Racing Club vs Vasco da Gama
South America – Copa Libertadores
Date: Thursday, 19 April 2018
Kick-Off at 23:15 UK
Venue: Estadio Presidente Juan Domingo Peron (Buenos Aires).
Vasco da Gama are yet to score a goal in this term of Cop Libertadores. They took only a single point in the opening two rounds in Group 5 and they are desperate for a result here against Racing Club. Nonetheless, the head coach Ze Ricardo does not have any reasons for optimism ahead of the trip to Avellaneda given that his men are about to lock horns with the group leaders who have been enjoying a stellar form so far in the competition.
La Academia bagged as many as four goals in the thumping of Cruzeiro on the opening day and they avoided a defeat away at the second-placed Universidad Chile (1-1 draw). A win here would almost book the knockout stage for Eduardo Coudet’s men.
The visitors will have to keep an eye on Lautaro Martinez who is enjoying the best season of his life. He bagged a hat-trick in the mentioned drubbing of Cruzeiro in the first round and he added 10 goals in 17 league appearances for Racing Club so far. Such impressive displays earned him the call-up for the national side in friendlies with Italy and Spain.
Racing Club vs Vasco da Gama: Head-to-head
The two sides did not have the chance to take on each other before.
Racing Club vs Vasco da Gama: Prediction
Cruzmaltino opened the new campaign in Serie A in a victorious fashion, defeating Atletico Mineiro 2-1 at home thanks to a last-gasp comeback. Wagner and Yago Picachu bagged goals in the dying minutes of the game to grant Ze Ricardo’s men a huge victory at the start of the domestic league.
Racing are winless in last four games across competitions amid a tough schedule. They were super prolific in the final third in matches on the home patch so far in the season. La Academia bagged three or more goals in four of five wins before the loss to River Plate in the previous outing at Estadio Presidente Juan Domingo Peron.
Based on everything written above, the home win should really be a banker bet and we’ll take it with high stakes at the 1.60 odds. You can alternatively back the hosts to net two or more goals in the match at the odds of 1.85.
Racing Club vs Vasco da Gama: Bet Tips
Racing Club to win @ 1.60
Racing Club Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.90