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Nacional de Football play host to visiting rivals Cerro at The Estadio Gran Parque Central in the Primera Division clash on Saturday.
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Nacional de Football
Nacional de Football head into this match following on from a 0-0 Primera Division drawn match versus Plaza Colonia.
Their most recent results shine a light on the fact that there has been much resilience in the Nacional de Football rearguard. Nacional de Football have been stingy, seeing the tally of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their past six outings standing at 4.
After a losing effort in their last game against Deportivo Maldonado in Primera Division action, Cerro will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Cerro had 46% possession and 3 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Deportivo Maldonado got 14 shots at goal with 8 on target.
Gustavo Ferreyra's Cerro have had reason to celebrate scoring a total of 6 times in the course of their most recent six matches. The number of goals that have been scored against them during that same period adds up to 6.
Head to head
A quick look at past results between these clubs going back to 30/03/2019 tells us that these encounters have not been happy ones for Cerro. They’ve not managed to register any victories whatsoever whereas Nacional de Football have been too good for them, running out winners in 67% of those games played.
A combined sum of 17 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 13 for Bolsos and 4 netted by Villeros. The average goals per game has been 2.83.
The last league match between these sides was Intermediate Round match day 1 on 03/06/2023 which ended up with the score at Cerro 1-1 Nacional de Football.
On that day, Cerro had 39% possession and 4 shots at goal with 1 on target.
For their opponents, Nacional de Football had 17 shots on goal with 6 on target. Gastón Pereiro (79') scored.
Team News: Nacional de Football
The Nacional de Football manager Álvaro Gutiérrez has a full complement, with no fitness concerns at all ahead of this game with a fully injury-free group ready to go.
Team News: Cerro
Out of a mainly full-strength squad, there is only a single fitness worry for the Cerro manager Gustavo Ferreyra to be concerned about. Mauro Estol (Muscle Injury) misses out for this game. The players ineligible for this match because of suspension are Martín Gianoli and Brian González.
For this match, we think that Nacional de Football should be able to score a couple against Cerro, who might well find it a difficult task finding the net themselves.
Our selection here is for a pretty comfortable 2-0 victory for Nacional de Football when all’s said and done.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Nacional de Football
Stadium: The Estadio Gran Parque Central (34,000)
Chairman: José Fuentes
Manager: Álvaro Gutiérrez
Competitions: Primera Division position 11, Primera Division (Apertura) position 2, Intermediate Round (Group 2)