Barcelona vs Palmeiras
Date: Thursday, 6th July 2017
Kick off at 01:45 UK/ 02:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Monumental Isidro Romero Carbo.
Barcelona are the most pleasant surprise of the group stage in this term of Copa Libertadores.
The Ecuadorians shocked the likes of Estudiantes and Atletico Nacional (the defending champions) to secure the second position in the group of death.
They are underdogs over two legs against Brazilian champions Palmeiras, but it will be very interesting to see if they will be able to make the tie interesting after the first leg set to be played on Wednesday evening in Guayaquil.
The Uruguayan manager Jorge Almada can be proud of the job he has done with Barcelona so far in the season.
The team will likely end the 1st phase of Ecuadorian Primera A at the second position as they are a single point above the likes of Emelec and Independiente Jose Teran before the last round match next weekend.
Verdao, on the other side, opened the new season in the top flight of the Brazilian football in a poor fashion, but Cuca’s men managed to find the momentum and clinch a couple of consecutive wins to get back in the contest for the very top of the standings.
The visitors did not have many troubles topping the group 5 in Copa Libertadores finishing with four points above the second-placed Wilstermann.
Barcelona vs Palmeiras: Head to head
This will be the first ever head to head encounter between the two teams.
Barcelona vs Palmeiras: Prediction
Barcelona have been much tougher to break down at the start of the season. The Ecuadorians failed to keep a clean sheet in last seven matches in all competitions and we don’t see them ending the negative run in the first leg against Palmeiras.
The visitors have been in good touch lately and they are the favourites both on the night and over two legs.
Barcelona vs Palmeiras: Betting Tips
The first bet will be Palmeiras to win the match at the odds of 2.84 by Pinnacle.
The second pick is Over 2.5 goals for 2.31 odds by Pinnacle.