Real Garcilaso vs Estudiantes
Competition: Copa Libertadores
Date: 2 May 2018
Kick-off: 00:15 CET
The table of the group “says” that Real Garcilaso are well in with a chance to finish in the top 2, being on four points from as many matches, level with Estudiantes, and just one point behind second-placed Real Garcilaso. Remember though, if they finish level on points with Nacional, they are the ones with the disadvantage, and they have already lost 3-0 at Estudiantes. Plus, on the last day of the group stage, they are visiting Santos, the group leaders and undoubtedly the group’s best team. Last weekend, Real Garcilaso lost their third game in a row, this time at Deportivo Binacional, 3-1. They conceded 10 goals in these last three matches, and scored just one. In other words, they are going through a rough patch. What they count on, is their home strength. They have already beaten Santos at home, and that game is what serves as an example to them ahead of this massive clash with Estudiantes.
Unlike Real Garcilaso, Estudiantes didn’t play last weekend, so they had a whole week to prepare themselves for this massive game in Peru. Their 2-0 defeat at Santos last week left them third in the group. They still depend on themselves, but… a little help from Santos would be welcome. Two wins in their last two games (in Peru, and at home versus Nacional), get them into the last 16 of the competition. Actually, even a simple draw in Peru, will be a great result, because it will mean that regardless of what happens in the Nacional vs Santos game, a 1-0 win over Nacional in Argentina on the last day of the group stage will be enough for them to qualify. It’s in case of a defeat in Peru that they will… need Santos’ “help”, so that the gap between them and Nacional stays up to three points, not bigger than that. Left winger Andrés Escobar got sent-off in added time last week at Santos, and is unavailable.
Previous five matches:
Deportivo Binacional vs Real Garcilaso 3-1
Nacional Montevideo vs Real Garcilaso 4-0
Real Garcilaso vs Sport Huancayo 0-3
Union Comercio vs Real Garcilaso 2-2
Real Garcilaso vs Academia Cantolao 1-0
Santos vs Estudiantes 2-0
Estudiantes vs Belgrano 0-1
Patronato vs Estudiantes 0-1
Estudiantes vs Chacarita Juniors 0-2
Estudiantes vs Santos 0-1
Real Garcilaso’s next game is at Sport Huancayo, on May 20 (Peru championship). Estudiantes are hosting Racing Club on Sunday (Argentina Superliga).
Real Garcilaso vs Estudiantes: Head to head Stats
Real Garcilaso have never hosted Estudiantes before.
Real Garcilaso vs Estudiantes: Prediction
Estudiantes had more than enough time to get ready for this game, tactically and mentally. I am not underestimating Cuzco’s altitude, but, for example, Nacional have already earned a draw there, and I don’t see why Estudiantes as well can’t do that.
Real Garcilaso vs Estudiantes: Betting Tips
Estudiantes’ double chance is at 1.70, and that’s my main tip. Their win in “draw no bet” is at 2.37.
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