San Lorenzo vs Emelec
Date: Friday, 11th August 2017
Kick off at 01:45 UK/ 02:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Pedro Bidegain.
Both San Lorenzo and Emelec improved their record from the previous term of Copa Libertadores when they failed to pass the group stage of the competitions.
The draw got them together for the first time ever in the last 16 round of the competition this time and the Argentines are looking much better ahead of the rematch having claimed a narrow 0-1 win in the first leg in Guayaquil.
Los Santos came seventh in the previous term of the top flight of the Argentine football which is only enough to qualify the team for Copa Sudamericana in the next season.
Diego Aguirre’s men are certainly handicapped without any competitive games ever since the first leg with Emelec, but the Uruguayan manager can be satisfied with hos his side looked in friendlies.
Namely, San Lorenzo did not concede a single goal in each of three friendly games with Wanderers, Godoy Cruz and Penarol and they will generally come into the rematch against Emelec in high spirits.
The visitors, who came second in their respective group (behind River Plate) of Copa Libertadores, have just recently began their adventure sin the second phase of Ecuadorian Primera A Division.
Alfredo Arias’ side holds fourth position after four opening matches as it is interesting to note that each of their four outings saw the option of both teams scoring.
San Lorenzo vs Emelec: Head to head
The clash from early-July at Estadio Banco del Pacifico was the first ever meeting between the two sides.
Emelec controlled the pitch, but it was San Lorenzo’s Fernando Belluschi who made the difference netting the only goal of the game midway through the first half.
San Lorenzo vs Emelec: Prediction
The Ecuadorians can’t play defensive football and we expect them to push strong up front from the first minute of the game.
This should leave plenty of room for San Lorenzo’s killing counter attacks and w3e see the home win as the only logical betting option here.
San Lorenzo vs Emelec: Bet Tips
The top pick is San Lorenzo to win the match at the odds of 1.76 with Pinnacle.
San Lorenzo are priced at a hefty 2.10 odds to keep a clean sheet.