Copa Libertadores. Round 6
Group Stage. Group C
Stadium: Jose Amalfitani (Buenos Aires)
Two Argentine teams will cross paths in round 6 of Copa Libertadores, Velez Sarsfield against Estudiantes. Only the home team is still highly motivated and bookmakers have placed Velez as the favorite.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Velez Sarsfield failed to make the playoffs of the Copa Argentina, finishing only sixth in Group B and now the future hosts are fully focused on the Libertadores group stage. Before round 6 starts, Velez is ranked third in Group C, behind second-placed Bragantino only on goal difference. At the same time, there's Uruguayan Nacional, which is only one point behind Velez Sarsfield. Should they beat Estudiantes, Velez will certainly continue to fight for one of the South American trophies. Should Bragantino lose and Velez win, the future guests would stay in Copa Libertadores. Velez drew with Bragantino and lost to Nacional.
In contrast to Velez Sarsfield, Estudiantes made it to the playoffs of the Copa Argentina but lost as early as in the first game against Argentinos Juniors to drop out. In other words, we can say that the Lions are also focused on Copa Libertadores. That said, the visitors have not only secured a place in the Libertadores playoffs, but also first place in the group. The Lions have 13 points, just one draw against Nacional on the road with four wins, on a goal difference of 8-1. Estudiantes has excellent statistics in Copa Libertadores, but due to the lack of tournament motivation, bookmakers consider the Lions to be big outsiders. There is also a good chance that the backups will come out for the match against Velez.
"I've decided on the roster for the game, but I'm not going to announce it yet. We need to see some players in action. We have to give them a chance to prove themselves and see if we keep them on the team for next season or not. Until the end of the contract, we'll use them as needed. I'd like a lot of players to stay."
Ricardo Zielinski before the match against Velez
Velez Sarsfield and Estudiantes have played each other 28 times in Superliga, Copa de la Superliga, Copa Libertadores and a friendly. Overall, Estudiantes won 11 games, with eight draws and nine wins for Velez Sarsfield, on a 29-32 goal difference. There've been 14 matches on Velez Sarsfield's field, the hosts having won only four matches with five draws and five wins for Estudiantes. In 2022, the opponents have faced off twice. There was a 1-1 draw at Velez in the Copa Argentina, and Estudiantes thrashed Velez 4-1 in the first round of Copa Libertadores.
Expert Betting Tips
Given that Estudiantes will definitely not play the strongest squad, betting on the guests is very risky. Moreover, Velez Sarsfield is in good shape, and has a four-match unbeaten streak, scoring five goals in the last two games, including three away to Nacional. It is very likely that the home team will win. We have to remind you that it is not enough for Velez to win, they still need to improve the goal difference to be ahead of Bragantino in the end. In other words, Velez Sarsfield isn't likely to stop at a conventional 1-0. It will be logical to return the first bet to the combined option W1+TO (1.5) for 1.66 as offered by 22bet.
The second bet is H1 (-2.5) for 3.70 at Bet365.
The third bet is the correct score 3-0 in favor of Velez Sarsfield for 8.50 on the line of 1xbet.
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