Stadium: Estadio de la UNSA.
In the second semifinal of the South American Cup, Peru's Melgar will face the Ecuadorian team, Independiente del Valle. The first match ended with a resounding victory for the Ecuadorians at home. Despite this result, the bookmakers in this game are on the side of the Peruvians.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
For Melgar fans, the result of the first match of the South American Cup semifinals was a real shock. It was 0:3 after Melgar had knocked Brazil's Internacional out and had a long winning streak in the national championship, being the hidden leader of the tournament. We saw something similar in the Libertadores Cup, where Palmeiras could not cope with Atletico Parnaense. Let's see if Melgar can improve the situation and beat the Ecuadorians at home with at least a three-goal margin.
Independiente had a sandwich of sorts. On the first of September, a devastating victory over Melgar, before that 1:2 from Universidad Católica, and after that a failure in the match with Deportivo Cuenca in the national championship. As a result, a loss in the tournament and only third place with -5 from Aucas. Now it is clear that the visitors will throw all their energy into making it to the finals of the South American Cup. Independiente has a good chance of reaching the final, but we doubt that the Ecuadorians in Peru can count on a non-loss.
Expert Betting Tips
Despite Melgar's disappointing head-to-head stats, we think the Peruvians will get a win. Moreover, we would not be surprised if Melgar wins by a large margin and, at the very least, takes the match to extra time. The fact that Melgar knocked out Brazil's Inter in the last round cheers the picture. Independiente did not have such strong opponents.