Uruguay Primera Division, Apertura
Nacional still couldn't win a match in the league, after 2 rounds, so Gallardo will have to dig deep to turn things around. However, today might not be their day again, as they face a very strong home team, with a good squad, capable of challenging for one of the high places at the end of the season. Cerro are hard to beat at home. Last year, in 15 matches played in Troccoli, they have lost only 3. And for this season, with their new and improved squad, they have won both games played, at home with Cerrito, and away at Rampla. Nacional has been looking good when attacking, but their defense is very fragile, and often allows spaces (5 goals scored and received in 2 matches). And another blow for them should be the absence of their young and talented central defender, Sebastian Coates, who left to sign with Liverpool. So a big gap in an already troubled defense. And then, we have the head-to-head, where we can see a Cerro-domination. Nacional hasn't won as visitors since 2006, with Cerro actually winning the last 3 games, with high scores (2 games ended 3-1, with the other one ending 4-1). They know how to defend their home team position, and with Nacional still without impressing, I think the points will remain on Estadio Troccoli tonight. GL!
Cerro (+0.5 AH) @ 1.72, 4/10Result: 0-0, WON