Estudiantes Merida vs Argentinos Juniors Prediction & Match Preview

Estudiantes Merida vs Argentinos Juniors
Copa Sudamericana
Date: Wednesday, 8 May 2019
Kick-Off 21:00 UK / 22:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano de Merida (Merida).

Argentinos Juniors will defend a two-goal advantage from the first leg of the opening round of Copa Sudamericana on Wednesday evening when they travel to Merida to take on Venezuelan Estudiantes Merida.

The Argentinian outfit were completely dominant on the pitch in the 2-0 victory in the first leg played a month ago at Estadio Diego Armando Maradona. They are enormous favourites to advance in spite of the fact the hosts should be in a better rhythm as season in the elite class of Argentinian football is yet to begin.

El Bicho are only featuring Copa de la Superliga this spring. They made it to the quarter-final of the competition thanks to a 2-1 aggregate win over San Lorenzo (1-1 on the road and 1-0 at home).

Estudiantes Merida vs Argentinos Juniors: Head-to-head

This will only be the second ever head to head meeting between the two outfits.

As mentioned above, Argentinos Juniors celebrated an easy 2-0 victory when they met Estudiantes Merida in the first leg played a month ago on the Argentinian soil.

Estudiantes Merida vs Argentinos Juniors: Prediction

Estudiantes Merida thus can’t afford conceding a goal in the reverse fixture at Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano de Merida. They will rely on a strong defensive form in domestic affairs. The team led by Martin Brignani boasts by far the best defensive record after 17 rounds of the campaign in the top flight of Venezuelan football.

The hosts shipped only 9 goals in 17 league matches so far in the season. They allowed only one goal in past four league affairs. The visitors will likely park the bus and wait for their chances from counter-attacks here.

The Under 2.5 goals FT looks to be the best betting option at 1.57 odds, while we also find value with the home win or draw double chance pick at the odds of 1.60.

Estudiantes Merida vs Argentinos Juniors: Bet Tips

  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.57 (4/7)
  • Estudiantes Merida or Draw @ 1.60 (3/5).