Second Round Leg 2 of 2
Independiente Medellin vs El Nacional
Estadio Atanasio Girardot, Colombia
In the upcoming fixture of the Copa Libertadores, Leg 2, Independiente Medellin will be prepared to take on El Nacional at the Estadio Atanasio Girardot in Colombia. An interesting clash between the two teams is loading as the scoreline is leveled at 2-2. Moving forward, the two teams will be expecting another high scoring fixture after leg 1. Medellin and El Nacional, both are coming off a win in their domestic competitions, making the upcoming fixture a competitive one. Medellin will be looking to maximize at home and back its attackers to secure an early lead.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Independiente Medellin - Coming off a Win Against Alianza Petrolera (WDLLL)
Independiente Medellin struggled in the Colombia Categoria A, but recovered soon after playing against El Nacional away from home. In the first leg, Ever Valencia and Daniel Londono scored goals, ensuring an important draw. Medellin also registered its win against Alianza Petrolera (0-1) in which Felipe Pardo scored the only goal in the 16th minute of play. Moving forward with a formation of 4-2-3-1, every player in Independiente Medellin’s lineup will need to perform. Coach David Gonzalez will enter the home contest with a similar lineup from the last game. With 5 goals scored in the last 5 matches played, Independiente Medellin averages 1 goal per game.
Expected Opening Lineup for Independiente Medellin
Andrés Mosquera; Jhon Palacios, Víctor Moreno, Andrés Cadavid; Jordy Monroy, David Loaiza, Andrés Ricaurte, Daniel Londoño; Felipe Pardo, Luciano Pon, Ever Valencia.
El Nacional - Coming off a Win Against Aucas (WDWWL)
Going in the matchup, El Nacional will be confident after securing a draw against Independiente Medellin. In the last outing against Medellin, Byron Palacios and Ronie Carrillo scored goals in the 55th and 67th minute of play. Against Aucas, Steven Gomez started the proceedings with an energizing goal in the 3rd minute of play and then Byron Palacios cemented the scoreline with another goal. In the last three outings of Copa Libertadores, El Nacional has scored at least 2 goals. Hence, we can expect El Nacional to produce a reasonable attack.
Expected Opening Lineup for El Nacional
David Cabezas, Jerry Parrales, Andrés Micolta, Jhonnier Chalá, Bryan Nazareno, Maicon Solís, Madison Julio, Jefferson Valverde, Eddy Mejía, Jorge Ordóñez, Ronie Carrillo.
Expert Betting Tips
Going in the matchup, El Nacional will be away favorites from home as well. Medellin’s conceding average is 2.00 in Copa Libertadores, which is why El Nacional will be favorite for scoring two goals against Medellin. Giving home favor to Medellin, the upcoming matchup is likely to decide on penalties and El Nacional to win. The prediction tips for 90 minutes of play as follows.
- Total Over 2.5 for 1.97
- Both Teams to Score - Yes for 1.96
- Draw or El Nacional for 2.30