Independiente Medellin vs Sol de America: Preview and Predictions

Independiente Medellin vs Sol de America
Copa Sudamericana
Date: Friday, 11 May 2018
Kick-Off at 01:45 UK / 02:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Atanasio Girardot, Medellin.

Independiente Medellin will have a very tricky task to overcome the two-goal deficit and advance into the Copa Sudamericana second round past Paraguayan Sol de America. The Colombians, who were the favourites to go through before the first leg, are thus facing the second straight opening round exit in the competition after they suffered two losses to Racing Club (Argentina) in the previous term.

The Spanish manager Ismael Recalvo has reasons for optimism ahead of the reverse fixture in Medellin given as El Rojo Paisa clinched four consecutive domestic league wins before last weekend’s loss to Envigado. Moving forward, Estadio Atanasio Girardot was a true fortress over the last couple of months since Independiente won five and drew one of last six home matches in Primera A.

Independiente Medellin vs Sol de America: Head-to-head

The first leg clash, played in mid-April last year, saw the Paraguayan side snatch a perfect result ahead of the rematch.

Pablo Zeballos was the man who stole the show as he notched both of team’s goals.

Ironically, Independiente were the better side on the pitch throughout the 90 minutes of ply and they definitely deserved a much better scoreline ahead of the reverse fixture in Colombia.

Independiente Medellin vs Sol de America: Prediction

The tie is by no means closed and we truly believe the hosts have what it takes to annul the first leg deficit and secure the second round past Sol de America. Independiente were thriving in the final third in the most recent home fixtures in Primera A and we expect them to bag at least two goals with ease in the rematch on the home patch. You can back this scenario at the 1.66 odds.

Los Danzarines will come into the game low on confidence the run of three straight losses in Division Profesional. They bagged just one goal along the way, meaning Independiente to keep a clean sheet could be a decent alternative bet at 1.80. You can obviously also try with the hosts to win by two or more goals difference at the odds of 2.30.

Independiente Medellin vs Sol de America: Bet Tips

Independiente Medellin -1.5 handicap @ 2.30

Independiente Medellin to keep a clean sheet @ 1.80.