Deportivo Cuenca vs Fluminense Betting Tips
The Ecuadorians have made the home factor against Sportivo Luqueño, of Paraguay, in phase one of the 2018 edition of the South American Cup. They took 2-0 in the first leg but were able to return the score in the second match. They survived thanks to a penalty shoot-out victory.
In stage two, the altitude, of course, was not a decisive aspect, since Jorge Wilsterman, from Bolivia, is more than accustomed to this condition. However, after 2-2 draws at home and away, the Ecuadorians once again stepped up in penalties. Only this time the definition happened in the opponent’s stadium.In the Ecuadorian Championship, however, Deportivo is far from the title fight. On Saturday, September 15, in their dominions, did not pass the equality, without goals, with the Guayaquil City. In that way, with 12 points (three wins, three draws and four losses), occupies the seventh place. The difference for Emelec, which is at the top of the standings, is seven points. Smaller than the five point advantage over Guayaquil, twelfth – last – placed.
At home, the team made five matches and won only once. The tie was the result more times recorded. It happened on three occasions. There were five goals scored and five conceded.
The current performance does not show much difference compared to what happened in the first round when Deportivo Cuenca finished in tenth place with 22 points (five wins, seven draws and ten losses). The home campaign is also twice equal in terms of wins (six against three) and two defeats.
The tricolor suffered a great psychological thump before embarking for Ecuador. Official statement from the medical department indicated that striker Pedro, the team’s main player in the 2018 season, will have to undergo knee surgery because of the injury suffered in the match against Cruzeiro, by the Brazilian Championship, on August 25.It was not exactly a surprise. This was already expected. It only proved the great inefficiency and lack of structure of the club, which took a long time to make a decision that seemed obvious from the beginning. Now coach Marcelo Oliveira will not be able to count on the athlete until the end of the season.The loss is brutal and may be perceived by the club’s poor offensive performance since leaving Pedro. In the last five matches, the tricolor had five goals in their favor. Two were scored by opponents (against), two for defenders and only one for striker (Luciano).
On Sunday, September 16, the team even created chances to score, but the offensive inefficiency did not allow a better result than the 3-1 loss to Atlético-PR. Parked on 31 points (eight wins, seven draws and ten losses), the tricolor dropped to tenth in the standings.
The performance indicates that the fans should expect some drama in the confrontation this Thursday. Maybe even something similar to what happened in the first round of the tournament when Fluminense thrashed Nacional Potosi of Bolivia 3-0 and had a blowout in the return game. He lost by 2 to 0 and had to defend himself in every way with players in poor physical condition.
The situation in the second phase, without altitude as an opponent, was much more calm. The Tricolor scored 2-0 at Defensor, Uruguay, in Rio de Janeiro. And it confirmed the classification scoring 1 to 0 in Montevideo. In that game, however, Peter was decisive.
Bet on Deportivo Cuenca vs Fluminense betting tips provided by exper tipsters
The tricolor will most likely try to close itself in defense and avoid in any way to have its defense leaked. Putting the ball in the net will be a secondary goal. This makes the prognosis in the tie a good choice for guess.
Bet Tips: A tie