Second Round Leg 1 of 2
Universidad Catolica vs Millonarios
Estadio Rodrigo Paz Delgado Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador
In the upcoming fixture of Copa Libertadores, Second Round, Leg 1, Universidad Catolica will square up against Millonarios at the Estadio Rodrigo Paz Delgado Ecuador in Quito. The upcoming Ecuador-Colombian clash will be the most anticipated contest of the season, as this will be the first official clash between them. The two teams are coming in the contest with decent reputation and match form. Universidad Catolica last played on field in October 2022 and the upcoming matchup will be a challenge for the home side. Secondly, with Liga Pro Ecuador starting this week, Universidad Catolica will look to start off the season on a positive note.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Universidad Catolica - Struggling with Lack of Continuity (LWDWW)
Universidad Catolica’s one concern will be the lack of continuity in gameplay at home and away. As the Liga Pro Ecuador starts this week, Universidad Catolica is likely to be out of touch from the game. However, Universidad Catolica will be stretching confidence from the last warmup friendly game, where they managed to win (2-1). Ismaeil Diaz, the new international signing for Universidad Catolica will be under the spotlight. With the likes of Kevin Minda, Anderson Ordonez, and William Cevallos in the starting lineup, Universidad Catolica is likely to come out prepared against Millonarios. Talking about Univerisdad Catolica’s goal scoring, in 46.67% of the last 15 matches played, the total was over 2.5 goals. Hence, Catolica will be confident in scoring a goal at least and get back in rhythm.
Expected Opening Lineup for Universidad Catolica
Darwin Cuero, Gregori Anangonó, Tomas Oneto, Anderson Ordóñez, Layan Loor, Kevin Minda, William Cevallos, Mauro Díaz, Arón Rodríguez, José Carabalí, Cristian Colman.
Millonarios - The Colombian Power House is Confident for a Win (WWDDW)
Going in the matchup, Club Millonarios is in touch with the proceedings, courtesy of Colombia Categoria A. Millonarios is coming off a decent win against CD Jaguares (2-1), in which Oscar Cortes scored two goals in the 66th and 88th minute of play. With an unchanged lineup from Colombia Categoria A, Millonarios is likely to have a settled and gelled squad compared to Universidad Catolica. With 11 goals scored in the last 5 matches played, Millonarios is averaging around 2.1 goals per game. Hence, Millonarios is likely to score at least 2 goals against the unsettled Universidad Catolica’s squad.
Expected Opening Lineup for Millonarios
Álvaro Montero, Elvis Perlaza, Juan Pablo Vargas, Andrés Llinás, Andrés Murillo, Daniel Giraldo, Juan Carlos Pereira, Edgar Guerra, Oscar Cortés, Yuber Quiñones, Leonardo Castro.
Expert Betting Tips
This will be Millonarios’ 19th appearance in South America’s most reputed competition. Millonarios will be the favorite for winning as they are in touch with the game and have been performing quite well in the Colombia Categoria A. With a goal scoring average of over 2.1 goals in the last 5 games played, Millonarios is likely to play with a much more calm and composed mindset than Universidad Catolica. Hence, the upcoming matchup is likely to produce a scoreline of over 2.5 goals, and both sides to score. Moreover, the final scoreline is predicted to be 1-2 or 1-3.
- Millonarios to Win for 3.25
- Total Over 2.5 for 2.23
- Both Teams To Score - Yes for 1.91