Group C Matchday 2 of 6
Barcelona SC vs Bolivar
Banco Pichincha Monumental Stadium, Guayaquil, Ecuador
In the upcoming fixture of Copa Libertadores, Matchday, Barcelona SC will host Bolivar at the Banco Pichincha Monumental Stadium in Guayaquil. Bolivar stands at the top of the Group C points table after a win in the opening match against Palmeiras, whereas Barcelona SC is yet to start winning and stands 3rd with a negative goal difference. The upcoming scheduled meeting will be the first official matchup between the two. Continue reading to find out more about the contest.Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Barcelona SC - Has Secured Two Back-to-Back Wins (WWLWL)
Barcelona SC started off the Libertadores campaign with a defeat against Cerro Porteno (2-1), in which Cerro just piled on extra pressure with decent gameplay and momentum building. With Fabian Bustos calling the changes in the last match, Cristian Jonatan Ortiz, Agustin Rodriguez, Janner Corozo, and Jonathan Jesus Bauman were inducted in the eleven after halfway through. Cristian Jonatan Ortiz secured the temporary equalizer with the assist made by Jonathan. However, the goal by Diego Churin sealed the deal for Cero. Going in the matchup, Barcelona SC is coming off a win over LDU de Quito (0-1) and Cumbaya (4-1) in the Ecuador Liga A. After strengthening their Liga Pro Ecuador contest, Barcelona SC will be looking to make an impression on the international level. In the last five matches played, Barcelona SC has won three and lost two matches. Secondly, Barcelona has scored 7 goals, averaging 1.40 goals per game. Thirdly, Barcelona SC has conceded in three of the last five matches.
Expected Opening Lineup for Barcelona SC
Javier Burrai; Pedro Pablo Velasco, Carlos Rodríguez, Joshué Quiñónez, Luca Sosa; Bruno Piñatares, Fernando Gaibor, Adonis Preciado, Segundo Portocarrero; Damian Diaz, Francisco Fydriszewski.
Club Bolivar - Coming off a Draw Against Always Ready (DLWWW)
After winning three consecutive matches, including the one against Palmeiras (3-1), Bolivar lost to Libertad Gran Mamore (2-0). The defeat against Libertad was simply unexpected for Bolviar, which is why they were stunned. Going in the matchup against Barcelona SC, Bolivar is coming off a draw against Always Ready (2-2), in which Fernando Saucedo and Ronnie Fernandez scored goals in the first 20 minutes of play. In the last five matches played, Bolivar has scored 9 goals, averaging 1.80 goals per game. Talking about the special start against Palmeiras (3-1), Pablo Hervias, Diego Ibanez, and Javier Uzeda scored goals. Moreover, Club Bolivar maintained the most important momentum throughout the 90 minutes of play. With the goal difference of 2 goals, Bolivar will look to carry the advantage forward and make it difficult for the opposition.
Expected Opening Lineup for Bolivar
Carlos Lampe; Jesus Sagredo, Bryan Bentaberry, Nicolas Ferreyra; Fernando Saucedo, Gabriel Villamíl, Diego Bejarano, Roberto Fernández; Pablo Hervías, Patricio Rodríguez, Ronnie Fernández.
Expert Betting Tips
For the Barcelona SC and Bolivar contest, Bolivar will look to unsettle the home favorites, who have won 3 back-to-back matches at home. Bolivar, in 2023, has scored and conceded in both halves of play. Moreover, Bolivar has struggled in away matches, as it has won just a game in the last five played. Considering the recent record of the Bolivar, I am predicting a draw or Bolivar to win. The match total is expected to be over 2.5 goals, and both sides to score.
- Both Teams to Score - Yes for 1.90
- Double Chance - Draw or Bolivar for 2.37
- Total Over 2.5 for 1.84