Millonarios vs Independiente: Preview and Predictions

Millonarios vs Independiente
Copa Libertadores
Date: Friday, 18 May 2018
Kick-Off at 01:30 UK / 02:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Nemesio Camacho El Campin, Bogota.

Group 7 is about to bring drama in the final two rounds given that all four sides are still in a genuine contest for the top-two finish and the knockout stage of the competition. Millonarios sit at the bottom with four points in four games so far, but a win here would move them above Independiente who stand second ahead of the Matchday No 5 clash.

Neither of the two sides has done particularly well in domestic affairs. The hosts hold the disappointing 9th place after 19 rounds of play in Primera A, while El Rojo have been somewhat better so far, sitting 6th in the Superliga ladder.

Millonarios vs Independiente: Head-to-head

Independiente came on top in the first ever head to head encounter between the two sides.

The match took place two months ago at Estadio Libertadores de America and the attacking midfielder Martin Benitez was the man who made the difference scoring the only goal of the game.

Millonarios vs Independiente: Prediction

The Colombians obviously have huge issues with the lack of creativity in the final third against tougher rivals. They failed to score in two of four group stage matches so far, but destroyed the likes of Deportivo Lara in the last home game in the competition. Ayron del Valle was particularly inspired back then when he notched a hat-trick in a demolishing 4-0 victory for Millos over Venezuelan rivals.

The hosts will hardly be in position to repeat such display against Independiente who are among main favourites to go all the way in this term of Copa Libertadores. El Rojo confirmed the quality at the start of the month when they defeated Corinthians 1-2 on the road to jump on to the second place in the group standings after a rather poor kick off to the campaign.

In all, with a huge prize to aim for, we can juts hardly see any of two managers risking it out with an attacking-minded formation here. The main bet will thus be Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.57, while braver tipsters can chase the draw at the odds of 2.90.

Millonarios vs Independiente: Bet Tips

  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.57
  • Draw @ 2.90.