Oct 9, 2011

Nacional Montevideo - Rentistas

Uruguay Primera Division, Apertura

The winning team does not change, and Gallardo appears to be an adept of this saying, as he prepared the same first 11 as in their last match, the 3-0 win over Cerrito. Even the substitutes will be the same tonight. This will be the first time this season when Gallardo will go with the same line-up, and that is normally good news, meaning that the coach is satisfied with the team's performance. With 10 points behind the leaders Penarol, the title race is as good as over for Nacional, but they still have to play and win for several reasons, mainly not to lose too much ground in the aggregate tables (which decides the qualifiers for the continental competitions) and to give Gallardo some breathing space, as he came under criticism lately. Rentistas are really a team to beat, especially if you have the quality players that Nacional has. Just 2 wins in 8 matches, and only 3 goals scored... really says a lot about the, especially about their offensive powers, and this is the main thing that took my mind off the over bet. Nacional only has 3 wins so far, but they are a very offensive team, having the second best attack in the league, with 16 goals scored. Today I expect them to score a couple of goals again, as Rentistas don't have what it takes to withhold for too long. GL!

Nacional (-1.5 AH) @ 1.84, 3/10
Result: 3-0, WON