Rosario Central vs Libertad
CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores
Date: Wednesday, 8 May 2019
Kick-Off 23:15 UK / 00:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Dr. Lisandro de la Torre (Rosario).
Libertad ruined the perfect record in this term of Copa Libertadores with a 0-2 home defeat to Gremio two weeks ago. The loss, however, had zero impact on team’s top-spot finish in Group H as Gumarelo have previously secured the first place after four successive wins in opening four matches of the campaign.
The team led by Argentinian manager Jose Antonio Chamot will have the chance to rebound from the mentioned loss against Gremio on Wednesday evening when they will close the group stage with the away fixture against rock-bottomed Rosario Central.
The hosts have nothing to play for either as they only claimed two points in five matches so far. They are five points shy of both Universidad Catolica and Gremio and can’t even challenge the third place and a spot in Copa Sudamericana.
Rosario Central vs Libertad: Head-to-head
These two likes did not have the opportunity to lock horns in the past.
This will only be their second ever head to head encounter.
The first one saw Libertad’s comprehensive 2-0 victory last month on the home patch.
Rosario Central vs Libertad: Prediction
The visitors should come into this as enormous favourites, but Chamot might give rest to some of his main stars and prepare them for weekend’s home clash with Sportivo Luqueno in Division Profesional.
Libertad hold the 3rd place in the elite class of Paraguayan football after 20 rounds. They saw off Sportivo San Luqueno 3-4 away from home last weekend.
Rosario held last year Copa Libertadores runners-up Boca Juniors to a goalless draw in last week’s Argentinian Super Cup final, They lost in on penalties, but it was an encouraging defensive performance from Diego Cocca’s men who were previously very easy to break down in Copa Libertadores.
We do not expect a beauty on Wednesday which is why the Under 2.5 goals FT is the way to go at the odds of 1.61.
Rosario Central vs Libertad: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.61 (8/13)
Draw at the half time @ 2.05 (21/20).