Estadio UNO - Jorge Luis Hirschi (La Plata)
One of the focal points of the fourth round of the Copa Libertadores is La Plata, Argentina, where Estudiantes will clash with the Uruguayan side Nacional. Group C is, in our opinion, the most interesting group in the tournament. All the teams playing in this group have names and ambitions. As far as the betting line-up is concerned, the home side are the big favorites to win this encounter.Get Your Welcome Bonus!
Estudiantes are in superb form, having not lost since March 14 and the match against Boca Juniors. In the Argentine League Cup, the Lions won Group B, beating Boca Juniors. In the Copa Libertadores, they came close to winning Group C. After three rounds played in the CL, Estudiantes lead the way with seven points and three points ahead of Nacional and Bragantino. Should they beat the Uruguayans, Estudiantes would almost guarantee a place in the playoffs, which will motivate the Lions in the upcoming meeting. Admittedly, it was with Nacional that the Argentines drew in the first round, having outplayed Bragantino and Velez Sarsfield. Also worth noting is that Estudiantes have a 7-match winning streak in three tournaments.
Nacional have a 5-match unbeaten streak, which began with a victory over Boston River on April 11. In the Copa Libertadores, Nacional drew against Estudiantes and defeated Velez Sarsfield in the away game. The home side dominated the match against Estudiantes, but the teams had roughly equal numbers in terms of shots. It should be noted that Nacional's Carballo missed the spot-kick on 31 minutes. Overall, before Matchday 4, Nacional are in third place in Group C, three points behind Estudiantes and three points ahead of Velez Sarsfield.
Face-to-face encounters between Estudiantes and Nacional
Nacional and Estudiantes have played five matches between them, all in the current century and the Copa Libertadores. In the 2009 season, the Uruguayans and Argentines played each other in the semi-finals, and Estudiantes won both matches. In 2018, the teams played a pair of matches in the group stage, then the match in Uruguay ended in a nil draw, while in Argentina, the Lions were 3-1 stronger. On April 14 this year, the opponents played out a 0-0 draw in Uruguay. It should be noted that both matches played in La Plata were won by Estudiantes.
Expert Betting Tips
Estudiantes are currently almost the strongest team in South America. While the Brazilian teams are getting in shape for the season, the Lions have already won the group in the Argentine League Cup, have a 12-match unbeaten streak in all competitions, and a 7-match home winning streak. Plus, let's not forget that Nacional have only lost in La Plata, while Estudiantes will have a guarantee of making the playoffs in the Copa Libertadores by beating the Uruguayans. The first bet on the upcoming meeting, we propose a win for the home team for 1.75.
It should be noted that Estudiantes have scored at least two goals in the last six home games, which only confirms the fact that the Lions are in excellent form. Nobody would be surprised if Estudiantes not only beat Nacional at home but also score at least two goals for the Uruguayans. The second bet is W1+TO (1.5) for 2.28.
The third bet is to bet on the correct score of 2-0 for 7.50.
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