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Peñarol journey to Estadio Luis Franzini on Sunday for the Primera Division showdown with home side Defensor Sporting.
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Defensor Sporting are hoping to win again after their last result, a 1-3 Primera Division victory against Liverpool FC.
The only scorer from Defensor Sporting was Adrián Balboa (45').
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games where Defensor Sporting have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Defensor Sporting have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 7 goals in the process. We shall soon find out if that trend will be sustained here.
After tasting defeat last time out to Fénix in Primera Division competition, Peñarol and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
Gonzalo Vega (90') was the scorer for Fénix.
Mauricio Larriera's Peñarol have found the back of the net 8 times in the course of their previous sextet of matches. The aggregate of goals that have been scored against them during those same matches comes to 6.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 11/08/2019 shows that Defensor Sporting have won 4 of these games & Peñarol 1, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
An aggregate of 15 goals were produced between them in this period, with 9 of them for El Tuerto and 6 coming from Aurinegros. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
The previous league meeting between the two was Primera Division (Apertura) match day 2 on 13/02/2022 when it finished Peñarol 0-1 Defensor Sporting.
In that game, Peñarol managed 67% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target.
For their opponents, Defensor Sporting got 8 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Adrián Balboa (21') was the scorer.
Team News: Defensor Sporting
Diego Abreu (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Anderson Duarte (Knee Injury) are unavailable for Defensor Sporting boss Ignacio Risso. Suspended players who are serving a ban for this game are Adrián Balboa and Lucas de los Santos.
Team News: Peñarol
Peñarol boss Mauricio Larriera has not got a full squad to pick from. Neto Volpi (Abdominal Influenza) and Valentín Rodríguez (Fractured Kneecap) are not able to play.
We’re of the view that Defensor Sporting will need to apply a lot of pressure to be putting a goal past this Peñarol lineup who we reckon will be able to grind out a win.
We’re going for a highly competitive game with a 0-1 victory for Peñarol at the end of the 90 minutes.
Should be an interesting one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Luis Franzini (18,000)
Chairman: Ney Castillo
Manager: Ignacio Risso
Competitions: Primera Division position 3, Primera Division (Apertura) position 10, Intermediate Round (Group 2)