Independiente Medellin vs Racing Club
Date: Friday, 28th July 2017
Kick off at 01:45 UK/ 02:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Atanasio Girardot.
Racing Club bring a two-goal cushion to the rematch of their second round of Copa Sudamericana tie with Colombian Medellin.
The tie is, however, anything but over since El Rojo Paisa can be very dangerous in front of their fans and a potential 2-0 win at Estadion Atanasio Girardot would send them to the third round of the competition.
The hosts should be in a better competitive form since they have recently begun the Clausura campaign of Primera A league.
The team led by Juan Jose Pelaez has significantly improved their defensive displays ever since the 3-1 defeat to Racing at Estadio Presidente Juan Domingo Peron.
Medellin allowed no more than two goals in five following fixtures and they have won three and drawn two of their last five matches in front of their fans.
La Academia, on the other side, have not played a single competitive game since the Copa Sudamericana action.
The season in the top flight of the Argentine football ended exactly a month ago and Diego Cocca can be proud of the job he has done with Racing who are going to feature Copa Libertadores next year.
The team failed to find the back of the net in a friendly with another Copa Sudamericana outfit Defensa y Justicia last Thursday (0-1 defeat).
Medellin vs Racing Club: Head to head
The mentioned clash from late June was the lone previous head to head encounter between the two sides.
Miguel Angel Barbieri, Brian Fernandez and Marcos Acuna were on target in a 3.1 win for Racing, while Edison Toloza kept the Colombians in the tie by netting their lone goal on the evening.
Medellin vs Racing Club: Prediction
Medellin played the quarterfinal of the competition last year and they have the ambition of improving the Copa Suadamericana record in this season.
The Colombians have been very tough to break down lately and we would not be surprised to see them keep the clean sheet against the Argentine side.
Medellin vs Racing Club: Bet Tips
The first bet is Medellin to win the match at the 1/1 odds.
You can also try with Medellin to keep a clean sheet at 7/4.