Group G Matchday 2 of 6
Club Libertad vs Alianza Lima
Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asuncion, Paraguay
In the upcoming fixture of Copa Libertadores, Matchday 2, Libertad will be up against Alianza Lima at the Estadio Defensores del Chaco in Asuncion. Club Libertad is coming off a win against Atletico MG (1-0), whereas Alianza Lima is coming off a draw against Athletico Paranaense (0-0). With the points table for Group G getting intense, the upcoming matchup is likely to bring all the action and excitement. Libertad and Alianza played against each other in April 2012, and in both matches, Libertad dominated Lima, 4-1 and 1-2. The two teams are moving forward with an unbeaten run, which makes the matchup equally competitive for the two. Continue reading to find out more about the fixture scheduled in Asuncion.Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Club Libertad - Coming off a Fantastic Win Against Resistencia (WDWWW)
Libertad has managed to stay intact and translate the international form in local matches. Libertad is coming off a win against Resistencia (4-0), in which Enso Gonzalez, Oscar Cardozo, and Lorenzo Melgarejo scored goals. However, in the Libertadores opening match, Libertad won away from home 0-1, in which Diego Gomez scored the opening goal in the 9th minute of play and the assist made by Hector Villalba. With just 1 defeat in the 14 matches played this season, Libertad will certainly be the home favorites. With an unbeaten run in the last 7 home matches, Club Libertad is likely to play a balanced attack and register another win at home and in Libertadores. In the last five matches played, Libertad has scored 15 goals, averaging 3.00 goals per game.
Expected Opening Lineup for Club Libertad
Martín Silva; Iván Piris, Diego Viera, Alexander Barboza, Mathias Espinoza; Héctor Villalba, Álvaro Campuzano, Diego Gomez, Lucas Sanabria; Óscar Cardozo, Lorenzo Melgarejo.
Alianza Lima - Coming off a Clean Sheet Win Against Academia Cantolao (WWDWW)
Just like Libertad, Alianza Lima is coming off a clean-sheet win against Academia Cantolao (3-0), in which Pablo Sabbag, Bryan Reyna, and Hernan Barcos scored goals. Considering the top performance of Lima in the last five matches, the upcoming matchup might have Lima scoring two or more goals. Though Lima tied the opening game against Athletico Paranaense (0-0), the Peruvian side has impeccable recent form. In the last five matches played, Alianza Lima has scored 8 goals and conceded only 2. Hence, the upcoming matchup will have Lima scoring at least a goal. Pablo Sabbag has scored 5 goals in 9 matches and will be in the spotlight for contributing to the team’s performance.
Expected Opening Lineup for Alianza Lima
Ángelo Campos; Edinson Chávez, Carlos Zambrano, Santiago García, Ricardo Lagos; Jesús Castillo, Josepmir Ballón, Christian Cueva, Gabriel Costa, Jairo Concha; Pablo Sabbag.
Expert Betting Tips
Despite Alianza Lima’s recent match form, the upcoming matchup in Asuncion is likely to trouble the visitors. With just 1 goal conceded at home in the season so far, the upcoming matchup is likely to have Libertad scoring only. I am predicting a total of under 2.5 goals and Libertad to win 2-0.
- Libertad Asuncion to Win for 1.44
- Both Teams to Score - No for 1.72
- Total Under 2.5 for 1.97