Atletico Tucuman vs Atletico Penarol
Copa Libertadores Group Stage.
Date: Wednesday, 2nd May 2018
Kick-off at 23:15 UK/ 00:15 CET Thursday
Venue: Estadio Monumental Jose Fierro (Tucuman).
Atletico Tucumán are in the second consecutive season in Copa Libertadores and they are known for strong displays at their own backyard. This season has been difference since they lost at home to Libertad Asuncion on matchday 1. The second was an away defeat at Penarol which put them in a difficult position to qualify for the knockouts. Yet, back to back wins against the Strongest pulled them back into the contest.
On the other hand, Atletico Penarol started with an away defeat at the Strongest. However, this is not a surprise since they have the worst possible away record in the South American competitions. Their last road win in the competition is dated back to the beginning of 2013 and lost 10 of the 13 since.
However, Penarol are a smart enough side that make use of their home fixtures. They already bagged wins against Libertad Asuncion and Tucuman by clear 2 goals margins and are second in the standings.
Yet, Tucuman are level on 6 points with Penarol. Therefore, this is a six-pointer to qualify for the knockouts. A draw is good for Penarol since they sit at home to Strongest in the final group game. But Tucuman have to take the long trip to group leaders Asuncion.
Atletico Tucuman vs Penarol: Head-to-head
The teams met in last season’s group stage as well and Tucuman lost the away leg at Penarol 2-1 before winning by same score at home.
So, Penarol lead the h2h with 2 wins to 1 loss after the 3-1 win this season. And all their three meetings saw both teams scoring and over 2.5 goals.
Atletico Tucuman vs Penarol: Prediction
Home advantage is playing a huge role in this season’s Copa Libertadores and many seasoned campaigners found the going tough against smaller teams. Therefore, we have little doubts on who is going to win this game, especially when the visiting side is one of the worst travelers in the continent,
Atletico Tucuman vs Penarol: Bet Tips
FT – Tucuman to win @ 2.33 at 1xBet
BTTS & Over 2.5 goals @ 2.70 odd with 10Bet.