Libertad vs Atletico Tucuman: Preview and Predictions

Club Libertad vs Atletico Tucuman
Copa Libertadores
Date: Thursday, 17 May 2018
Kick-Off at 23:15 UK / 00:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Dr. Nicolas Leoz, Asuncion.

The top two sides of Group 3 are about to lock horns on Thursday evening at Estadio Dr. Nicolas Leoz in Asuncion. Libertad had an extraordinary campaign in this term of Copa Libertadores winning four of five matches so far and only a defeat by three or more goals would move them from the top of the standings.

On the other side, Atletico Tucuman need a point to be safe in the battle for the second place given they enter the final day with a three-point cushion and the identical goal difference with the third-placed Penarol. Knowing the Uruguayans are to play the rock-bottomed The Strongest, a loss here would likely get the Argentines out of the competition.

Libertad vs Atletico Tucuman: Head-to-head

Libertad stunned Atletico Tucuman in what was their first ever head to head tie back in mid-March.

Santiago Salcedo and Rodrigo Alborno notched goals for the Paraguayans who snatched a 0-2 victory at Estadio Monumental Presidente Jose Fierro.

Libertad vs Atletico Tucuman: Prediction

Both teams will come into the game high on confidence. The hosts are unbeaten in last five matches in all competitions, while Decano lost just one of last nine outings across competitions. Ricardo Zielinski can be satisfied with his team’s defensive line which allowed just one goal in last three Superliga matches.

Since the visitors need a point in order to qualify for the knockout stage, we don’t expect them to rush against the group leaders who can be very dangerous in the final third. The hosts bagged nine goals in last four matches and they notched ten in five Copa Libertadores ties so far.

The draw works out just fine for both sides and we’ll shoot for it at the odds of 2.50. We don’t expect goals in such circumstances, meaning the Under 2.5 goals FT should be a banker at 1.55.

Libertad vs Atletico Tucuman: Bet Tips

  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.55
  • Draw @ 2.50.