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Cerro come up against away side Defensor Sporting at The Estadio Luis Tróccoli in the Primera Division meeting on Wednesday.
Our Cerro v Defensor Sporting predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (including the best match odds).
Cerro, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 1-2 Primera Division victory vs La Luz.
The only player to score from Cerro was Mariano Peralta (66'). Álvaro González (71') was the scorer for La Luz.
It’s not been often in recent times where Cerro have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Cerro have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 7 goals on the way. Having said that, we will just have to wait and see if that trend will persist in this upcoming game or not.
Defensor Sporting go into this clash following on from a 3-0 Primera Division win versus Racing Club in their last game.
The only player to score from Defensor Sporting was Kevin Ramírez (10', 70').
A series of steadfast performances from the Defensor Sporting defensive unit has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 4 from their last 6 fixtures in total. During the same time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 10.
Head to head
There have been a high number of draws between these two clubs. In their head to head clashes stretching back to 08/09/2018, fans have seen 5 of these. That’s a comparatively high 83 per cent of games ending up tied.
A combined total of 10 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 4 of them for Villeros and 6 created by El Tuerto. The average goals per game has been 1.67.
The previous league contest between the two was Primera Division (Apertura) match day 10 on 08/04/2023 when it finished Defensor Sporting 1-1 Cerro.
Team News: Cerro
Regarding absentees, there’s just the sole fitness concern for the Cerro boss Gustavo Ferreyra to be concerned with from an otherwise complete squad. Nicolás González (Cruciate ligament tear) is sidelined. Martín Gianoli is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Defensor Sporting
Owing to a completely healthy squad ready to go, the Defensor Sporting manager Marcelo Méndez doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this match.
In our view, Cerro will need to put in a solid display to see themselves scoring against this Defensor Sporting outfit who we reckon should manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
We’re therefore anticipating a very competitive game with a 0-1 win for Defensor Sporting at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Estadio Luis Tróccoli (25,000)
Captain: José Tancredi
Chairman: Alfredo Jaureguiverry
Manager: Gustavo Ferreyra
Competitions: Primera Division position 15, Primera Division (Apertura) position 10, Intermediate Round (Group 2)