Medellin vs Melgar – Copa Libertadores
Friday 21st April 01:00, Atanasio Girardot
Match Preview and Betting Tips
Bottom side Medellin are still searching for their first win in Group 3 of the Copa Libertadores, and the Colombian hosts have a great chance of achieving that goal as they take on Peru’s Melgar who sit second from bottom.
So far both sides have suffered defeat at the hand of River Plate, but Melgar picked up a win against Emelec whilst Medellin lost against the Ecuadorians.
Both sides are going well domestically and could be inline to win their respective league titles, but each must improve their continental club competition form and 3 points on Friday would go a long way to doing that.
The hosts simply must win tomorrow if they are to have any realistic chance of progression from the group stage, and if River Plate do as expected and beat Emelec then a win would take Medellin level on 3 points with Melgar and Emelec.
This game feels like its going to be very tight and tense as each team will know how important it is not to lose this game, with a point being a decent result for the Peruvian visitors.
I’ve decided to back the Colombian hosts to take all 3 points tomorrow, but for under 2.5 goals to be scored in the process.That means a clean sheet and a much needed win for Medellin, with the most likely scoreline to be a narrow 1-0 win.
Medellin | LLWLLW
Melgar | DDWDWL
Medellin vs Melgar Stats
These two sides have never met before, but Medellin have faced opposition from this country once before.
Back in 1994 Universitario de Deportes played Medellin home and away, and on each occasion the home side picked up all 3 points. First Medellin won 2-0 in their backyard and Universitario then won the reverse fixture 2-1 in Peru.
That just adds weight to my prediction of a narrow home win tomorrow, and god knows Medellin need the points if their Copa Libertadores journey is to continue.
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