Estudiantes vs Gremio
Date: Wednesday, 8 August 2018
Kick-Off at 01:45 UK
Venue: Estadio Ciudad de La Plata (La Plata).
In the first leg of the Copa Libertadores eight-finals, Estudiantes are going to host Gremio.
Estudiantes managed to secure the place in the knockout round in the final round of the group phase after beating Club Nacional at home ground.
They managed to pick up eight points while their matches have been pretty tight except the already mentioned one.
Leandro Benitez’s side is going to play their first match after the summer break and they might have some troubles of getting back to the action in this very important clash.
The visitors are in the middle of their domestic campaign and they are currently sitting on the 3rd place of the Brazilian Serie A.
Maicon and the lads have been very successful in the group stage as they secured the top spot by allowing just two points to their rivals.
Gremio were very productive as they managed tom find the back of the oppositions’ net 13 times, while their defence has been rock solid.
The Brazilians snatched one away win from three outings in the competition.
Estudiantes vs Gremio: Head-to-head
Although these two sides have been participating in the continental competitions on a regular basis, they didn’t have the chance to face each other yet. This is going to be their first head to head clash in club history.
Estudiantes vs Gremio: Prediction
Gremio are in a streak of four matches without suffering a defeat and they are fully ready for this match.
The hosts had a two-month break and they might have difficulties in finding the balance in the game.
The visitors should be capable enough of remaining undefeated in this one.
Although Gremio have been very efficient in the competition so far, this match should be much tighter, and the crowd shouldn’t expect to see more than two goals.
Last three Gremio’s matches remained under 2.5 margin.
Estudiantes vs Gremio: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.00
Under 2.5 FT @ 1.55