Penarol vs Deportivo Cali
CONMEBOL Copa Sudamericana
Date: Wednesday, 29 May 2019
Kick-Off 23:15 UK / 00:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Campeon del Siglo (Montevideo).
It’s all still wide open between Penarol and Deportivo Cali coming into the reverse fixture of their second round of Copa Sudamericana on Wednesday evening at Estadio Campeon del Siglo. Substitute Carlos Rodriguez saved the Colombian outfit with a last-gasp 90th-minute equalizer seven days ago in Palmira. Cali do head into this as pretty clear underdogs, but one should not underestimate the team which made the top-eight in the Apertura campaign of the new season in the elite class of Colombian football.
Deportivo Cali showed strength in a shocking 1-3 victory over domestic heavyweights Atletico Nacional in their previous away fixture ten days ago. They are still unbeaten on travels in Quandrangular (where Colombian top eight teams play each other in the battle for the Apertura trophy) and they could be a tough nut to crack for the current Uruguayan Primera Division leaders.
Penarol vs Deportivo Cali: Head-to-head
These two sides have a history as this is going to be their eighth head to head encounter.
Deportivo Cali lead the tie by one win (three wins to Penarol’s two).
Both teams scored in three of past four head to head affairs.
As mentioned above, the first leg played last week ended in a 1-1 draw.
Penarol vs Deportivo Cali: Prediction
Penarol are enjoying their time under Diego Lopez this season. They are six points clear at the top of the Uruguayan Primera Division after 14 rounds. They have a strong record of 9 wins, 4 draws and just 1 defeat in the process.
Aside from this, Manyas enjoyed a strong Copa Libertadores campaign this season, but were unlucky to drop down to third place after last round’s goalless draw with Brazilian heavyweights Flamengo. Manyas are undefeated in last 18 home outings in all competitions which is why we have to see them as favourites here against Cali. However, since each of last four matches Penarol played saw goals scored at both ends, and since La Amenaza Verde revealed their attacking potential in recent travels, the value is strong with the both teams to score bet at the odds of 2.20.
Penarol vs Deportivo Cali: Bet Tips
Penarol to win @ 1.61 (8/13)
Both Teams To Score @ 2.20 (6/5).