Group F Matchday 2 of 6
Colo-Colo vs Monagas SC
Estadio Monumental David Arellano, Macul, Chile
In the upcoming fixture of the Copa Libertadores, Matchday 2, Colo-Colo will be hosting Monagas SC at the Estadio Monumental David Arellano in Macul. Both sides kicked off their Libertadores 2023 journey with a draw, which makes the upcoming contest even more interesting. Colo-Colo and Monagas will be meeting for the first time on the football field, making the matchup intense and potentially defensive. Moreover, the two teams are coming off draws in their previous matches. Read on to find out more about the matchup between the Chilean and Venezuelan sides.Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Colo-Colo - Coming off a Draw Against Universidad Catolica (DDWLD)
In this year's Chilean Primera Division, Colo-Colo has yet to unleash itself and start winning matches. In the last match against Universidad Catolica (0-0), Leonardo Gil was sent off the field in the 45th minute of play due to a red card suspension. In the second half, Alexander Oroz, Leandro Benegas, and Matias de los Santos also failed to make an impact and secure the lead. With Gustavo Quinteros calling the shots, Colo-Colo will be desperate for a win at home. After a break of almost one month, Colo-Colo will be playing at home, and its upcoming Libertadores fixture is also scheduled at home. Colo-Colo is the only club in the Chilean Primera that has won the Libertadores (1991). In the last five matches played, Colo-Colo has scored just three goals, averaging 0.60 goals per game. Hence, Colo-Colo's dry spell in terms of goals might come to an end against Monagas.
Expected Opening Lineup for Colo-Colo
Cortes, Rojas, B. Gutierrez, Zaldivia, D. Gutierrez, Gil, Pavez, Opazo, Villanueva, Bolados, Lucero.
Monagas SC - Coming off a Draw Against Zamora FC (DLDLD)
Going in the matchup, Monagas SC is coming off a draw against Zamora FC (1-1), in which Andres Romero scored the opening goal in the 24th minute of play. In the last Libertadores outing, Monagas SC managed to secure a goalless draw against Boca, giving themselves a chance at qualification. Monagas SC has remained winless in the last five matches played, which will add continuous pressure on them. With a dominant performance in the Venezuelan Primera, Monagas SC will look to translate their performance from the local tournament to the continental championship. In the last five matches played, Monagas SC has drawn three and lost two fixtures. Secondly, Monagas SC has conceded 7 goals at an average of 1.40 goals in the last five matches.
Expected Opening Lineup for Monagas SC
Mosquera, Cummings, Ramirez, Anderson, Castillo, Quinonez, Navas, Rodriguez, Jimenez, Carrion, Arroyo.
Expert Betting Tips
Moving forward in the fixture, Monagas is likely to struggle against Colo-Colo. Though the home side will be playing after a break at home, Marcos Bolados, Leandro Benegas, and Dario Lezcano will be confident in scoring and dominating the visitors. Colo-Colo is likely to score at least 2 or more goals against Monagas, as the visitors have conceded 7 goals in the last five matches. One thing is certain: the two teams will be looking to improve their goal difference, which is why I am predicting a final scoreline of 2-1 or 3-1 at the end of play.
- Total Over 2.5 for 1.832
- Leandro Benegas To Score A Goal At Any Time - Yes for 2
- Correct Score 2-1 for 9.50