Sporting Cristal vs Union Espanola
CONMEBOL Copa Sudamericana
Date: Wednesday, 29 May 2019
Kick-Off 01:30 UK / 02:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Nacional de Lima (Lima).
Sporting Cristal picked a golden result from the first leg of their Copa Sudamericana tie with Union Espanola. Peruvians made the reverse fixture a formality with a surprisingly demolishing 0-3 victory seven days ago in Santiago de Chile.
Maintaining such massive advantage should not be too big of a task for the Peruvian outfit. They generally enjoyed a strong from in front of the home crowd this season.
Los Cerveceros won ten, drew two and lost two of past 14 home outings in all competitions. They were almost impeccable in their own backyard so far in the season in the elite tier of the Peruvian football as well.
Claudio Vivas’ troops won six, drew one and lost just one of eight home games in this term of Primera Division. They’ve bagged an impressive 18-goal tally in the process.
Given they notched three goals past Union Espanola in the first leg played last week on the Chilean soil, we can only expect another high-scoring scenario when these two likes come across each other.
Sporting Cristal vs Union Espanola: Head-to-head
This will only be the second ever head to head encounter between the two sides.
Midfielder Cristian Ortiz was Sporting’s hero seven days ago when his brace inspired the aforementioned 0-3 victory.
Sporting Cristal vs Union Espanola: Prediction
Los Cerveceros were no strangers to high-scoring games of late. They bagged at least two goals in four of last five home outings in all competitions. The streak includes a 2-3 loss to mid-table Melgar at the weekend.
Union Espanola will thus fancy their chances of at least grabbing a result here and fixing the impression in the second leg. They are having a decent campaign in the elite tier of Chilean football where La Furia Roja sit third after 13 rounds of the competition.
The visitors will likely try and find an early opener to try and gain the slimmest of hopes at least. Knowing about Sporting’s playing style, backing goals is the best way to go here.
Sporting Cristal vs Union Espanola: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 2.40 (7/5)
Both Teams To Score @ 2.00 (Evens).