Melgar and Sport Boys meet at San Agustín National University Stadium, in a match for the 14th round of the First Division. The history of recent direct confrontations between these two teams indicates total balance, since there were 2 draws and 1 win for each team in the last 4 matches. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 30-09-2018, ended with the victory of Sport Boys by (1-0). In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results obtained at home and as a visitor.
After 4 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses, the home team is currently in the 11 th position, with 16 points won. In their last match, they lost with Alianza Lima by (3-2), after in the previous match they tied for (2-2) at home, against Sport Huancayo. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 12 goals scored and 25 conceded; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 19 goals scored and 16 conceded. In the last 6 home league matches Melgar has a record of 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, so they have won 11 points out of 18 possible.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 5 home matches. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so they have not displayed great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 13 matches in this competition, they have only won 1 of the 7 matches in which they have conceded the first goal.
The Melgar is looking for a growth in the Opening and will need to maintain the regularity to make it a reality. In this way, he does not think about having setbacks in the competition, but he will have to play very well to get good results. Therefore, it expects to have quality in the field and not give margins for errors, which can compromise. In this game he is focused and determined to obtain a positive score and only the victory interests him. In this match the best players that are available will go to the field.
After 2 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses, the away team is currently in the 18 th position of the league, with 9 points won. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Carlos Manucci by (3-2), after in the previous match they have tied tied in an away match against Universidad San Martín, by (1-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 draws and 12 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium. For the league, Sport Boys won 1 point out of 18 possible points, after 1 draw and 5 losses in the last 6 matches as a visitor.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 6 away matches. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: it only opened the scoring in 2 of its last 13 matches for the First Division, of these 2 it reached the break in advantage in all and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 1. In 13 matches in this tournament, suffered the first goal 9 times and only got 1 comeback.
Last season was not easy for the Sport Boys and in the current one it is following the same path. Therefore, you urgently need to improve your performance to get good results and leave the last place in the table. Regularity will be a fundamental part of your campaign and therefore you need to have it as quickly as possible. It will not have facilities in this confrontation, but it needs to impose itself and show its capacity, because it needs a positive marker. At a time like this it is imperative that you conquer a victory. In this match J. Mondragon will be absent, having to complete a suspension.