Ponte Preta vs Sol de America
Date: Thursday, 29th June 2017
Kick off at 23:15 UK/ 00:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Moises Lucarelli.
Sol de America are hoping to build on the impressive displays in the first round of Copa Sudamericana when they demolished Venezuelan Estudiantes Caracas 10-3 on aggregate.
The team led by Fernando Ortiz will have a much tougher task to repeat such performances in the second round when they are about to take on Brazilian Ponte Preta.
The first leg is scheduled for Thursday evening at Estadio Moises Lucarelli.
Macaquinha are among the main contenders for going all the way in this term of the second strongest continental competition in South America.
The team won’t however enter the match in high spirits after suffering a 1-2 defeat to Palmeiras at the weekend. The defeat sees the hosts dropping down to 11th position in Serie A standings after ten rounds of the competition.
The good news for Gilson Kleina is the form of his best player Lzcca who bagged a goal in each of the team’s last two games to take his tally to seven goals in ten Serie A outings. Lucca is our main option for the anytime goalscorer pick at the 5/4 odds.
Sol de America
The visitors have not been enjoying a better shape of their own since they are on a run of four consecutive draws in the top flight of the Paraguayan football.
The main threat for Ponte Preta’s goal in the following two games will come in the likes of Isaac Diaz and Martin Gimenez who notched the total of nine goals each so far in Division Profesional and Copa Sudamericana.
Ponte Preta vs Sol de America: Head to head
The two sides have never previously had the chance to meet each other.
Ponte Preta vs Sol de America: Prediction
Ponte Preta are favourites to advance to the next round over two legs. We expect Kleina’s men to finish most of the job in the first leg on the home patch where they claimed four straight wins in Serie A before the mentioned loss to Palmeiras.
Ponte Preta vs Sol de America: Betting Tips
The main getting pick will be Ponte Preta to win the match at the odds of 1.67 odds by Bet365.
Lucca is priced at 2.25 to score anytime.