Santos vs Estudiantes
South America – Copa Libertadores
Date: Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Kick-Off at 01:30 UK
Venue: Estadio Urbano Caldeira (Santos).
Santos mad a massive step towards the knockout stage of the competition when they dispatched Estudiantes 0-1 on the road earlier this month. Peixe thus took over the Argentine rivals at the top of the Group 6 standings and they have the chance to capitalize on this win in the reverse fixture with Los Pincharratas.
Peixe started the new Serie A season with an expected 2-0 victory over the league’s newcomers Ceara 2-0 at Estadio Urbano Caldeira. Rodrygo was particularly inspired in the mentioned fixture, continuing his fine form as is one of team’s three scorers in Copa Libertadores’ opening three rounds. The Brazilian forward managed to find the back of the net in the 1-2 win over Palmeiras in Campenato Paulista semifinals.
Stopping Rodrygo will thus be the key to success for the team led by Lucas Bernardo. Apart from such defensive task, the Argentine manager will be desperate to see his troops improving their performances at the other end. Los Pincharratas were struggling for goals lately having failed to find the net in three of last four games in all competitions.
Santos vs Estudiantes: Head-to-head
Estudiantes and Santos met each other for the first time ever when they clashed in the third round of this term’s Copa Libertadores.
As mentioned above, Santos took a narrow 0-1 victory thanks to a goal from Arthur Gomes, but the Argentines were the ones who dominated the pitch throughput the 90 minutes of play.
Santos vs Estudiantes: Prediction
Estudiantes played very tight in the last set of fixtures as they’ve scored just one in last four games across competitions. Given the defensive line is a much stronger part of the team; we would not be surprised to see another low-scoring contest on Tuesday evening. Los Pincharratas shipped just one goal in three games in Copa Libertadores so far. Knowing that none of two games Santos played at the start of the new Serie A season saw three or more goals, we just have to take the Under 2.5 goals FT bet at the odds of 1.55 here.
Alternatively, the value is with the draw at 3.30 as we feel it will be very hard to make the difference for each of the teams. We would actually not be surprised to see a goalless draw. You can back it at 7.50 odds.
Santos vs Estudiantes: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.55
Draw @ 3.30