Copa Sudamericana 2012: Millonarios vs Guaraní preview

Millonarios vs Guaraní
Estadio Nemesio Camacho a.k.a El Campín
19/09/2012; 21.45 (02.45 BST)

1st Leg: 4-2

Guaraní are top of the domestic league and playing very well, but it is unlikely they’ll be chasing the double after tonight. They head into the hospitable ‘El Campín’ with a two-goal deficit from the first leg and are unable to call on the services of topscorer Diego Centurión who is struggling with injury.

Dario Ocampo is the best source of a Guaraní goal – Photo:

Diego Alonso will set the side up in the normal 4-4-2 with their strength on the flanks, Dario Ocampo and Iván Gonzalez Ferreira are both capable of running at defenders and delivering good balls into the box. The problem in the first leg of course was the defence, Roberto Aldama is set to play at centre back this time with Marecos out of favour, but it remains to be seen if that can sure things up sufficiently.

Guaraní celebrate their away victory in previous round – Photo: Prensa Club Guaraní

Millonarios haven’t won their two games since the first leg but they go into tonight’s clash with the pressure off thanks to an excellent display in Asunción. They are full of power and pace up front with Wason Renteria a real handful and behind him is the vastly experienced Mayer Candelo who was instrumental in all four goals for the Colombians in the last meeting. If either of those two receive the ball with a yard or two of green in front of them then it could be a tough night for Guaraní.

Guaraní XI (probable): Pablo Aurrecochea; Tomás Bartomeus, Robert Aldama, Luis Cabral, Edgar Aranda; Iván González Ferreira, Sergio Orteman, Marcelo Palau, Darío Ocampo; Dante López , Carlos Hidalgo

Prediction: 2-0

Selected Odds:  Millonarios  win 1.46, Draw 4.6,  Guaraní win 9.4, 2-0 scoreline 7.2, Under 2.5 goals 2.04

Best Bet: Was well off the mark in 1st leg predicting a tight game, will go safe here and just say home win

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Stats and Trivia

Guaraní vs Millonarios Head-to-Head

Pld 3 W 1 D 0 L 2 GF 5 GA 9 – last meeting in Bogotá ended 5-1 to home team (in 1985)

Guaraní all-time record (Copa Sudamericana)

Pld 11 W 4 D 2 L 5 GF 14 GA 16 – 3 editions

Guaraní all-time record (Continental Competition)

Pld 107 W 32 D 28 L 47 – 17 editions



GK: Pablo Aurrecochea, Joel Silva

DEF: Luis Cabral, Elvis Marecos, Tomas Bartomeus, Robert Aldama, Edgar Aranda, Andreu Ramos

MID: Dario Ocampo, Marcelo Palau, Juan Aguilar, Jorge Mendoza, Sergio Orteman, Luis De la Cruz, Blas Caceres, Ivan Gonzalez Ferreira

ATT: Carlos Hidalgo, Dante Lopez

By Ralph Hannah

Author’s Note: All odds correct at the time of writing via Betfair


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