Deportivo Lara vs Corinthians: Preview and Predictions

Deportivo Lara vs Corinthians
Copa Libertadores
Date: Friday, 18 May 2018
Kick-Off at 01:30 UK / 02:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Metropolitano de Futbol de Lara, Barquisimiento.

Corinthians complicated the situation in the Group 7 with the home loss to Independiente in the previous round. They are still table-toppers, but the group remains wide open ahead of the final two games of the campaign.

The Brazilian champions are about to travel to Venezuela for the very tough away clash with Deportivo Lara at the altitude of Estadio Metropolitano de Futbol de Lara in Barquisimiento. Deportivo’s home proved out to be a fortress for the likes of Independiente and Millonarios who both fell at the high altitude.

The hosts share the second place with El Rojo, but a win here would open up the knockout stage doors for them as we expect the local crowd to make an electrifying atmosphere for the Brazilian champions on Thursday evening.

Deportivo Lara vs Corinthians: Head-to-head

The two teams met just once in the past, the clash taking place two months ago at Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo.

The Venezuelans held it a goalless contest for quite some time before Emerson Sheik broke the deadlock midway through the second half.

Henry Pernia converted the penalty to double the lead for Timao and make it 2-0 the final score.

Deportivo Lara vs Corinthians: Prediction

Corinthians clinched back-to-back wins in their domestic league to climb up to the second place with 10 points in 5 matches. Nonetheless, Fabio Carille’ s men failed to find the back of the net in each of last two games on the road against Vitoria and Atletico Mineiro and they could struggle to create in the final third here knowing Lara won five of last six home ties in all competitions.

The hosts are priced up at 1.90 not to lose which is a bet definitely worth backing knowing they grabbed two wins on the home patch so far in the competition. Since the match has a huge importance for both teams, we will alternatively back the Under 25 goals FT bet at the 1.66 odds.

Deportivo Lara vs Corinthians: Bet Tips

  • Deportivo Lara or Draw Double Chance @ 1.90
  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.66.