Nacional vs. Atletico GO Prediction, Tips and Odds – Aug. 03, 2022 00:15 CET
In the first match of the quarter-finals of the Copa Sudamericana, Nacional from Uruguay will welcome the Atletico GO team from Brazil in front of their fans.
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The team from Uruguay reached the quarterfinals of the Copa Sudamericana easier than expected. Although they participated in the Copa Libertadores this season and finished third in Group C, no one could have imagined that Nacional would eliminate Union de Santa Fe with such ease.
Nacional was better twice, with results of 2:0 and 2:1, and what we have to mention is that in both games the players of Nacional were very disciplined in defense, and that they completely controlled the situation on the field.
Also, it is interesting to note that Nacional conceded only 4 goals in all competitions in the previous 10 matches, which once again confirms their defensive qualities.
The visiting team started its journey to the Copa Sudamericana trophy from first place in Group F. In 6 matches played, they won 13 points, and failed only once.
During the competition in the group stage, they conceded 5 goals, of which 3 goals were conceded on away grounds. We have to mention the fact that Atletico achieved a very average performance in the finals, which is best shown by only 4 points won.
Given that they play much better at home, there is no doubt that they will try to achieve a “favorable result” in this match, which means that we can expect a very aggressive defensive game from them.
Injuries and suspensions
Home team: Juan Izquierdo, Renzo Sanchez
Away team: Luiz Fernando
Although Luis Suarez has returned to Nacional, he has no right to play in this tournament. That is a big handicap for Nacional, but still they are favorites in this duel. Given that these are two teams that play really well at home, we expect that both of them will want to settle the issue of placing in the semi-finals in front of their fans.
This means that Nacional will attack in this match and Atletico will defend, and with such a balance of forces, we are not optimistic that there can be a lot of goals in this match.
Prediction: Under 2.5