Emelec vs San Lorenzo
Date: Friday, 7th July 2017
Kick off at 01:45 UK/ 02:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Banco del Pacifico.
Emelec and San Lorenzo have significantly improved their records from the last term of Copa Libertadores when they failed to make the knockout stage winning four points in their respective groups each.
The stakes ahead of their R16 clash in this term can hardly be greater and we are up for thrilling two encounters.
The first one will see Emelec trying to gain at least some sort of advantage at their Estadio Banco del Pacifico ahead of the rematch in San Lorenzo.
The hosts have been quite impressive in their last two fixtures of the group stage as back-to-back wins over Melgar and Medellin secured them the second place and the knockout stage of the competition.
However, Alfredo Arias can’t be thrilled with his side’s current form since the team won only a single of their last six matches mainly because of the vulnerability of their defensive line.
The visitors ended their Primera Division campaign at the seventh position which was only enough for a place in Copa Sudamericana in the next season.
The Uruguayan manager Diego Aguirre still has the chance to secure a new Copa Libertadores adventure by winning the competition this year, but it is a huge longshot for Los Matadores.
We, however, must praise the team’s performances in the group phase as they topped the group 4 besides the likes of Atletico PR, Flamengo and Universidad Catolica.
Emelec vs San Lorenzo: Head to head
This will be the first ever head to head meeting between the two teams.
Emelec vs San Lorenzo: Prediction
El Bombillo has been quite easy to break down lately as the Ecuadorians conceded at last a goal in six consecutive outings prior to beating River Ecuador 1-0 at the weekend.
We would thus not be surprised at all to see the Argentines (who are favourites over two legs) to find the back of the net at Estadio Banco del Pacifico and open their way towards the quarterfinal of the competition.
Emelec vs San Lorenzo: Betting Tips
The main betting pick will be BTTS at the odds of 19/20.
The second pick is San Lorenzo or Draw Double Chance at 8/13.