Deportivo Tachira vs. Emelec
Estadio Polideportivo de Pueblo Nuevo, Venezuela
Emelec will host Deportivo Tachira at the Estadio George Capwell in a Copa Libertadores match on Thursday. On Sunday, the hosts are coming off a 2-2 draw with Deportivo Cuena in the Ecuadorian Liga Pro. They had previously split the spoils in their inaugural Libertadores match. Going in the game, Deportivo Tachira have drawn a game against Deportivo La Guaira (3-3) and Emelec have lost to Palmeiras (1-3).Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Deportivo Tachira- Likely to Stay at the 2nd Spot in the Table (DWLDD)
On Saturday, Deportivo Tachira was defeated 3-1 by 10-man Carabobo in Venezuela’s Primera Division. Viveros Rodallega led his team to victory with a hat-trick. Tachira also had a poor performance in a 4-0 home loss to Palmeiras. Rafael Navarro came off the bench to score a brace in the second half. When the last time Deportivo Tachira played at home, they won (1-0). Deportivo Tachira will look towards a positive encounter, taking confidence from previous wins and drawn games.
Key Players for Deportivo Tachira
- Cristopher Varela (GK);
- Edson Tortolero;
- Maurice Cova;
- Richard Figueroa;
- Anthony Uribe.
Emelec- Pushing hard for the 2nd Spot and Qualifying for the Playoffs (LWDWD)
Emelec lost to Palmeiras (1-3) in the recent clash. However, they will look to press on the paddle and win their upcoming away fixture. With a 7.5 rating and 2 goals in 3 games, Rojas would be Emelec’s top player for the forthcoming game. If Emelec managed to win, they will get two important points and go up past Deportivo Tachira. Emelec might feel themselves near the qualifying round as they look positive for tomorrow’s game.
Key Players for Emelec
- Pedro Ortiz (GK);
- Dixon Arroyo;
- Sebastian Rodriguez;
- Mauro Quiroga;
- Alexis Zapata.
Expert Betting Tips
Behind Palmeiras, Emelec and Independiente Petrolero are set to fight for second place in Group A. As a result, they’ll aim to get as many points as possible in their games against Deportivo Tachira. The Venezuelans fall short of the expectations set by the other teams in the group, and Emelec enters the game as a heavy favorite to win. I predict an easy victory for the hosts.
- Emelec to Win for 2.40
- Total over 2.5 for 2.11
- Both Teams To Score – Yes for 1.90
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