Universitario Deportes vs Cerro Porteno Prediction & Match Preview

Universitario Deportes vs Cerro Porteno
Copa Libertadores Qualifiers
Date: Wednesday, 5 February 2020
Kick-Off at 22:15 UK
Venue: Estadio Monumental, Lima.

Last year’s quarter finalists Cerro Porteno will try to make another appearance into this season’s Copa Libertadores groups stage at the expense of Peruvian club Universitario de Deportes.

Universitario Deportes vs Cerro Porteno: Head-to-head

  • These two teams have played six head to head encounters in the past.
  • Visiting teams were victorious in only one occasion.
  • The average number of goals scored in those duels is 1.50 per match.

Universitario Deportes vs Cerro Porteno: Prediction

Every football fan probably knows how important football is in Peru. This country has a couple of standard Copa Libertadores participants in the last decade, and now Universitario de Deportes will try to make another breakthrough into the group stages.

They did play in this biggest club South American competition in 2018 last time, but the road is going to be rocky. On the other side we have Cerro Porteno, one of the most popular squads from Paraguay.

Cerro Porteno got into the group stages four times in the last five seasons, which means experience is going to be on their side.

They got stuck in the qualifiers after ending the national division in not so great 3rd place. The main reason behind that was poor defending, conceding 28 goals in 22 games which is not great if you are chasing the Division Profesional title.

Last year Cerro Porteno managed to reach Copa Libertadores quarterfinals, where they were stopped by River Plate 3-1 on aggregate.

Unlike their opposition, Universitario were forced to play the first round of qualifiers as well. They were slightly more successful than Carabobo, winning the match with a total score of 2-1. The deciding goal was scored by Federico Alonso in the first half.

Visitors definitely have the quality and experience on their side. We fancy backing away win, while more adventurous punters can also try with Cerro Porteno to win HT and FT.

Under 2.5 FT is going to be the secondary choice, mainly because of h2h stats.

Universitario Deportes vs Cerro Porteno: Bet Tips

  • Away win @ 2.75
  • Under 2.5 FT @ 1.45.