Stadium: Jose Amalfitani (Buenos Aires)
Only three clubs from Argentina remain in Copa Libertadores, and two of them will face each other in the quarterfinals, Velez Sarsfield and Talleres de Cordoba. No Boca or Rivera in this one. Too bad for Argentine soccer.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Velez Sarsfield hasn't won since June 30, the first match of the Libertadores round of 16 against River Plate. Still, the team is quoted as the favorite for the upcoming meeting. Since then, Velez has played seven matches in two tournaments: five draws and two losses. But despite those not-so-great statistics, the home team is still heavily favored, and even more interestingly, the odds on them are slowly going down. Velez Sarsfield is only sitting 25th in the Argentina Primera Division with 28 teams, and Velez's home stats are 25th in the division.
Talleres de Cordoba
Talleres also has a hard time boasting results recently. After knocking Colón out of Copa Libertadores, the future guests have played four matches in the Argentine championship: losses to Barracas and Boca, a home win over Banfield, and an away draw with San Lorenzo. In the Argentina Primera Division standings, Talleres takes only 26th place, which means they are doing off worse than Velez. On the road, Talleres has the 25th best stats in the league. That bad. Surprisingly, these teams made it this far up the Libertadores standings. For example, Brazil has some of the strongest teams in the playoffs, and Argentina is kind of surreal.
The teams have played each other eight times: +1=5-2, 4-6 goal difference. Note the high percentage of draws and the low number of goals, an average of 1.2 per game. The teams have crossed paths in Argentina Primera Division, Copa Argentina, Copa de la Superliga, and once in a friendly. There are only two games on the field of Velez: one victory for each team.
Expert Betting Tips
The first thing to note when you look at the pair like this is that we are in for a low-scoring encounter. They have always been like that, and both teams have had poor recent results. They have lost their chances to win something important in the Primera Division. However, they can still make it to the Libertadores semifinals, which allows them to feel like the elite of South American soccer for a certain, if not very long, period. As for the outcome, we will follow the classical scheme. That is, we expect a positive result for the home team. By the way, the team is more titled than Talleres. Here are the betting options for the game:
TU (2.25) for 1.70 at 1xbet;
W1 for 1.97 at 22bet;
Correct Score 2-1 for 9.00 at bet365.
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