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Plaza Colonia arrive at The Estadio Campeón del Siglo on Saturday for the Primera Division clash with home side Peñarol.
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Peñarol will be wanting a better result here after a 2-1 Primera Division defeat last time out to Danubio.
The only name on the scoresheet from Peñarol was José Neris (53'). Santiago Romero (45') scored for Danubio.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times where Peñarol have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Peñarol have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 8 goals along the way.
After tasting defeat last time out to Cerro Largo in Primera Division competition, Plaza Colonia and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
The forward players for Plaza Colonia have suffered from a shortage of goals over their previous six encounters, contributing the unsatisfactory return of only 4. In those fixtures, Plaza have also seen the collective goal aggregate of opposing teams equal 9. We shall soon see whether or not that trend will end up being continued on into this next match.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 02/06/2021 tells us that Peñarol have won 3 of them & Plaza Colonia 1, with the tally of drawn results being 2.
A sum of 10 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 6 of them from Aurinegros and 4 being from Plaza. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.67.
The previous league meeting featuring these sides was Primera Division (Apertura) match day 12 on 23/04/2023 when the final score was Plaza Colonia 1-2 Peñarol.
Team News: Peñarol
Valentín Rodríguez (Muscle injury), Maximiliano Olivera (Muscle injury), Hernán Menosse (Muscle injury), Yonatthan Rak (Muscle injury), Camilo Mayada (Knee problems) and Abel Hernández (Torn muscle bundle) aren’t available for Peñarol gaffer Alfredo Arias.
Team News: Plaza Colonia
Thanks to a largely full-strength group, there is only the lone fitness worry for the Plaza Colonia boss Nicolás Vigneri to contend with. Daniel Bahia (Knee injury) misses out for this game.
We believe that Peñarol have it within them to be able to create a decent number of chances and shots on target.
At the other end, Plaza Colonia could well find it tough to find the back of the net but we do think it’s quite likely that they will be getting the chances to score, too.
We reckon that it will be a pretty comfortable 3-1 winning score for Peñarol when all’s said and done.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Estadio Campeón del Siglo (40,705)
Captain: Thiago Cardozo
Chairman: Ignacio Ruglio
Manager: Alfredo Arias
Competitions: Primera Division position 2, Primera Division (Apertura) position 1, Intermediate Round (Group 1)