General Diaz vs Millonarios Preview and Predictions

General Diaz vs Millonarios
Copa Sudamericana
Date: Friday, 27 July 2018
Kick-Off at 01:45 UK / 02:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asuncion.

General Diaz went past Ecuadorian Barcelona 2-1 on aggregate in March this year to set up the second round tie with Colombian Millonarios. The first leg is scheduled for Thursday evening at Estadio Defensores del Chaco in Asuncion.

The hosts have been struggling for consistency throughout the entire Apertura season in the tip flight of the Paraguayan football. They ended the campaign in the seventh place and the head coach Aldo Bobadilla certainly wants to see improvements in the second part of the season. Nevertheless, his men got off to a shaky start in Clausura as well, clinching only two points from the opening two ties with 3 de Febrero and Olimpia.

Millonaros also began the Clausura campaign in their respective league in a rather poor fashion, drawing 2-2 to Boyaca Chico who finished Apertura at the very foot of the Primera A ladder.

General Diaz vs Millonarios: Head-to-head

These two likes did not have the chance to lock horns in the past.

General Diaz vs Millonarios: Prediction

Both teams have huge issues with keeping things tight at the back which is why we would not be surprised to see goals at both ends when they take on each other on Thursday. The hosts conceded two or more goals in four of last six games across competitions which will be the music to the ears of Ayron del Valle and company. Del Valle bagged five goals in 20’ Primera A games this season and he will no doubt be the main threat to General Diaz’s goal on the evening.

The visitors featured Copa Libertadores group phase in the previous season, coming third in a tough group with Corinthians, Independiente and Deportivo Lara. The fact they shipped two goals in the weekend’s league tie with a modest Boyaca Chico side makes us revise the away win bet here. The visitors are slight favourites to advance from this tie, but backing goals just has to be the way to go under these circumstances.

General Diaz vs Millonarios: Bet Tips

BTTS @ 2.25

Over 2.5 goals FT @ 2.90.