Aragua plays host to Metropolitanos in their next game, a tough game by all means, as they look to rise from two straight losses. The home team goes into this game placed 13th with 18 points, 13 below Metropolitanos, who are top of the standings. Aragua’s loss to Portuguesa in their last outing was the third in four games, and they take to this match just one win and one clean sheet in five. They’ve actually failed to score in three of their last four matches. Their scoring returns aren’t the best, the team failing to score more than a goal in any of the five matches. On the flipside, they haven’t conceded more than a goal in four of their last five matches. Only Deportivo Tachira scored twice against Aragua in the last five matches.
Metropolitanos are also coming from a loss. Theirs was a shock one, falling 2-0 at home to Academia Puerto Cabello, their first defeat in the league in 10 matches. With six wins in the last 10 league matches and having scored at least twice in three of the last four, they will definitely be the favorites here. The one area they will have to address is the fact that they have just one clean sheet in the last five matches in the league. Metropolitanos are way stronger than Aragua, even as they come to terms with a loss to a side below Aragua. They will bank on an impressive away run, which has them unbeaten in five league matches. They’ve won four, and kept three clean sheets in those five away matches and they’ve scored twice in each of the last three.
Metropolitanos have one loss in their last 10 league matches; they will be looking to bounce back here, and they have the backing of a good away run so it should be manageable. Their scoring run is great, and they face a side not so strong in attack. We will thus back Metropolitanos to win.