Rionegro Aguilas vs Racing Club
Date: Friday, 2nd June 2017
Kick off at 01:45 UK/ 02:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Alberto Grisales (Rionegro).
Racing Club returned to the winning ways last weekend when they saw off San Lorenzo in one of the most interesting clashes of the round in Primera Division.
The Argentine will thus come in the second leg clash with Rionegro Aguilas in high spirits.
The hosts ended their Apertura campaign in Primera A in the bottom half of the standings which can be regarded as a failure for Oscar Perez.
The Colombian expert has a lot of headaches because of the holes his team showed at the back in the finish of the season.
The team kept only a single clean sheet in last six matches. Since Racing Club have a comfortable 1-0 cushion from the first leg, we are not quite optimistic about their chances to qualify with such a poor defensive form in the recent period.
Luckily for the Colombians, Racing Club have also been struggling a lot to keep their net untouched lately.
Diego Cocca’s men have been in a phenomenal run of eight wins in nine matches in all competitions before the convincing loss to Temperley.
Racing then went on to lose two more games to make it three losses on the trot away from home with the horrendous goal differential of 1-9.
Rionegro Aguilas vs Racing Club: Head to head
The first ever head to head meeting between the two sides took place in early March when Braian Mansilla made the difference netting the only goal of the game just at the hour-mark.
Rionegro Aguilas vs Racing Club: Prediction
We can hardly see the Colombians keeping the clean sheet here since the likes of Gustavo Gou (10 goals so far in the season) and Lisandro Lopez (7 goals) will definitely take advantage of the holes in their defensive line.
We can generally expect an open match since the hosts have to look for an early goal which would keep them in the tie.