Monagas – Defensor Sp. Prediction & Picks (26.04.2018)


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Monagas and Defensor Sporting face in Monumental Stadium of Maturín, in a match for this phase of the Copa Libertadores (Group Stage).


After 3 defeats, the home team is currently in the 4th position, without having conquered any points. In the last match, they lost by (3-1) away against Defensor Sporting, after in the previous match, having lost by (4-0) away with Grêmio. In the last 10 home matches Monagas has a record of 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, they only got 1 comeback in the 7 games in which they suffered the first goal. In the last 8 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 4 of their 10 goals between minutes (46′-60 ‘).

The participation of Monagas in the Copa Libertadores will be short and it is not an exaggeration to say so, since he is the last classified of his group, he has not scored points yet and has an average of three goals suffered per game. It is possible to say that perhaps it is the worst team in the competition and that is why it is difficult to imagine that it can react, although in this round it plays at home. The certainty that remains is that if you want to at least try to add a point you will need to evolve in the field, improve your performances and have more objectivity, because the way it is would not be a surprise that suffered another defeat.

Defensor Sp.:

After 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss, the away team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 4 points won. In the last match, they won by (3-1) at home against Monagas, after in the previous match, having lost by (2-1) away with Cerro Porteño. In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Defensor Sporting has won 3, tied 3 and lost 4. The team has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack He has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In 15 matches, he suffered the first goal 6 times, but got the comeback in 2. In the last 16 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period highlighted: he suffered 6 of his 17 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘ ).

With the exception of their current opponent, the other three clubs of the group are fighting directly for a place in the next phase and to know it the Defender will not want to lose points against such a weak team. Despite playing away from their domains, will try to achieve a score in their favor and may be able to win, just have an attitude on the field and not make mistakes. During the ninety minutes he will have to be attentive, pressing and scoring hard, as he will have more chances to stay with the ball and create plays that result in goals.

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