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Deportivo Maldonado play host to guests Defensor Sporting at The Estadio Domingo Burgueño Miguel in the Primera Division meeting on Saturday.
Our Deportivo Maldonado v Defensor Sporting predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Deportivo Maldonado, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 1-0 Primera Division victory over La Luz.
Their more recent scorelines really do illustrate the point that things are going according to plan in the Deportivo Maldonado backline. Deportivo Maldonado have been miserly, seeing the total number of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their last six outings standing at 4.
Defensor Sporting come into this game following a 2-0 Primera Division win over Boston River in their last game.
A sequence of hard-working displays by the Defensor Sporting defensive players has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 3 from their previous 6 clashes overall. In that period of time, their forwards have scored 10. While that may be of interest, it remains to be seen if such a trend shall persist in this game or not.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head to head clashes going back to 19/09/2020 shows that Deportivo Maldonado have won 2 of these and Defensor Sporting 1, with the tally of drawn results being 3.
17 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 from Maldonado and 8 being from El Tuerto. That’s an average goals per game of 2.83.
The previous league match featuring these clubs was Primera Division (Apertura) match day 12 on 22/04/2023 and the score finished Defensor Sporting 1-1 Deportivo Maldonado.
Team News: Deportivo Maldonado
Rodrigo Muniz (Knee surgery) and Diego Romero (Ankle injury) won’t be able to feature for Deportivo Maldonado manager Fabián Colto.
Team News: Defensor Sporting
Thanks to a completely healthy group ready to go, the Defensor Sporting manager Marcelo Méndez does not have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this clash.
In our opinion, Deportivo Maldonado will need things to go their way to score goals against this Defensor Sporting lineup who we think should end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a very even contest with a 0-1 winning score for Defensor Sporting at the end of this one.
Looking forward to this.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Estadio Domingo Burgueño Miguel (17,172)
Captain: Facundo Tealde
Chairman: Dr. Sebastián Tejera
Manager: Fabián Colto
Competitions: Primera Division position 6, Primera Division (Apertura) position 8, Intermediate Round (Group 2)