Early bet on this match, as I expect the odds to drop some more on match day. Deportivo Petare isn't a team with too much international experience. In fact, they're only international appearances in the last 10 years were 2 times in Sudamericana (never went past the preliminary stages) and last year in the Copa Libertadores groups. They may have been handed a tough group, but they did little to impress, and showed a clear image of how poor the Venezuelan football really is (lost twice against both Velez and Colo Colo, and their only point came at home after a draw against Cruzeiro). I'm not watching Venezuela closely, but I seriously doubt they have improved at all since last year, especially since in the first 2 rounds they drew with Anzoategui and lost at Mineros Guyana. Cerro Porteno may not have the quality of teams like Velez Sarsfield, but they're a good team, and can pose problems even to some of the big names. They also made a couple of interesting signings during the pre-season, like strikers Lucero and Fabbro, as well as defenders Uglessich and Lautaro Formica. Pretty good players, that could help the team a lot. And with Cerro being one of the powerhouses of the Paraguayan football, and also with tons of international experience, they should solve this match quite easily, as the Venezuelans shouldn't pose much of a problem. GL!
Cerro Porteno (-1 AH) @ 1.97, 4/10Result: 1-0, VOID