Estudiantes vs Barcelona SC
Copa Libertadores 2017, Group Stage
Date: Wednesday, 12th April 2017
Kick off at 01:00 UK/ 02:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Ciudad de La Plata.
Barcelona are off to a fantastic start of the new Copa Libertadores campaign after making a huge upset by beating Atletico Nacional in the first round of the group 1.
The Ecuadorias are the group underdogs besides the likes of Estudiantes, Atletico Nacional and Botafogo.
The Argentine team has the imperative to collect three points against Barcelona after dropping the ball in their opening game at Botafogo.
Nelson Vivas can be thrilled with his team’s fabulous attacking form as Estuduantes notched six goals in back-to-back wins over Arsenal and Aldosivi in Primera Divison.
The good run helped the team jump on the third position in the league standings. Lucas Viatri has had a magnificent end to the last year, but he skipped last three league outings due to injury troubles.
Barcelona were off to a shaky start of their new Primera A campaign, but they seem to have improved their form lately winning three of their last four matches in all competitions.
Jorge Almada could have especially been proud of his team’s performance in the Copa Libertadores opener with the reigning champions.
Estudiantes vs Barcelona: Head to head
The two teams played each other in the same group of Copa Libertadores two years ago when Estudiantes took two easy wins without conceding a single goal.
Estudiantes vs Barcelona: Prediction
The gulf in quality should be notable without any doubts and we simply have to take the home win as the top betting option here.
The hosts will want to close the deal as early in the game as possible which is why we see the value in the HT/FT win for Estudiantes.
Estudiantes vs Barcelona: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Estudiantes to win to nil at the odds of 5/4.
You can alternatively go with HT/FT Estudiantes/Estudiantes bet at the same 5/4 odds.