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Last updated: 24 Apr 2024
Ryan Allan 24 Apr 2024
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  • Watch Cerro Porteno vs Fluminense in the Copa Libertadores  
  • Both teams claimed victories on matchday two 
  • Who will come out on top on Thursday?
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Jhon Arias of Fluminense in action (Photo by Getty Images)
  • Cerro Porteno vs Fluminense Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Cerro Porteno Form
  • Cerro Porteno Team News
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  • Fluminense Team News

Cerro Porteno vs Fluminense Predictions


A tight affair seems likely in Thursday's Copa Libertadores matchup at the Estadio Ueno La Nueva Olla.

I can't pick a winner, but I expect less than three goals scored. 

  • Cerro Porteno have seen under 2.5 goals in 10 of their last 12 matches
  • Cerro Porteno have seen under 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 home matches
  • Fluminense have seen under 2.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 matches against Cerro Porteno
  • Fluminense have seen under 2.5 goals in 7 of their last 9 away matches

Head to Head


Cerro Porteno and Fluminense meet on Thursday for their fifth-ever meeting. Fluminense claimed victory in all four previous encounters, including a 2-0 win in Asuncion three years ago. 

Cerro Porteno Form


Cerro Porteno extended their winning run to four matches with a comfortable 2-0 win at 2 de Mayo in the Paraguay Division Professional on Saturday. 

Manel Jiménez's in-form side have won six of their last seven fixtures, including a dramatic victory against Alianza Lima in their last Copa Libertadores outing. El Ciclón's only recent loss was a 1-0 reversal at Colo Colo in their opening Group A fixture. 

Cerro have a mixed home record in this competition - Jimenez's men have won six but lost five of their last 11 Copa Libertadores matches in Asuncion. 

Cerro Porteno Team News


Cerro Porteno boss Jiminez could name the same XI that eased to victory against 2 de Mayo last Saturday.

Alan Benítez is expected to remain sidelined, while Lucas Quintana and Bruno Valdez are long-term absentees for the Paraguayans.

Fluminense Form


Fluminense picked up their first Serie A win of the season with a hard-earned 2-1 win against Vasco da Gama last weekend. Veteran midfielder Ganso was among the goals for the Tricolor Flu Fluzão.

Led by the soon-to-be Brazil national team head coach Fernando Diniz, Fluminense have struggled for consistency in recent weeks. The Tricolor Flu Fluzão won four, drew three and lost five of their last 12 matches since the end of February. 

Diniz's men have made a decent start to the Copa Libertadores group phase, with four points collected from games against Alianza Lima (1-1) and Colo Colo (2-1).

Fluminense Team News


Fluminense arrive in Paraguay with a near-fully fit squad available. Calegari is the only player ruled out for the Brazilians. 

Felipe Melo faces a late fitness test after he was withdrawn after just 45 minutes in last weekend's win against Vasco. 

Verdict

Chances could be few and far between in what is likely to be a tight matchup in Paraguay.

Under 2.5 goals is my only selection in Thursday's Group A Copa Libertadores contest. 

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