Due to a limited betting offer, this Tuesday, after a long time, we have analyzed a match from the Uruguayan championship for you, in which the teams of Peñarol and Cerro Largo will compete. The start of the match between these two teams is scheduled for 01:30 AM.
Peñarol: Just one victory at home!
Peñarol was founded way back in 1891, and to date, this club has won 51 Uruguayan championship titles, noting that the last time this happened was two years ago. In addition, the Uruguayan giant has won the Copa Libertadores trophy five times, and it’s worth mentioning that Peñarol was declared the best South American club of the 20th century, which is certainly a huge recognition. Last season, the former Uruguayan champion finished in a very poor sixth place in the standings, trailing by as much as 22 points behind Nacional, who clinched the championship title.
This time, Peñarol has the highest possible goals in the league, and at this moment, the black and yellows are in second place in the standings, four points behind the leading Liverpool. So far, the most trophy-laden Uruguayan team has played nine matches in the championship and achieved five victories, three draws, and just one loss, which was at their own ground against Liverpool, who we already mentioned is currently and somewhat unexpectedly at the top of the table.
In the last round, Dario Rodriguez’s men played a solid match in the biggest Uruguayan derby against Nacional, and that duel ended in a draw, with the final score being 2:2. Interestingly, both teams finished the match with two players less, and Hernandez brought a point to the visitors three minutes before the end of regular time.
We certainly expected more from Peñarol at home, who so far has played only three matches at their stadium and achieved just one victory, one draw, and one defeat. However, we must not forget that the black and yellows are currently the best away team in the league, as the second-placed team in the standings has achieved four victories and only two draws in six away matches.
Finally, it’s interesting that Peñarol’s last victory in the championship over Cerro Largo at their home ground was back in 2020, so there’s no doubt that Dario Rodriguez’s men will not lack motivation for this duel.
Cerro Largo: A tough season for the visitors!
Cerro Largo was founded just twenty years ago, and undoubtedly, the greatest achievement in its history so far has been qualifying for the group stage of the Copa Libertadores in 2020, following a season where the team finished in an excellent third place in the standings. Of course, one should not forget their participation in the Copa Sudamericana in 2012, and the team reached the top tier of Uruguayan football as early as 2007, just five years after its founding. Additionally, in 2018, the club won the championship in the Uruguayan second division, marking the return of this team to the biggest stage, and it’s also worth noting that the club from Melo finished second in the second highest tier of Uruguayan football twice.
The last season was solid, and Cerro Largo finished in 12th position in the standings, ensuring survival, which was the primary goal for the past season and seemingly for this one too, although it seems that the fans of this team don’t have much reason for satisfaction so far. Currently, the team from Melo is at the bottom of the table with only six points, which is really too little. So far, the former Copa Libertadores participant has played nine matches in the top tier of Uruguayan football and achieved only one victory, three draws, and as many as six losses.
In the last round, Ignacio Ordonez’s men suffered a heavy defeat away at the top-ranked Liverpool from Montevideo, ending the match with a 3:0 score. This was the fourth consecutive loss for Cerro Largo in this year’s edition of the Uruguayan championship, so it’s certain that a red alert has been sounded in the club, and on top of that, this team is facing an away game against Peñarol in this round. As for away performances, the club from Melo has played five matches on the road so far without a win, drawing twice and losing three times.
Our Betting Suggestions
When all is said and done, it seems like it’s time for a good performance from Peñarol on their home ground, which is why we recommend you to play a home win (1), which the Mozzartbet bookmaker pays out at odds of 1.40.
Looking back at previous head-to-head matches between these two teams, it’s rare to see a game with a high number of goals. However, this time we believe that we are in for a quite different duel, likely to bring us many goals, which is why we recommend you try the over 2.5 goals bet, for which Mozzartbet has set the odds at 1.85.
Finally, the impression is that the home team will want to make up to their fans for the poor performances on their home ground in the recent period and that Peñarol will start offensively towards Cerro Largo’s goal from the first minute, which is why we advise you to try the half-time/full-time bet of 1-1 with odds of 2.00.