Estudiantes vs Nacional Asuncion
Date: Thursday, 24 May 2018
Kick-Off at 23:15 UK
Venue: Estadio Ciudad de la Plata (La Plata).
Estudiantes and Nacional are going to face each other in the direct clash for the place in the eight-finals of Copa Libertadores.
The hosts are having a disappointing season in the domestic league and top continental competition as well. They celebrated juts one victory in five matches of the group stage and snatched just a point in the last three occasions.
Leandro Benitez’s side managed to score just in one match and although they are good in the back, they have big troubles of finding the back of the oppositions’ net. Home side needs a win in this match to get the chance to advance to the elimination round.
Away side improved their game in the recent rounds as they haven’t suffered a defeat in the last three matches in the competition. Gonzalo Bergessio and the lads have been pretty productive, while their defensive work has been very good.
However, they’ve snatched just a point when playing at away grounds and Nacional need to put a solid display if they want to book their place in the eight-finals.
Estudiantes vs Nacional: Head-to-head
These two sides faced each other three times in this competition and Estudiantes managed to remain undefeated in every clash and celebrate two wins.
The crowd wasn’t able to see many goals in their head to head clashes and the last one ended with a goalless draw.
Estudiantes vs Nacional: Prediction
The hosts are in a very poor run and Nacional might be able to take advantage of it. They need only a point from this one to secure the 2nd position in the group and they could get away with a point from this match.
Although the visitors have been involved in efficient games recently, Estudiantes’ eight matches out of the last nine stayed below 2.5 margin. This one shouldn’t be much efficient and the crowd won’t see more than two goals.
Estudiantes vs Nacional: Bet Tips
- Draw @ 3.45
- Under 2.5 FT @ 1.50.