Winless in Group A after two rounds, Independiente will come into the game with just a point keeping them in hopes at least for the third spot. In the meantime, Universitario de Deportes is yet to open their account in the tournament after losing both their fixtures in the schedule.
The 1-1 draw in the opening clash with Defensa y Justicia saved them from falling at the bottom of the table in the group. It also opened a chance for the host to snatch the second spot on the table given Justicia suffers a defeat in the next match and the former takes all three points here.
On the other hand, Deportes came head-to-head against the top two teams in the group as it stands and was defeated by both. The away team has scored just two goals while conceding six in return. They will visit after a 3-0 loss on the road against Defensa y Justicia last time out in the Copa schedule. In the meantime, the host suffered a 5-0 defeat on the road against Palmeiras in the last Libertadores clash.
Independiente del Valle vs Universitario de Deportes Head-to-head (h2h)
The teams have not met before in recent years in any major competitions.
Independiente del Valle vs Universitario de Deportes Prediction
Independiente has their best shot at securing their first win in the campaign this term. The host enjoys the ground advantage in the middle and has a narrow one-point lead over the guest. In addition to that, the visitor will come in with the reputation of a punching bag for the other sides in the mix.
Deportes lost their last outing in the tournament by giving a clean sheet while conceding three goals in ninety minutes. Hence, the away team doesn’t pose a huge threat to the host.
The tip for Valle to win at both half-time and full-time will probably be a suitable option in the clash. Besides, there is no doubt that the match is sizing to be a high-scoring affair in full-time based on their current form.
Independiente del Valle vs Universitario de Deportes Betting tips
Over 2.5 goals in full-time @ 1.44 (4/9).
Half-time/Full-time: Independiente del Valle-Independiente del Valle @ 1.57 (4/7).
Match Info: Independiente del Valle vs Universitario de Deportes
Date: Wednesday, 5 May 2021
Kick-off at 23:00 UK/ 24:00 CET,
Venue: Estadio Olimpico Atahualpa (Quito).
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