San Lorenzo vs Deportes Temuco
Date: Friday, 27 July 2018
Kick-Off at 01:45 UK / 02:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Pedro Bidegain, Buenos Aires.
Deportes Temuco managed to advance into the second round in their debut season in Copa Sudamericana. They took advantage of the easier draw to go past Venezuelan Estudiantes Merida and set up the second round tie with Argentinian heavyweights San Lorenzo. Keeping the Copa Sudamericana dream alive will thus be a very tough task for the Chilean outfit Santo are massive favourites both on the night and over two legs.
The hosts kept back-to-back clean sheets in first round matches against Brazilian Atletico Mineiro in February and March. A goal from Gabriel Gudino made all the difference between the two teams in the most exciting of the opening round ties. The problem for Santo might lie in the fact that their domestic league won’t begin before mid-August as they’ve only played one competitive game since mid-May and the 2-0 loss to River Plate on the final Matchday of Argentinian Superliga.
San Lorenzo vs Deportes Temuco: Head-to-head
This will be the first ever head to head game between San Lorenzo and Deportes Temuco.
San Lorenzo vs Deportes Temuco: Prediction
Chilean Primera Division returned to action at the weekend as Deportes Temuco drew 1-1 at home to Antofagasta. Araucanos generally struggled a lot in the first part of the season and they’ll be desperate to fix things up in the upcoming period. Miguel Ponce’s men sit at the disappointing 13th position after 16 rounds of the competition in their domestic league.
San Lorenzo, on the other side, ended the previous Superliga campaign at the sky-high third place and will play Copa Libertadores football once again next year. The hosts should have plenty of room to create in the final third here given that Deportes Temuco conceded at least two goals in all of their last four travels across competitions.
Knowing that Santo won four on the bounce at home without conceding a single goal along the way, we just have to back the hosts to pick up a comprehensive victory and close the tie after the first leg.
San Lorenzo vs Deportes Temuco: Bet Tips
HT/FT San Lorenzo/San Lorenzo @ 1.83
San Lorenzo -1.5 handicap @ 2.15.