Libertad and Cerro Porteño face at Defensores del Chaco Stadium, in a match for the 4th round of the Professional Division. The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 16 matches won 6, tied 6 and lost 4. But the last time these two teams played a game in this stadium, in 21- 10-2017, for the Professional Division, Cerro Porteño won by (2-3). J. Recalde (76 ‘) and J. Medina (85’) scored the goals of the match, for Libertad, and A. Oviedo (4 ‘), R. Rojas (39’) and D. Churín (60 ‘), for Cerro Porteño. Cerro Porteño presents considerable differences in their results at home and as visitors, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
The home team is currently in the 1 st position, with 7 points won, after 2 wins and 1 draw. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Guaraní, by (2-0). In the last match, they won in an away match against Deportivo Santaní, by (1-2). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 home matches Libertad has won 4, tied 1 and lost 5. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, they only got 1 comeback in the 6 games in which they suffered the first goal.
Libertad is not only in the leadership at this moment due to the tiebreaker criteria, but he knows that he can still improve the situation and for this he needs to win in his stadium before his fans. At home the team can not lose points, regardless of the opponent that has ahead, so it will be necessary to make a quality exhibition if you want to conquer a good result. For this match, coach Aldo Bobadilla will have to play what he has of the best available.
The away team is currently in the 5 th position, with 4 points won, after 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Sevilla on 3 February (1-1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Sol de América, by (2-0). 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 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 11 victories and 4 draws in his stadium. In the last 10 away matches Cerro Porteno has 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, they suffered the first goal 4 times, but got the comeback in 2.
Cerro Porteño is having a start of the middle Paraguayan championship and knows that it needs to improve, therefore, despite playing away from home it will be very important to obtain a positive result. It is clear that the visiting team has the quality to beat any opponent and it will not be different, however, you will need to improve your performance in relation to the first games if you want to win this game. For this match coach Leonel Alvarez must bring to play what he has of the best available.
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