Atletico Junior vs Lanus
Date: Wednesday, 25 July 2018
Kick-Off at 01:45 UK
Venue: Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Melendez (Barranquilla).
Lanus have bagged a 1-0 win over Atletico Junior with a first-half goal from Rolando Garcia last week and they now travel to Barranquilla for the return match of their Copa Sudamericana clash, hoping to build on the success and make their way to the Final stages of the competition.
Atletico Junior have failed to bounce back at Estadio Ciudad de Lanus but they’ll hope they can put on more of a challenge in front of the home crowd. However, they’ve failed to return to the winning ways on their Primera A trip to Atletico Bucaramanga too and Julio Comesana could be in for a tough task to lift his men’s spirits.
Nonetheless, Sharks have been a much tougher side to outclass at Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Melendez and we’ve only seen them suffer one loss in eight home games across competitions since late March – with three wins and three draws earned along the way. They’ve been tough defensively but Lanus come very motivated to show their class once again, which promises another very narrow clash.
Atletico Junior vs Lanus: Head-to-head
This is the sides’ first head-to-head encounter ever.
Lanus come as favourites to make their way to the next round, after securing a narrow home win.
Both sides boast great defensive tallies and this should prove another very tough deadlock to break.
Atletico Junior vs Lanus: Prediction
We’ll now stick our necks out for Lanus to leave Barranquilla unbeaten and go for a Draw at 3.50, which does seem a great way to go about the market. Junior have been a tough side to beat here but the visitors should prove a very tough nut to crack as well!
We thus don’t see many goals on the day and we’ll also go for a goalless draw in the Correct Score market – going for 0-0 at 5.50. Four of Lanus’ last seven games have ended that way and this could be further evidence for taking up such a lively longshot at this point.
Atletico Junior vs Lanus: Betting Tips
Draw @ 3.50
FT: 0-0 Correct Score Prediction @ 5.50.