CONFIANCA V CORITIBA
Confiança go into this match following a 0-0 Serie B drawn match against Operário Ferroviário.
It has been seldom in recent times where Confiança have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Confiança have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 10 goals during that time. Let’s find out if that trend will be sustained in this game.
Going into this one, Confiança are undefeated in their previous 4 league matches at home.
Coritiba will come into the encounter after a 0-2 Serie B win as they beat Guarani in their most recent fixture.
A succession of resolute displays from the Coritiba defensive players has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their previous 6 outings combined. Over that same period of time, their own forwards have managed to score 5.
Prediction: Both teams Not to score
SUD AMERICA V PROGRESO
Sud América won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 2-1 Primera Division (Apertura) defeat last time out to Cerro Largo.
Sud América have really been misfiring of late. Their goals record stands at just 4 versus opposing sides over their last six outings. In those games, Buzones have also seen the tally of goals scored against them come to 11.
In their last game, Progreso drew 1-1 in the Primera Division (Apertura) tie with Deportivo Maldonado.
The attacking players from Progreso have been starved of goals over their previous six clashes, contributing the disappointing return of only 3. In those fixtures, Los Gauchos Del Pantanoso have also seen the collective goal tally of their opponents equal 11. That sort of pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward here, of course.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals