Huracan vs Deportivo Lara
Date: Wednesday, 8 May 2019
Kick-Off 23:15 UK / 00:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Tomas Adolfo Duco (Buenos Aires).
Huracan are probably one of the most unpleasant surprises of this term of Copa Libertadores. They took just one point from five opening games and will finish the Group B at the very foot of the standings regardless of the outcome of Wednesday’s fixture against Deportivo Lara at Estadio Tomas Adolfo Duco.
The match has a much bigger importance for Venezuelan Primera Division runners-up. They hold the third place in the group with five points from five outings. The team led by Leonardo Gonzalez can still make it to the knockout phase with a win here and anything but Emelec’s away win at leaders Cruzeiro in the other fixture in the group.
Huracan vs Deportivo Lara: Head-to-head
This will only be the second head to head match between the two likes.
Deportivo Lara celebrated a 2-1 victory when they first met Globo just over a month ago.
Huracan vs Deportivo Lara: Prediction
The visitors enjoyed a thrilling campaign in the previous term of Venezuelan Primera Division, but they are nowhere near matching such record this time around. They hold 14th place (out of 20 teams) after 17 rounds of play in the top flight of Venezuelan football.
Rojinegro go into this in the lowest of spirits after a thread of five losses and a draw in last six games across competitions. Deportivo Lara conceded at least two goals in five of last six outings. They shipped seven goals in five group phase matches in Copa Libertadores as well.
They’ve been dreadful travellers throughput the entire campaign so far in the competition. Leonardo Gonzalez’s men lost four and drew one of five away fixtures in last two seasons of Copa Libertadores. They allowed at least two goals in each of these five games.
Even though the visitors are in much greater need for points here, we have to go with the home win as the main betting option at 1.85.
Huracan vs Deportivo Lara: Bet Tips
Huracan to win @ 1.85 (17/20)
Huracan Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.20 (6/5).