Ecuador Serie A, Primera Etapa
I've been waiting for a long time for the perfect moment to bet on El Nacional, and I think that moment finally came. I know that their recent run of for may be off-putting (without a win in 5 games, and with 3 defeats from those 5 matches), but they are bound to recover sooner or later. They are not such a bad team as their results and league position suggests, and if we look at their opponents in the last 5 rounds, we can see Emelec, LDU Quito and Deportivo Quito, plus Cuenca, another team in the top half of the table. So no one expected miracles from them. But now, they will face what should be a much easier team, Macar, and they are in desperate need of a win. Coach Vizuete is rumoured to be safe on his position, but I doubt that those in charge will have more patience if he fails today as well. They will miss forward Preciado (10/3) and defender Narvaez (8/0), but this should not matter too much. Much more important absences could have Macara (who don't have a very wide squad), and they will miss for sure their regular goalkeeper Mora (13), while forward Guerra (7/4) and midfielder Esterilla (13/1) are doubtful. They are without a win in all their away games this season, so seriously, if El Nacional wants to get back on track, today is the day to do it. GL!
El Nacional (-0.5 AH) @ 1.88, 3/10Result: 3-1, WON