Mar 30, 2011

Nacional Montevideo - El Tanque Sisley

Uruguay Primera Division, Clausura

Must bet match, in my opinion. Following their rough start of the year, Nacional has recovered well, has 4 consecutive wins in the league, and also has some good chances of qualifying to the next stage of Copa Libertadores, despite being last in their well balanced group. For tonight's match, they will again repeat the line-up that has given them their recent successful run, and with their style of play improving every match, they are looking good for the win here. But the main reason for this bet lies in El Tanque's camp. Following their great run in Apertura, which saw them fight for the title until the last round, El Tanque has managed to undone everything they have built, and in this tournament they only have 1 win, along 5 defeats, sharing the last place in the standings with River Plate, and being highly threatened by relegation. But there's more: the players have been protesting for the lack of payment, and they haven't made any training yesterday. More protest are expected today, with no official training, not even a morning-meeting of the group and a tactical session. The players will instead go on their own to the stadium, a couple of hours before the match. Things are looking bad for them, and under the current situation, I doubt that playing football is the first thing on their minds. GL!

Nacional (-1.25 AH) @ 1.97, 5/10
Result: 5-2, WON