The Strongest vs Libertad
South America – Copa Libertadores
Date: Friday, 4 May 2018
Kick-Off at 01:30 UK
Venue: Estadio Hernando Siles (La Paz).
Libertad ended the perfect run of three straight wins by falling 2-0 away at Uruguayan Penarol last week. They are still three points clear at the top of the group standings, but with tis tough away clash at the high altitude of La Paz upcoming, things could get complicated for the Paraguayans.
The Strongest hold the rock-bottom of the ladder in spite of the fact they opened the competition with a comfortable 2-0 win at home over Penarol. Their only true slip-up actually came in the third round when they failed to take advantage of the home court losing 1-2 to Argentine Atletico Tucuman.
Obviously, the clash with Libertad will be their last chance of getting involved in the contest for one of top two spots in the group and they need a result here.
The Strongest vs Libertad: Head-to-head
These two sides met exactly one month ago for the first time veer,.
It was the second-round clash which saw Libertad snatching an expected and comprehensive 3-0 victory at Estadio Dr. Nicolas Leoz in Asuncion.
Rolando Baez opened the scoring just before the hour-mark, while the substitute Wilson Lleiva added two more later on.
The Strongest vs Libertad: Prediction
Cesar Farias’ men are on a poor sequence of results having lost six of last eight across competitions. Nevertheless, they rarely drop home points in Copa Libertadores where the team was on a run of 15 wins and 4 draws in 19 matches in the competition before the aforementioned loss to Atletico Tucuman.
On the other hand, Libertad took just one win in last seven games on the road in Copa Libertadores. Even through there are six points separating the two teams in the Group 3 ladder (in Libertad’s favour), we have to fancy the hosts here and back them to clinch the spoils at the odds of 1.66.
Braver punters can even try with the hosts to have the lead at the half time and win the match at the end at the odds of 2.66.
The Strongest vs Libertad: Bet Tips
The Strongest to win @ 1.66
HT/FT The Strongest/The Strongest @ 2.66