LOOKING ahead to tonight and there are 3 games for any Night Owls out there to have a scout at. There are two NZ Youth matches at 10pm and 11pm which I’ll look at later and also one game from Paraguay that I’ll focus on now.
NACIONAL ASUNCIÓN v 3 DE FEBRERO (10pm)
I’ll not lie, this is a speculative couple of selections but having looked at the game in detail, I’m just not at all convinced with the prices for an off-colour Nacional side.
Asuncion-based hosts Nacional are without a league win in 10 and haven’t even won at home in their last 6 consecutive matches – that’s pretty unprecedented stuff for the side who, despite being the less successful of the capital sides, are more used to sitting among the top 4.
3 de Febero’s form may mirror Nacional's but it isn’t quite as damning and certainly, their most recent games have seen plenty more action in front of goal; the last 4 matches have finished with scorelines of 3-1, 4-4, 5-0 and 4-1 with the 4 goals away from home against the mighty Libertad just 2 weeks ago really standing out.
Not a bet for the faint-hearted but something’s just not right with Nacional – two to consider and reduced stakes a necessity.
WAITAKERE UNITED U20 v EASTERN SUBURBS U20 (10pm)
NZ Youth and 2 of the highest scoring sides going H2H – like I said have a look.