Match Preview for Melgar vs Emelec
- Tournament: Copa Libertadores 2017
- Kick-Off: 22:30 UK, Tuesday, 14th March
- Venue: Estadio Monumental Virgen de Chapi.
Melgar and Emelec are set to start their Copa Libertadores campaign in the group stage on Tuesday evening.
The opening clash will have a huge importance for the teams who will realistically be underdogs in the group 3 with River Plate and Medellin.
Melgar have had a devastating campaign in the last term of Copa Libertadores losing each of the six matches in the group stage of the competitions.
The Peruvian champions will be hoping to gain at least some points this time. The home match with Ecuadorian Emelec is a perfect opportunity for something like that.
The hosts opened the Primera Division in a solid way as they hold the second position after seven matches extending the positive streak to 11 consecutive games without a defeat in the domestic competition.
Emelec have been fantastic at the back lately as they conceded a single goal in last five matches in Primera A competition.
The team led by Alfredo Arias will thus most likely part the bus against Emelec and wait for their opportunity from the counter attacks.
Melgar vs Emelec: Head to head
This will be the first ever head to head encounter between the two sides.
Melgar vs Emelec: Prediction
None of the two sides can afford a defeat at the start of the competition. This is why we expect the main happening to take place at the center of the park.
The main betting pick thus has to be Under 2.5 goals at the odds of 7/10.
Melgar vs Emelec: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Under 2.5 goals at 7/10.
You can also chase the draw at the half time at 11/10.