Nacional Asunción and Cerro Porteño meet at Estadio Arsenio Erico, in a match for the 7th round of the Division Profesional. In 16 head‑to‑heads in the last 3 years, the away team won 8, tied 4 and lost 4. The last head‑to‑head between these two teams was played on 29‑04‑2019, and ended in a (0‑3) win by Cerro Porteño.
Nacional VS Cerro Porteño
27 August 2019 – 00:00
Analysis of Nacional Asunción
After 7 wins, 10 draws and 11 losses, the home team is in the 5th position, havinf won 8 points so far. In the last match, they have tied in an away match against Sportivo Luqueño by (1‑1), after in the previous match they have won (1‑0) at home, against Libertad. For the league, Nacional Asunción won 14 points out of 30 possible points, after 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half‑time was the 0‑0 (6 out of 13 matches). They haven’t been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, since 7 of the last 13 for this competition have ended ended with Under 1,5 goals. In 28 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 12 times and have never been able to turn the score around.
Nacional still has oscillations and knows that it needs to show a greater constancy in the other games ahead. He hopes to be constantly evolving here at Clausura and all of this to have a positive time. He intends to face his opponents as equals, after all he wants good results and that goes for the current round. Therefore, we can expect a team that will try to nullify their opponent and take advantage of the spaces to try to score their goals. In this match the best players available will be on the field.
Analysis of Cerro Porteño
The away team is currently in the 3rd position of the league, with 11 points won, after 16 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Sol de América, by (0‑2). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Olimpia, by (0‑0). In their last match, for the Copa Libertadores, they got an away loss against River Plate by (2‑0). In the last 10 away league matches Cerro Porteño has a record of 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses, so they have won 19 points out of 30 possible. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half‑time was the 0‑1 (6 out of 14 matches). Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 28 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 9 times and have only turned the score around in 2.
Cerro Porteño’s main focus is to fight for the title and it certainly has the capacity to make it happen. If he maintains regular performances and results he may even be champion, but there is a complicated road ahead. He needs to honor the weight of his shirt throughout the rounds and that means seeking victories because he needs them. As such, he will try to do his best in the field with attitude and determination to achieve his goals. In this match the best players available will be on the field.