febrero (Copa Paraguay). General Díaz will be hosting Deportivo Capiatá next weekend (Clausura).
Sportivo Luqueno vs General Diaz: Head to head Stats
Four Sportivo Luqueño wins and a draw, in the last five games between the two Luque sides with the men in yellow and blue as hosts.
Sportivo Luqueno vs General Diaz: Prediction
Sportivo Luqueño haven’t won since… ever, but have a new coach, and the “obligation” to get something out of this game. They are considered favorites to win, but… I don’t see that. I’m backing General Díaz to earn at least a draw.
Sportivo Luqueno vs General Diaz: Betting Tips
General Díaz’s double chance pays a good 1.80. Their win in “draw no bet” is at 2.65.