Atletico Tucuman vs Penarol
Copa Libertadores 2017, Group Stage
Date: Tuesday, 2nd May 2017
Kick-off at 23:30 UK / 0:30 CET
Monumental Jose Fierro, San Miguel de Tucuman.
Atletico Tucuman must win to stay in the knockout qualification when they host Uruguay outfit Penarol on the match-day five.
Tucuman are 3rd in the standings after managing a win and a draw from their four matches so far. They lost both their away matches so far, while points were picked at home.
Their Argentine club were thoroughly disappointing in recent weeks as they lost 3 of their last four league matches.
This is an evidence of the fact that their only chance of staying in the competition depends on the home results. They held a strong Palmeiras to a 1-1 draw here before a straight forward 2-1 win against Bolivian side Jorge Wilstermann.
Penarol are at the bottom of the group with a lone win picked up at home in the reverse leg against their match-day 5 opponent Atletico Tucuman. They lost their remaining 3 matches, which means another defeat here will end their chances of progressing further in the competition.
Expect the 2-1 win against Tucuman on March, Penarol conceded 3 or more goals in their 3 defeats. They conceded 6 alone in the visit to Wilstermann on match-day 1.
However, Penarol are unbeaten in their domestic league after picking 6 wins and 7 draws in their 13 matches so far.
Atletico Tucuman vs Penarol: Head-to-head
The reverse leg on 17th March 2017 is the lone competitive meeting between the two sides. Penarol were a goal behind before two quick strikes earned a 2-1 win in front of their home crowd.
Atletico Tucuman vs Penarol: Prediction
Tucuman must be considered as a strong home team. They are unbeaten in the four Copa Libertadores matches since the qualifying rounds.
Meanwhile, Penarol had won only once in their last 14 away matches in the competition, drew 4 and lost 9.
Coupled this with the poor defending from Penarol in this season’s competition, this match could end in nothing but than a win for the Argentine.
Atletico Tucuman vs Penarol: Bet Tips
FT – Tucuman to win at 1.65
Over 2.5 goals at 2.00.