Aron Wright - April 23, 2018
Atletico Tucuman vs The Strongest
South America – Copa Libertadores
Date: Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Kick-Off at 23:15 UK
Venue: Estadio Monumental Presidente Jose Fierro (Tucuman).
Atletico Tucuman managed to bounce back from losing the opening two fixtures in the Group 3. The Argentines got back in the contest for the next stage by beating The Strongest 1-2 away in La Paz. Such result entirely opened up the battle or the second place in the group with three sides level on points ahead of the remaining three games of the competition.
The head coach Ricardo Zielinsky generally has reasons to be satisfied with his team’s rise in form in the most recent set of fixtures. Decano are unbeaten in last four games in all competitions and they’ll head into this encouraged with the fact the defensive line looks much more solid compared to the start of the season. Tucuman shipped just one goal in cast two games after playing a goalless draw at home to Union Santa Fe at the weekend.
This will only be the second ever head to head encounter between Atletico Tucuman and The Strongest.
The Bolivian outfit dominated the court in the previous match played in the first week of April, but they ended up losing 1-2.
The match will have a huge significance for the group’s final standings. The Strongest started off with the 1-0 win over Penarol at home, but they shipped as many as five in the other two fixtures. The home court generally plays a massive role for them, especially in this competition. They won just 2 of 33 away games in the history of their Copa Liberators appearances.
Furthermore, The Strongest lost six of last eight games in all competitions coming into this fixture with Atletico Tucuman. Based on everything written above, we have to go with the home win as the main betting option, set at the odds of 1.45.
Cesar Farias’ men conceded two or more goals on five of last six travels. You can have Atletico Tucuman to find the net at least twice at the 1.70 odds here.
Atletico Tucuman to win @ 1.45
Atletico Tucuman Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.70