Independiente vs Deportivo Lara Preview and Predictions

Independiente vs Deportivo Lara
Copa Libertadores
Date: Friday, 25 May 2018
Kick-Off at 01:30 UK
Venue: Estadio Libertadores de America (Avellaneda).

Independiente are searching for the progress to the eight finals in the clash against Deportivo Lara.

Home side is sitting on the 2nd place in their group, but they still haven’t secured the place in the elimination round. They are one point ahead of their rivals and they have the chance to remain in the competition with a win in front of the home crowd. The hosts have been involved in tight clashes and although their defence was doing a good job, their attackers had troubles in front of the oppositions’ goal. Leandro Fernandez and the lads need to improve in the front if they want to remain competitive in Copa Libertadores.

Deportivo Lara are one of the most pleasant surprises in this edition of Copa Libertadores as they are still in the game for the 2nd place in the group. They’ve celebrated two victories but Leonardo Gonzalez’s side allowed too many goals. They suffered a heavy 7-2 defeat against Corinthians in the latest round and now they need to search for the win if they want to qualify for the knockout round.

Independiente vs Deportivo Lara: Head-to-head

Only one match was contested between these two sides and Deportivo Lara managed to secure a narrow 1-0 win at their ground.

Independiente vs Deportivo Lara: Prediction

Independiente are strong favourites at their pitch and they shouldn’t allow any surprises in this one. If they want to be the masters of their destiny, they need to win all three points in this one.

The hosts are defending their net very successfully and since Deportivo Lara have troubles in converting their chances into goals, the hosts might keep the clean sheet in this one. Away side failed to score in their last two away clashes this season.

Independiente vs Deportivo Lara: Bet Tips

  • HT/FT – 1/1 @ 1.68
  • Independiente -1.75 Asian HC @ 1.80 odd.