Play-offs - 1/4 Finals
Sao Paulo vs LDU Quito
Estádio do Morumbi (Sao Paulo), Brazil
LDU Quito used the advantage of home stadium in the first match and won 2:1. However, they certainly wanted to win by bigger margin before this rematch in Brazil. Sao Paulo on the other hand, seems like they entered in some kind of crisis, as they also lost in the last match of domestic league. Sao Paulo have much more experience in international competitions and it’s not unusual for them to enter in second matches with deficit of 1-2 goals.Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
The Brazilian side are favorite in this match at home, but they will need to win with at least two goals difference to proceed. They aren’t very disappointed with the display from the first match as they have really active result here with only one goal deficit. This stadium is a huge advantage for Sao Paulo as they won 10 matches in a row here. They don’t have any new major issues in the squad, so the manager may use the best possible lineup available, as he rested some of the players in the match of the domestic league last weekend.
LDU Quito are slowly taking rhythm in the new season, and after the win against Sao Paulo, they won confidently in domestic competition. Certainly, they would love it if they had a bigger advantage from the first match, but they will have to endure the “hell” in Sao Paulo in order to reach the semi-finals. They also don’t have any major troubles in the squad and their squad may be a little bit changed for tactical reasons, as they will try to protect the advantage from the first leg.
Expert Betting Tips
Sao Paulo are unstoppable at home stadium in Copa Sudamericana. They know how it is to play under pressure in this kind of matches and are huge favorite to win in this match. I think they have everything that is required to proceed to the semi-finals, and I think they are certainly among the biggest favorites for winning this competition. Sao Paulo should start aggressive and I expect them to take the lead early in the match and win in regular time.