Racing Club vs Universidad de Chile
South America – Copa Libertadores
Date: Thursday, 3 May 2018
Kick-Off at 23:15 UK
Venue: Estadio Presidente Juan Domingo Peron (Avellaneda).
Universidad Chile started the campaign with a huge 0-1 win over Vasco da Gama on the Brazilian soil. Nothing suggested such a dreadful scenario for them later on as the team managed to win only two points in three following games.
Furthermore, the Chilean outfit suffered a true disaster falling 7-0 away at Cruzeiro seven days ago, significantly halting their push for the knockout stage of the competition. They now sit third with an imperative of a result on Thursday when they travel to Avellaneda to take on group leaders Racing Club in the fifth round of the competition.
Racing are three point sclera at the top and a win here would book them the place in the last 16 round. They have notched an impressive 10-goač tally so far in the campaign and they will come into this clash as massive favourites based on what we could have seen so far.
Racing Club vs Universidad de Chile: Head-to-head
The two sides locked horns for the first time in history a month ago when they shared spoils in a 1-1 draw at Estadio Nacional Julio Martinez.
David Pizarro pushed Chilean ahead just ten minutes in the game, but Alejandro Donatti came up with the quick equalizer 13 minutes later to save a point for Racing Club in the second round match.
Racing Club vs Universidad de Chile: Prediction
Universidad Chile’s form is still looking at a major slump as the team lost four and drew one of last five games in all competitions. Their defensive line pr5oved out to be super vulnerable allowing as many as 15 goals in three consecutive losses.
This will be the music to the eras of Lautaro Martinez who has already notched 5 goals in four games in Copa Libertadores so far. He was on target in each of last three games for La Academia and he should definitely have plenty of room to keep such an amazing spell of form going past the horrific defense of Universidad Chile’s. The home win should be a genuine banker at the 1.44 odds, while we will also try with Racing winning by two or more goals at 2.35.
Racing Club vs Universidad de Chile: Bet Tips
Racing Club to win @ 1.44
Racing Club -1.5 handicap @2.35