Racing vs Independiente Medellin
Date: Friday, 30th June 2017
Kick off at 01:45 UK/ 02:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Juan Domingo Peron (Avellaneda).
Racing Club had a decent run in the just commenced Argentina Primera Division and finished fifth in the overall standings. This is achieved through a late surge when they picked 4 wins and a draw from five matches.
In the last round of Copa Sudamericana, Racing were below par in the 2-1 scrappy win against Aguillas from Colombia. However, their current form suggest that, their approach will be different when they take field against Independiente Medellin on Thursday.
Independiente Medellin had a disastrous run in the Copa Libertadores. They finished third in the group and qualified for the Copa Sudamericana. This is only their third appearance at this competition, the best of which came in 2016 by reaching quarter finals.
Form-wise, Medellin are on a confident run and picked up 4 wins from their last five matches in all competitions. However, a 4-1 away loss to Deportivo Cali at the start of June cannot be ignored.
Racing vs Independiente Medellin: Head-to-head
This will be the first h2h meeting between Racing Club and Independiente Medellin.
Racing vs Independiente Medellin: Prediction
Both teams are on a excellent run of form and therefore confidence will be high on both camps. However, Racing can boast of a superior squad with Argentina Primera Division a couple of levels higher than the Colombian Categoria Primera A.
Arguably, Racing are one of the better home sides in Argentina, having lost just 1 of their 15 matches this season. One must expect them to carry over the form to the continental competition. Therefore, a home win looks like a banker bet for this Copa Sudamericana tie.
Racing vs Independiente Medellin: Betting Tips
Racing to win at 1.60 by Betway.
Under 2.5 goals at 1.73 by Betway.