Nacional vs Cerro Porteno Prediction & Match Preview

Nacional vs Cerro Porteno
CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores
Date: Tuesday, 7 May 2019
Kick-Off 23:15 UK / 00:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Gran Parque Central (Montevideo).

Nacional and Cerro Porteno will determine Group E winners on Tuesday evening when they come across each other in the last fixture of the group phase. Teams are lock on points at the moment as each of them have won four and lost one five games so far.

Cerro Porteno have a better goal difference meaning they would claim the top spot with a point here. Nevertheless, it’s Nacional who will enter the match in higher spirits after the Paraguayan outfit lost the away fixture at Zamora in the previous round.

Uruguayan runners-up demolished Progreso 4-0 in front of the home crowd on Saturday evening. They won four and drew two of last six games across competitions. They only shipped one goal in five Copa Libertadores ties (4-1 goal difference).

Nacional vs Cerro Porteno: Head-to-head

The two teams will meet each other for 12th time on Tuesday night.

Cerro Porteno have the chance to make it all square at 4 wins, draws and defeats apiece with a three-pointer here.

The Paraguayan side claimed a narrow 1-0 victory when teams played each other just over a month ago in Asuncion.

Nacional vs Cerro Porteno: Prediction

Cerro Porteno made a bright start to the new Division Profesional campaign, but their form has hit a massive stumbling block in the last couple of weeks. The visitors won just one of last four domestic league outings and they fell 2-1 away at Venezuelan Zamora (their maiden win of the competition) in the previous Copa Libertadores clash.

Nacional are generally very tough to break down, especially in front of the home crowd. We have to see the value in backing the hosts to snatch a clean sheet victory here. Nacional are 2.62 to keep their net untouched, while you can have them at 2.40 to claim the win in this last round tie.

Nacional vs Cerro Porteno: Bet Tips

  • Nacional to win @ 2.40 (7/5)
  • Nacional to keep a clean sheet @ 2.62 (13/8).