Tip Deportivo Tachira – Mineros de Guayana
Deportivo Tachira welcomes Mineros to the Estadio Polideportivo de Pueblo Nuevo for this match in the Venezuela Primera Division. The home team are in fourth position with 26 points while the visitors are in 12th position with 19 points. The league is still quite congested and this is evidenced by these two teams being eight positions apart but are only separated by seven points. Deportivo Tachira will be keen to bounce back in this match after they were soundly beaten 3-0 by Monagas in the last match. They are five points behind the league leaders with three points in this match an absolute necessity if they are to catch up with the leaders. Deportivo Tachira are currently occupying the last of the qualifying positions for the Copa Libertadores but have four teams that are just two points behind them therefore they need the three points to hold onto their position.
Mineros come into this match in decent form as they are three matches unbeaten with two draws and a win. They have had two 1-1 draws in their last two matches but showed good fighting spirit as they were down in both matches before equalizing for a share of the spoils. Mineros will be hoping to continue their recent resurgence as a defeat will raise fears of a relegation battle as they are four points above the drop zone. They do however have the worst defensive record in the league with 29 goals conceded at an average of 1.7 goals per match. Mineros have been poor away from home with just one win in their last seven matches on the road.
Key points Deportivo Tachira – Mineros de Guayana
In six of Deportivo Tachira last eight matches there have been over 2.5 goals.
Only once in their last four matches has both teams scored.
Deportivo Tachira have won their last three home matches.
In four of Mineros last six matches there have been under 2.5 goals.
They have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last seven matches.
ConclusionDEPORTIVO TACHIRA – MINEROS DE GUAYANA
Deportivo Tachira have been in great form at home and will be desperate to pick up the three points in this match to maintain their top four place and to keep up the pressure on the leaders. Mineros on the other hand bring very poor away form into this match and have also lost their last two matches against Deportivo Tachira. We are backing the home team to make it three wins in a row over Mineros.