Melgar vs Cuiaba
Date: 26 May 2022, Thursday
Kick-off at 23:15 UK / 00:15 CET
Venue: Estadio de la Universidad Nacional San Agustin (Arequipa).
Melgar host Cuiaba on the final day of Group B on Thursday evening at Estadio de la Universidad Nacional San Agustin.
The hosts need the rock-bottomed River Plate to perform a miracle away at Racing Club in the other game of the group to advance to the last 16 round with a win here.
Cuiaba, on the other side, have already lost all hopes after losing three of the initial five matches in Group B (including the shocking 1-2 home loss to Uruguayan Rive r Plate in the third round).
The hosts have been in a much better form so far in the season and they deservedly go into this tie as pretty big favorites.
You won’t frequently see the Peruvian side priced at the 1.55 to beat the Brazilian opposition, but this is just the case with this game and such odds are there for a reason.
Melgar are flying high with 10 wins in the inaugural 14 rounds of the season in Peruvian Primera Division.
They have won nine of the previous ten domestic league outings, including each of the previous five in the process.
On the other side we have Cuiaba who took no more than a couple of points from the previous four games in Brazilian Serie A.
The team led by Luis Fernando Iubel allowed six goals in the previous two away losses in the domestic league (4-1 at Santos and 2-1 at Sao Paulo).
They have won just one of the previous eight matches across competitions and that lone win has come against struggling River Plate (Uruguay) in Copa Sudamericana.
Melgar vs Cuiaba Head-to-head
- This will only be the second head to head games between Melgar and Cuiaba.
- The first one finished in Cuiaba’s 2-0 victory in early-April on Brazilian soil.
Melgar vs Cuiaba Prediction
Melgar are impeccable on the home turf this season. They have won all nine games in their own backyard in all competitions since the beginning of the year.
We will back them to make it ten on the spin here against non-motivated Brazilians at the 1.55 odds, while you can also get the 2.00 odds for Melgar to keep a clean sheet on Thursday night.
Melgar vs Cuiaba Betting Tips
Melgar to win @ 1.55 (11/20)
Melgar to keep a clean sheet @ 2.00 (1/1) odd.