Barcelona SC vs Sporting Cristal
Copa Libertadores Qualifiers
Date: Friday, 7 February 2020
Kick-Off at 00:30 UK
Venue: Estadio Monumental Isidro Romero Carbo, Guayaquil
Barcelona SC are one of the best teams Ecuador has to offer, but now they are trying to recover after a shocking elimination in the national playoffs. They were labelled as the 2nd favourite to win the title but got knocked out in the quarterfinals by Aucas 1-0 on aggregate.
That poor result also forced them into the Copa Libertadores qualifiers, and anything but reaching the groups would be a disaster.
The first obstacle on the road is Sporting Cristal from Peru, and the first leg match is played on late Thursday night. Squad from Guayaquil has dispatched Progreso in the previous round 5-1 on aggregate.
Barcelona SC were stopped in the qualifiers last season after losing to Defensor Sporting 1-3.
Barcelona SC vs Sporting Cristal: Head-to-head
These two teams have never played head to head in the past.
Barcelona SC vs Sporting Cristal: Prediction
Sporting Cristal are miles away from being a top 3 team in their country. The most recent results have been a disaster, having won only one out of the last six games including friendlies.
We are expecting to see one-sided match in favour of the home team. Barcelona SC to win HT and FT is going to be our primary bet.
As for the goals market, we suggest to skip it completely and bet on home team to win in -1.5 Asian Handicap.
Fidel Martinez has scored three out of five goals and should lead the attack in upcoming weeks. If your bookie has good offer on goal scorers, consider backing this striker.
Barcelona SC vs Sporting Cristal: Bet Tips
Home win HT/FT @ 1.50
Home win in -1.5 AH @ 2.30 odd.