Independiente vs Santos FC
Date: Thursday, 22 July 2021
Kick-off at 23:15 UK
Venue: Estadio Libertadores de America (Avellaneda).
Expect the second leg of the Copa Sudamericana clash at Estadio Libertadores de America to have a slow start as their first leg didn’t have too much action in full-time. Independiente will play host at Argentina to the Brazilian contingents Santos FC on Thursday for the ticket to the quarter-finals in the tournament.
Their first leg fixture produced just one goal in total and it stood as the difference between the two sides as they inch closer to the next round. Kaio Jorge of Santos scored the winning goal in the clash at the 69th minute leaving the first half goalless.
The host has failed to win in any of their recent three fixtures in the schedule with two defeats in it. Their previous encounter was at home with Argentinos Juniors which ended in a goalless draw in Argentina Liga Profesional.
In the meantime, the visitor has three winless games in their last five attempts, including the 2-2 draw on the road with Bragantino last time out in the Brazil Serie A.
Independiente vs Santos FC Head-to-head (h2h)
Both teams have a win each in their three meetings.
Their previous encounter gave a 1-0 home win for Santos.
Independiente vs Santos FC Prediction
Independiente hasn’t been at their best at home in recent matches. The host has been winless in three of their recent five attempts at this venue. They have failed to score in all those three fixtures.
On the contrary, Santos FC has been involved in quite a few high-scoring affairs on the road. Despite a winless streak in the last five outings with two draws in it, they have failed to score only twice in it.
Since the away team has a one-goal lead, even a draw will see them through to the next round.
Independiente vs Santos FC Betting tips
Over 1.5 goals @ 1.44 (4/9).
Double chance: Draw or Santos FC @ 1.66 (4/6).