Group A Matchday 1 of 6
SD Aucas vs Flamengo
Estadio Gonzalo Pozo Ripalda, Quito, Ecuador
In the upcoming fixture of the Copa Libertadores Group A, Matchday 1, Aucas will face Flamengo at the Estadio Gonzalo Pozo Ripalda in Quito. The Ecuadorian side will look to showcase their continental flair and produce compelling performances against Flamengo. Moving forward in the contest, Flamengo will be looking to carry the Carioca Serie A momentum forward and envision the best possible results. The upcoming event will also mark the first encounter between the two teams in football.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Aucas - Coming off a Draw Against Libertad (DWDLD)
Going into the matchup, Aucas is coming off a draw against Libertad (2-2), in which Jhon Cifuente and Roberto Ordones scored goals. With just one win in the last four matches played in the Liga Pro Ecuador, Aucas will be looking to maximize their chances against Flamengo. In the last five matches played, Aucas has scored seven goals, averaging 1.4 goals per game. Moving forward, Aucas will be hoping for individual performances from Jhonny Quinonez and Luis Cano as well. With Racing Club and Nublense sharing the Group A standings, Aucas will certainly look to start well at home.
Expected Opening Lineup for Aucas
Damian Frascarelli; Pedro Perlaza, Luis Romero, Luis Cangá, Carlos Cuero; Michael Carcelén, Jhonny Quiñónez, Edison Caicedo, Luis Ángel Cano; Erick Castillo, John Cifuente.
Flamengo - Among the Top Contenders of Libertadores in Recent Years (WWWLL)
Going into the matchup, Flamengo is carrying a three-match unbeaten run. The last win came over Fluminense (2-0), in which Ayrton Lucas and Pedro scored goals. With Carioca Serie A entering its final leg, Flamengo will be eying to maintain their performance and seal the Carioca trophy convincingly. With three wins in the last five matches played, Flamengo will be pressing on to continue their winning run. In the last five matches played, Flamengo has scored nine goals, averaging 1.9 goals per game. Hence, Flamengo will feel comfortable competing against Aucas in Ecuador. With the presence of Arrascaeta, Pedro, and Maia in the lineup, Flamengo will look to attack and maximize their goal difference at the start of the tournament.
Expected Opening Lineup for Flamengo
Santos; Fabrício Bruno, Rodrigo Caio, David Luiz; Cebolinha, Thiago Maia, Gérson, Ayrton Lucas, Giorgian De Arrascaeta; Gabriel Barbosa, Pedro.
Expert Betting Tips
With a more refined and experienced squad, Flamengo is likely to start as clear favorites against Aucas. The young Ecuadorian team will look to demonstrate resilient gameplay; however, the scoreline is likely to be one-sided. I am backing Flamengo to win 0-2 in the opening match of Libertadores.
- Flamengo to Win for 1.65
- Both Teams To Score - No for 1.905
- Total Under 2.5 for 1.975