Junior FC vs Oriente Petrolero
South America – Copa Sudamericana
Date: Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Kick-off at 1:30 UK / 2:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez.
Round 5 of Copa Sudamericana in Group H is scheduled this Wednesday as the Junior FC of Colombia is set to host the rock bottomed Oriente Petrolero from Bolivia at Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez.
The Colombian side have 7 points in Group H and they remain at the second spot. They won twice while drawn and lost a game each. Junior FC lost their last group fixture in the hands of Fluminense by 1-2 and thereby ending their 3-game unbeaten run in Copa Sudamericana.
In Colombia Primera A – Apertura, Junior FC is at the 5th position on the table with 32 points from 20 matches. They come into this encounter after a 4-2 loss in the hands of Jaguares de Cordoba in the previous league fixture which was their second loss in a row.
On the other side, Oriente Petrolero is at the bottom of the group unable to secure a point even after playing 4 games. They lost all 4 games played and has conceded 11 goals in total while netting only twice overall. The visitors lost the previous group fixture by 0-2 against Union Santa Fe.
Oriente Petrolero is in the Bolivian Division Profesional Apertura with 22 points in hand after playing 15 games. They currently occupy the last spot for Quarter final Play Offs with a 4-point lead. The visitors lost their last league fixture by 1-2 to Santa Cruz after failing to block a 95th minute shot on target.
Junior FC vs Oriente Petrolero Head-to-head (h2h)
- They met 5 times of which Junior FC won on all those meetings.
- All of their 5 h2hs saw over 2.5 goals with scoring from both sides.
- Junior FC won the reverse fixture by 3-1 margin.
Junior FC vs Oriente Petrolero Prediction
Junior FC lost only once from their 13 home games played across various venues while winning 11 of them. They even won all of their last 5 h2h games in a row thus maintaining a remarkable record.
Meanwhile, Oriente Petrolero lost all 4 games played in Copa Sudamericana and has conceded 11 goals in total. They won only once from their last 7 away league fixtures across different competitions.
Considering the h2h dominance and home form, we feel that Junior FC will win this upcoming fixture against this pathetic visitors.
Junior FC vs Oriente Petrolero Betting tips
Junior FC to win & Over 2.5 goals @ 1.75 odds.
Over 2.5 goals for Junior FC @ 1.90 odds.