Deportivo Cuenca vs Oriente Petrolero
Date: Friday, 2nd June 2017
Kick off at 01:45 UK/ 02:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Alejandro Serrano Aguilar (Cuenca).
Deportivo Cuenca managed to stay unbeaten in the first leg of their Copa Sudamericana tie with Oriente Petrolero.
This will give the Ecuadorians a nice chance to advance through past the Bolivian side as the second leg is scheduled to kick off this Thursday.
The team led by Gabriel Schurrer enjoyed a decent run of three consecutive wins in the top flight of the Ecuadorian football.
However, Deportivo had quite a rough schedule over the last couple of weeks facing two of the strongest teams in country.
Cuenca took a single point from matches with Delfin and Emelec.
The visitors have generally had a decent campaign so far in the season in LFPB. Oriente Petrolero hold the second position in LFPB after 17 rounds of the competition.
Eduardo Villegas can thus be proud of the job he has done since taking over Wilson Gutierrez on the bench.
However, the new head coach will certainly want to see his team improving the defensive displays since the team has been pretty easy to break down throughout the entire season.
Deportivo Cuenca vs Oriente Petrolero: Head to head
Gerardo Freitas broke the deadlock for the Bolivians ten minutes before the break, but the team could not hold on to it as Juan Dinenno made it all square three minutes in the second half.
Oriente Petrolero completely dominated the pitch, but they just failed to convert numerous chances to stay handicapped ahead of the second leg.
Deportivo Cuenca vs Oriente Petrolero: Prediction
Since the Bolivians are a different team when they play on the road and since they tended to concede with ease lately, we have no other option but to stick with the hosts here.
Deportivo Cuenca vs Oriente Petrolero: Bet Tips
The number one bet will be Deportivo Cuenca to win at 1.62 odds by Betfair
You can alternatively take Deportivo Cuenca to score Over 1.5 team goals at 1.80.