Alianza Lima vs Palmeiras
South America – Copa Libertadores
Date: Friday, 4 May 2018
Kick-Off at 01:30 UK
Venue: Estadio Alejandro Villanueva (Lima).
Alianza Lima practically lost all hopes of making it to the knockout stage by losing back-to-back ties with Junior in last two rounds. The Peruvians thus sit at the very foot of the group standings with one point in four games and they are yet to find the back of the net in this term of Copa Libertadores.
As the matter of fact, they made it six straight games without scoring in this competition if we count last two matches of the 2015 campaign. To make things worse for Pablo Bengoechea, his group of players is now set to ply the group leaders Palmeiras who have claimed 10 out of maximum 12 points so far.
The visitors are four points clear off Junior in second place and a win here would book them the first place which means a potentially easier rival in the last 16 round.
Alianza Lima vs Palmeiras: Head-to-head
Palmeiras won the lone previous head to head encounter with Alianza Lima.
The match took place exactly a month ago when Thiago Martins and Miguel Borja bagged goals in a comfortable victory for Verdao at Allianz Parque.
Alianza Lima vs Palmeiras: Prediction
Roger Machado is keeping the fighting spirit instilled into his troops who have been very tough to break down since the start of the season. Verdao conceded just one goal in four Copa Libertadores matches this year and they will come into this off the back of three consecutive clean sheets in all competitions. Knowing about Alianza Lima’s struggles for goals, we just have to back the visitors to keep things quite at the back at the 2.00 odds here.
The away win should not come under question either since the visitors head into this as massive form favourites. We’ll take the 1.72 offered for Palmeiras to come on top here all day long.
Alianza Lima vs Palmeiras: Bet Tips
Palmeiras to keep a clean sheet @ 2.00
Palmeiras to win @ 1.72