Last year, Independiente was resting regulars in Apertura to have them fit for Copa Sudamericana. And that worked well, managing to win the Cup, but things went worse than expected in the league, and now El Rojo is threatened by relegation.And with the clash against also relegation-threatened River coming up, coach Mohamed switched sides. This time, he will rest some regulars in Libertadores, in order to have them fit for the league. 5 players will miss the game with Penarol: defenders Matheu and Mareque, midfielders Battion and Fredes, and their most dangerous striker, Nestor Silvera. And for those who haven't seen their last league match, against Argentinos, it was one of the worst matches to watch, with neither team managing to create danger near the opposition's area, and Independiente especially excelled in that part. No danger, practically no scoring chances, lack of ideas etc. And their absences for today certainly won't make things any better. Out of their last 10 games, only 3 went over 2 goals, and in one of them it was thanks to Velez. Penarol is likely to come to Argentina defending, as a point will surely please them, and with Independiente's inability to break defenses to easily, I'm expecting a close match, most likely played in midfield. 0-0 seems like an appealing option in my opinion, but the Argentinians could edge it 1-0 in the end. Anyway, I'm expecting goals to be kept at a minimum. GL!
under 2.5 goals @ 1.84, 4/10Result: 3-0, LOST