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The most anticipated duel of the round in the Uruguayan Apertura is the Liverpool vs Penarol game. If you want to know more about this match, check our in-depth preview of the game and get some free betting tips along the way.
Our top betting predictions for Liverpool vs Penarol
This game is certainly the derby of the round, so it’s not so easy to predict the outcome for it. However, we have a few of our favourite betting tips that can help you find the right bet for this match:
These odds from Betfred were correct at the time of writing. Check your betslip before confirming.
Liverpool to Win
While it’s hard to predict the winner in this game since both teams are fighting for the very top, our prediction is for Liverpool to win, for a couple of reasons. First of all, Liverpool is hosting the game, so they have the home-court advantage. Secondly, Penarol will play the second leg of the Copa Sudamericana Top 16 phase against Nacional a few days after this match and we expect them to focus on this since they are unlikely to finish at the top of Apertura anyway.
Over 2.5 Total Goals
The home team is averaging more goals per game than any other team in the league with a staggering 4.1 goals per game. Meanwhile, Penarol averages 2.00 goals per game this season in Apertura, so the team should be able to combine for at least three goals. That being said, just two of their last five h2h matches have gone over 2.5 total goals.
Both Teams to Score – Yes
Three of the last five head-to-head duels between Liverpool and Penarol have ended with both teams scoring, which is what we expect to happen in this game as well. After all, both teams have scored in eight of the ten Apertura games played by Liverpool. Meanwhile, this only happened in three of the ten league games played by Penarol, but we are confident that both teams will score in this match.
Liverpool vs Penarol preview: Derby of the round in Apertura
With both teams near the top of the standings, this game should be very exciting and unpredictable. With that in mind, let’s check both teams out in more detail.
The team from Montevideo has been doing very well this season in Apertura. Liverpool is currently fourth in the standings, four points behind the top team in the league. They have six wins, one draw, and three losses in the first ten rounds of the Uruguayan Apertura, but two of their three losses have come in the last five games, which is a bit concerning for their fans.
Even though Penarol only lost one game in the first ten rounds of the Uruguayan Apertura, they are in sixth place in the standings and six points behind the top spot. The reason lies in many draws that the team had so far – five. However, Penarol won three of their last five matches in the league and they’ve beaten Nacional in the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana Top 16 phase a few days ago, so they are in good form.
The most common questions for Liverpool vs Penarol
- Who do the bookies favour in the game? Penarol the favourite in the game.
- When will the game be played? The game will be played at 7 pm BST on Sunday, July 25th.
- Who is the host? Liverpool is the host at the Estadio Belvedere in Montevideo.