Nacional and 12 de Octubre meet at Estadio Arsenio Erico, in a match for the 3rd round of the Professional Division. There is only record of 2 recent direct confrontations between these two teams: on 30-08-2020, which ended with a draw by (0-0), and on 21-02-2020, which ended with the victory of Nacional by (0 -two). In this match, the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 8th position, with 2 points won. In their debut they tied away against Olimpia, by (1‑1). On matchday 2, they drew away against Sportivo San Lorenzo by (1‑1). This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 14 goals scored and 17 suffered; against 6 victories, 4 draws and 5 defeats in his stadium, with 25 goals scored and 16 suffered. For the championship, Nacional won 12 points out of a possible 30, after 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in the last 10 games they played at their stadium. There are some frequent results in the matches played in their stadium: at half-time 1‑0 (5 out of 11 matches) and at the end of the match 1‑2 (4 out of 11 matches). Their defense has not been very solid, since they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 24 games in this competition, he never managed to come back in the 12 games in which he conceded the first goal.
Living in a negative moment this year, Nacional is badly placed in the table of the Clausura tournament of the Paraguayan championship. He has suffered many recent defeats and his defensive system is weak. Now, acting at home, he must impose offensively in search of adding the 3 points, with the aim of improving and putting an end to this huge fast of victories.
12 de Octubre :
Currently in 2nd position, the visiting team has so far won 6 points. On matchday 1, they managed to beat River Plate away by (1‑2). On the following day, the final score was a (2‑1) victory in the home match against General Díaz. This is a team that curiously tends to achieve more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games they have registered 3 victories, 6 draws and 6 defeats as a visitor, with 15 goals scored and 21 suffered; against 4 victories, 1 draw and 10 defeats in their stadium, with 17 goals scored and 35 suffered. For the championship, on October 12 he won 14 points out of 30 possible, after 3 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses in the last 10 games he played as a visitor. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so they were not very strong defensively. In 24 games in this competition, he never managed to come back in the 12 games in which he conceded the first goal. In the last 12 away matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 6 of their 16 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).
On October 12 he lives a moment in the opposite way compared to his rival, managing to maintain a good sequence of positive results and placing himself at the top of the table of the Clausura of the Paraguayan championship. The team is aware that they have more technical quality than the rival, so, despite acting away from home, they must try to dominate the game in search of adding 3 more points, with confidence, due to their two consecutive victories.