Group G Matchday 2 of 6
Santa Fe vs Gimnasia LP
El Campin Stadium, Bogotá, Colombia
In the upcoming fixture of the Copa Sudamericana, Matchday 2, Independiente Santa Fe will be up against Gimnasia LP at the El Campin Stadium in Bogotá. Santa Fe and Gimnasia LP will be facing each other for the very first time on the football field. Hence, the pressure of facing an unseen opposition will be on both teams. For the match against Santa Fe and matches aligned in the ongoing month, Gimnasia is likely to miss out on Benjamin Dominguez, Eric Ramirez, and German Guiffrey. Continue reading to find out more about the upcoming matchup and the possible outcomes.Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Santa Fe - Coming off a Draw Against the Current Colombian Champions (DLDWL)
Going in the matchup, Santa Fe is coming off a draw against Deportivo Pereira (2-2), the current Colombian champions. Hugo Rodallega scored back-to-back goals against Deportivo Pereira, giving his team an important draw. With 4 keeper saves, Juan Espitia was spot-on and is likely to keep contributing to his team’s success. With the presence of Enamorado and Marrugo in the lineup, Santa Fe will be feeling comfortable in the upcoming home fixture of Sudamericana. Santa Fe has won 6 of the last 10 matches at home, which makes them favorites for winning against Santa Fe. In the last five matches played, Santa Fe has scored 5 goals and conceded 7 goals. Though the scoring average doesn’t compliment the conceding average, Santa Fe is likely to play with positivity.
Expected Opening Lineup for Santa Fe
Armani, Herrera, Maidana, Diaz, Casco, Aliendro, Perez, Paradela, Fernandez, Solari, Borja
Gimnasia La Plata - Has Lost Four of the Last Five Matches (LLWLL)
Going in the contest, Gimnasia LP is coming off a thrashing defeat against Belgrano (0-2) and River Plate (3-0). With 4 defeats in the last 5 matches played, Gimnasia will be looking to improve and at least secure a decent scoring draw. Though Gimnasia won't be the favorites to take the leap from Group G, the upcoming match against Santa Fe might be a breather for the entire lineup. Under the leadership of Sebastian Romero, Gimnasia will be looking to make a solid comeback at the continental stage. With the likes of Morales, Bolivar, and Soldano in the lineup, Gimnasia will be fancying its chances of scoring at least a goal or two. Talking about scoring, Gimnasia LP has scored in just 2 of the last five matches, which adds even more pressure on the attackers in the lineup. Gimnasia has conceded 10 goals in the last five matches, averaging 2.00 goals. In order to register a comfortable win, Gimnasia will have to work on its conceding average.
Expected Opening Lineup for Gimnasia LP
Rey, Melluso, Piris, Morales, Enrique, Sosa, Aleman, Cardozo, Chavez, Ramirez, Soldano.
Expert Betting Tips
Going into the matchup, Santa Fe will be taking chances to make clearances in the first half of play and score. If Santa Fe manages to register a lead in the first half of play, the final result is more likely to be in their favor. Gimnasia has allowed 10 goals in the last 5 recent matches. Hence, scoring for Santa Fe might be acceptable with a striking average of 1.00 goal. The match could also result in a draw if Gimnasia manages to score and level the scoreline 1-1
- Independiente Santa Fe to Win for 1.83
- Total Under 2.5 for 1.61
- Both Teams To Score - No for 1.725