Deportivo Lara vs Corinthians
CONMEBOL Copa Sudamericana
Date: Thursday, 30 May 2019
Kick-Off 21:00 UK / 22:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Metropolitano de Futbol de Lara (Barquisimeto).
Corinthians broke Lara’s resistance late after the hour-mark of the first leg played seven days ago on the Brazilian soil. Vagner Love and Gustavo were goalscorers in a comfortable 2-0 victory which opened the way for Timao to move on to the third round of Copa Sudamericana. Fabio Carille’s men were massive favourites even before the first leg and we can only expect them to justify the tag once again against the Venezuelan opposition.
The hosts struggled badly to match last season successes in the new edition of the domestic league. They finished the Apertura campaign as low as 14th out of 20 teams in the top flight of Venezuelan football. Rojinegro were not pulling up any trees in the very finish of the season as they lost eight, drew one and won one of past ten matches across competitions.
Deportivo Lara vs Corinthians: Head-to-head
These two likes met each other in the group stage of Copa Libertadores last year.
Corinthians celebrated two easy wins with goal difference of 9-2 in the process.
Timao were especially dominant in the away fixture beating Deportivo Lara 2-7 on the road exactly a year ago.
Corinthians thus won each of three head to head encounters with Rojinegros in past two years.
Deportivo Lara vs Corinthians: Prediction
The lack of efficiency in the final third was a major issue for the team led by Leonardo Gonzalez lately. Venezuelans failed to find the back of the net in four of past five games in all competitions, a streak which includes a 2-0 loss last week at Corinthians.
We believe the hosts will struggle in their build-up play in the return fixture as well knowing Timao’s defensive line looked rock-solid recently. Carille’s men shipped just two goals in last seven outings across competitions. Given the visitors have no need to rush forward with a 2-0 cushion from the first leg, Under 2.5 goals FT is our main betting recommendation here at 1.45 odds.
Deportivo Lara vs Corinthians: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.45 (9/20)
Correct Score 0-1 @ 5.50 (9/2).