Match Preview for Independiente Palmeiras vs Jorge Wilstermann
- Tournament: Copa Libertadores 2017
- Date: Thursday, 16th March 2017
- Kick-Off: 00:45 UK / 01:45 CET
- Venue: Allianz Parque, Sao Paulo.
The Brazilian champions Palmeiras lock horns with Bolivian club Jorge Wilstermann in their second match of the 2017 Copa Libertadores Group stage.
Palmeiras were made to fight hard to earn a point in their first group match against Argentinian outfit Atlético Tucumán. The trip to Argentina was always a tricky one with Tucuman being one of the difficult home sides in the continent. Coming back to home for the second fixture, the Brazilians will be keen to grab three points.
We saw Palmeiras easing to a 3-0 win at home on the weekend against their city rivals Sao Paulo. This helped them maintain a 100%-win record at home this season from the 4 matches played so far. Carrying over from the last season, Palmeiras are unbeaten in their last 16 home matches with wins in 12 of them.
Jorge Wilstermann made an exciting start to their Copa Libertadores campaign in their return to the competition after a 6-year absence. They thrashed Uruguay based outfit Penarol by a 6-2 margin at home.
However, Wilstermann’s overall form leading to their trip to Brazil is way too disappointing. They are having tough times in Bolivian league and occupy a moderate 6th place in the table. With 7 matches into the domestic league, they manged just 8 points. Also, the win against Penarol is their only win in 5 matches in all competitions.
Palmeiras vs Jorge Wilstermann: Head-to-head
The teams haven’t met in a competitive match in last three decades.
Palmeiras vs Jorge Wilstermann: Prediction
Palmeiras are coming on the back of some fine form. Their record at home is particularly impressive. Also, they have a superior squad than their Bolivian opponents with plenty of quality in all departments. There is no doubt that Jorge Wilstermann are huge underdogs here and they must do well to avoid a battering from the in-form Brazilians.
Palmeiras vs Jorge Wilstermann: Bet Tips
HT/FT – Palmeiras at 1.53
Over 2.5 match goals at 1.60.