Match Preview for San Lorenzo vs Atletico Paranaense
- Tournament: Copa Libertadores 2017
- Date: Wednesday, 15th March 2017
- Kick off at 22:30 UK/ 23:30 CET
- Venue: Estadio Pedro Bidegain.
San Lorenzo will be hoping to bounce back after an embarrassing 4-0 defeat in the opening match against Botafogo seven days ago.
The Argentine side will take on the second Brazilian rival in the group 4 of the competition on Wednesday evening at their Estadio Pedro Bidegain.
The hosts have been enjoying a decent campaign in the first part of Primera Division campaign. They sit in the second position after 15 rounds of the competition being three points away from Boca Juniors at the top of the standings.
The team’s top scorer Martin Cauteruccio left the team in the winter transfer window leaving Nicolas Blandi as the main predator for Diego Aguirre in the final third.
San Lorenzo opened the second part of the season in the top flight of Argentine football with the 2-1 victory over Belgrano on Saturday evening.
Atletico PR had to go through qualifications to secure the main draw of Copa Libertadores.
Paulo Autuori’s side went past Millonaros and Deportivo Capata before opening the group stage with a 2-2 draw against Universidad Catolica on the home court.
San Lorenzo vs Atletico Paranaense: Head to head
Interestingly, this will be the first even head to head meeting for the two sides.
San Lorenzo vs Atletico Paranaense: Prediction
The bookmakers favour the hosts pricing them at 7/10 to pick up three points. The hosts have the imperative to win the match after a catastrophe in the first round and we expect them to look for an early opener from the very first whistle.
San Lorenzo vs Atletico Paranaense: Bet Tips
The main betting prediction will be Over 2.5 goals at sky-high 13/10 odds.
We will alternatively back the hosts to pick up the victory at 7/10.