Real Garcilaso vs Estudiantes
Copa Libertadores Group Stage.
Date: Tuesday, 1st May 2018
Kick-off at 23:15 UK/ 00:15 CET Wednesday.
Venue: Estadio Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (Cusco).
It is a tight race for knockout tickets in Group F of the 2018 Copa Libertadores as we approach the fifth round of fixtures. Real Garcilaso and Estudiantes are at the foot of the table with 4 points a-piece and the losers here will be out of competition.
Santos have already qualified for the knockouts, while Club Nacional on second have a 1-point lead over the two going head-to-head on Tuesday evening.
Garcilaso made a positive start to the campaign with a 2-0 win over Santos. But they failed to come to the party wince then. They were heavily beaten 3-0 at Estudiantes, then followed by goal-less home draw against Nacional and then another humbling 4-0 defeat at Santos.
Estudiantes also made a good start to the campaign with a goal-less away draw at Nacional and win against Tuesday’s hosts. And it is the back-to-back defeats against Santos that keep them at the foot of the table.
There is little doubt that the Estudiantes are a strong team. But they are under some pressure after the defeats to Santos in the last two games. A win here is vital for them in qualifying for the knockouts, but this won’t be confirmed until the final group game at home against Club Nacional from Uruguay.
As far as Garcilaso is concerned, they need a win here as well as their final group game is away at Santos.
Garcilaso vs Estudiantes: Head-to-head
The reverse of this clash won by Estudiantes 3-0 is the lone meeting between the two teams.
Garcilaso vs Estudiantes: Prediction
Both teams are in search for a win, therefore goals are expected in this game.
Despite their slips against Santos in the competition, Estudiantes are a good enough side and have a good away record in their domestic league. This could be the day that Garcilaso got knocked out from the competition.
Garcilaso vs Estudiantes: Bet Tips
FT – Estudiantes to win @ 3.20.
Both teams to Score @ 2.22 odd.