Lanus vs The Strongest
Date: Tuesday, 8th August 2017
Kick-off at 23:15 UK
Venue: Estadio Nestor Diaz Perez (Lanus).
Lanus carry a slight advantage when they face The Strongest for the second leg of their Copa Libertadores Round of 16 tie.
Nicolas Pasquini put Lanus in front when the teams met a month ago in Bolivia. But the Strongest clawed back into the tie with second left on the clock through a Diego Bejarano goal.
Lanus haven’t played any competitive match since their last meeting. However, one can count on their strong home record in all competitions. They are unbeaten in the last 9 at the Nestor Diaz Perez winning 7 in a row.
Also, Lanus have a strong home record at the Copa Libertadores over the past few seasons. They lost just twice during the last 15, won 9 and drew 5. One of those defeats came against Chapecoense in the previous round of the competition, but the match was overturned in favour of Lanus as the Brazilians fielded an ineligible player.
The Strongest just kick started their domestic league campaign with mixed results. They suffered a 1-2 defeat against San Jose on matchday 1 before thrashing Sport Boys in the second match.
However, the Strongest do not have a strong away record at the Copa Libertadores. They managed just 1 win from the last 7 outings, drew and lost 3 each.
Lanus vs The Strongest: Head-to-head
The first leg clash is the lone meeting between the clubs so far.
Lanus vs The Strongest: Prediction
Lanus are more than capable of doing a professional job in front of their home fans. They are coming after a fruitful season in the Argentine Premier Divison and let in just 9 goals during the 15 matches at home. The Bolivians will find it hard to break down the well organized Lanus defense.
Lanus vs The Strongest: Bet Tips
FT – Lanus to win for 1.44 odds with Unibet.
Value is in backing Under 2.25 goals for 2.06 odds.