Independiente Medellin vs Deportivo Tachira
Copa Libertadores Qualifiers
Date: Tuesday, 5 February 2020
Kick-Off at 00:30 UK
Venue: Estadio Atanasio Girardot, Medellin
Even though they have ended the previous season just under the playoffs line, Independiente Medellin are still getting a chance to compete on the big scene. They were invited to Copa Libertadores qualifiers and the second round has paired this team with Deportivo Tachira from Venezuela.
The hosts are big favorites to advance to the next stage, currently being priced at 1.32 to win the first leg. Let’s take a look at the recent form and results of these two teams.
Interestingly, Deportivo Tachira were also 9th in Venezuelan Primera Division in 2019. The team had massive troubles to collect points away from home. For example, they have won only five out of possible 30 points on the road in divisional matches, losing 70% of games.
Stats in Copa Libertadores are also not looking good – zero wins in the last seven appearances. The last achieved victory was all the way back in 2016 against UNAM Pumas.
Independiente’s inconsistency has continued in this campaign too. They had a solid start in Primera A, beating Rionegro and drawing to Deportes Tolima. The first loss happened during the last weekend against Junior 0-1.
Independiente Medellin vs Deportivo Tachira: Head-to-head
This is going to be the first head to head match between these two teams in all competitions.
Independiente Medellin vs Deportivo Tachira: Prediction
Hosts are clear favorites not only to win the first leg, but also to easily dispatch Tachira with big goal difference. We will back their victory in -1.5 Asian Handicap for this clash as the primary bet at 1.80 odds.
Goals should also be a part of this clash in Colombia, so going for Over 2.5 FT is a decent alternative.
Independiente Medellin v Deportivo Tachira: Bet Tips
Home win in -1.5 AH @ 1.80
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.90.