Fluminense vs Universidad Catolica
Date: Friday, 30th June 2017
Kick off at 01:45 UK/ 02:45 CET
Venue: Maracana (Rio de Janeiro).
Fluminense defeated Uruguay’s Liverpool Montevideo 2-1 on aggregate to reach the round of 16 of this season’s Copa Sudamericana. They missed the continental competitions last year and expectations are high when the Brazilian outfit lock horns with Universidad Catolica from Chile.
The recent form of Fluminense is patchy as they managed 2 wins from their last 9 matches in all competitions. Also, they failed to win the last three at home. The manager Abel Braga will be mainly worried about the leaky defense as the team kept just 1 clean-sheet in the last 17 games in all competitions
Universidad Catolica defeated Petrolero de Yacuiba from Bolivia on a comfortable 6-1 on aggregate to reach this stage of the competition. They were knocked out at the first stage itself in the previous two season. But this time, they took full advantage of the favourable draw.
On the flip side, Universidad are not a team on song. There are only 2 wins in their last 8 matches, which includes and alarming 5 defeats. The away form is even worse as they are coming on the back of three consecutive defeats.
Fluminense vs Universidad Catolica: Head-to-head
This is the first head-to-head meeting between Fluminense and Universidad Catolica.
Fluminense vs Universidad Catolica: Prediction
Fluminense are certainly the better side, with more quality players in their playing eleven. If they can justify the strength on paper, this match could result in a comfortable win. But, on the basis of current form of both sides, Universidad Catolica are expected to give a tough test to their Brazilian counterparts.
Fluminense vs Universidad Catolica: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score at 2.10 by Bet365
Full-Time Asian Handicap – Universidad +1.5 for 1.75 odds by Bet365.