Independiente vs Deportes Iquique
Date: Thursday, 13th July 2017
Kick off at 01:45 UK/ 02:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Libertadores de America.
Deportes Iquique failed to secure one of the top two positions in Copa Libertadores’ group stage in spite of winning three of their last four games in the most elite football competition in South America.
The Chileans were thus moved to the second round of Copa Sudamericana where they will have a very tough task to go past Argentine Independiente.
The first leg is set to be played on Wednesday evening at Estadio Libertadores de America.
Independiente have been enjoying a decent run in the second part of the season as they lost only a single of their last 22 matches in all competitions (to Boca Juniors on the road).
Ariel Holan’s men came sixth at the end of the domestic league having secured a new Copa Sudamericana campaign in the next season.
El Rojo showed rock-solid defense in the first round of Copa Sudamericana when they kept two clean sheets against Peruvian Alianza Lima.
The visitors will be severely handicapped as they played their last competitive match in mid-May when Chilean Clausura season came to an end.
Jaime Vera’s men came sixth at the end of the competition and they did not score a single goal in last three of their fixtures in all competitions.
Independiente vs Deportes Iquique: Head to head
The two teams have not previously played each other.
Independiente vs Deportes Iquique: Prediction
Independiente’s players should be in a much stronger competitive form, the quality is on their side and they will have the home court advantage this Wednesday.
We thus have no other option but to back the Argentines to claim a comprehensive win and gain a decent advantage ahead of the rematch at Estadio Cavancha.
Independiente vs Deportes Iquique: Bet Tips
The top betting pick will be Independiente to win to nil at the odds of 1.95 odds.
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