Liverpool and Caracas meet at the Luis Franzini Stadium, in a match for this phase of the Copa Sudamericana (2nd Round). These two teams have never faced each other before, so this will be their first direct confrontation. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since Liverpool presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team reaches this phase of the Copa Sudamericana (2nd Round) after having eliminated Bahia, after a home draw by (0-0) and a win by (0-1) away in the previous round . 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 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium. The team comes to this match after a win away with Plaza Colonia by (1-2). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Liverpool have won 5, tied 3 and lost 2. Defensive consistency has not been their best, as they have conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored with regularity, as he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since in 16 of the last 17 matches there were Over 1,5 goals and in 12 of the last 17 there were Over 2,5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 10 times and only managed 3 comebacks. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 17 home matches for all competitions: they have suffered 10 of their 28 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Acting at home, the team of Liverpool Montevideo needs a good result, in order to be able to take an advantage for the return game, away from their fans. Your mission will not be easy, but the team is confident of conquering the desired result. The team comes from a victory for the Uruguayan championship, when on the occasion it beat the Plaza Colonia by the score of 2×1. The technician will not have important absences for this duel.
The visiting team will make its debut in this edition of the Copa Sudamericana with the intention of winning a positive result, taking advantage of the home factor. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 21 goals scored and 14 conceded; against 7 wins, 7 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 27 goals scored and 15 conceded. The team comes to this match after a home win against Llaneros de Guanare by (5-0). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Caracas won 3, drew 4 and lost 3. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In 12 matches, they only had 1 comeback in the 5 matches in which they suffered the first goal.
By acting outside the home, Caracas needs to act with a more defensive stance, trying to neutralize the moves of the owners of the house. The objective of the visitors is to get out of the field at least with a draw, so they need only a simple victory next to their fan in the return game. The coach must enter the field with a very competitive team, in order to try not to suffer goals.