Delfin vs Bolívar – Copa Libertadores: Ecuadorian football is superior to Bolivian football, in general
The home side plays at home, on sea level, against a team from the mountain. There are no more reasons to trust Delfin. But football isn’t just that.
This is a Copa Libertadores’ match. Having experience on this kind of competition matters.
Delfin will make their Libertadores’ debut against Bolivar that will participate on this competition for the 32nd time. But that’s not all.
Delfín: Pedro Ortiz; Francisco Mera, Rodrigo Cabrera, Luis Cangá, Giovanny Nazareno; Luis Luna, Bruno Piñatares, Andrés Chicaiza, Iván González; Roberto Ordóñez and Carlos Garcés. Manager: Guillermo Sanguinetti.
Bolívar: Romel Quiñónez; Diego Bejarano, Luis Gutiérrez, Ronald Raldes, Enrique Flores; Leonel Justiniano, Moisés Villarroel, Martín Smedberg; Juan Miguel Callejón, Juan Carlos Arce and Marcos Riquelme. Manager: Vinícius Eutrópio.
Referee: Rodolfo Toski Marques, from Brazil.
Stadium: Jocay, in Manta, Ecuador’s seaside
Time and date: 00:45 on 29/02/2018 (London time)
25.02.2018 D1 Delfin SC 1-3 El Nacional Quito
18.02.2018 D1 SD Aucas 0-0 Delfin SC
02.02.2018 CF CS Emelec 3-1 Delfin SC
30.01.2018 CF Barcelona SC 1-2 Delfin SC
18.01.2018 CF CA Peñarol 2-0 Delfin SC
17.12.2017 D1PO Delfin SC 0-2 CS Emelec
25.02.2018 D1 Club Destroyers 2-2 Bolívar
18.02.2018 D1 The Strongest 2-0 Bolívar
08.02.2018 D1 Bolívar 5-1 Real Potosí
04.02.2018 D1 Universitario Sucre 0-1 Bolívar
28.01.2018 D1 Bolívar 5-1 Jorge Wilstermann
20.01.2018 CF CD San José 2-2 Bolívar
Experience might make the difference.
Bolívar is doing well in the Bolivian league. The team is in the lead of Group A with 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, only to the Strongest, on Bolivia’s biggest derby. The team comes into this match in full strength, not having any absences.
On the other hand, Delfin has been breaking down since the end of last season.
Fighting for the title, the team has only gotten 6 points on their last 5 matches of the Ecuadorian league, finishing in 4th place. In 2018, they aren’t doing well, getting a draw against Aucas and a loss at home to El Nacional.
The team has been struggling due to the departure of several important players: Marcos Cangá, that moved to Independiente del Valle, the Paraguayan who is a naturalized Ecuadorian Francisco Silva, that was sold to Emelec and the Venezuelan John Chancellor, that went to play in Russia.
Delfin vs Bolivar – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Weighting all of this, experience should play an important role, as well as the good moment of form and the better quality of the Bolivian side, against a team that will have the sole advantage of playing at home.
Therefore, my bet is for Bolivar not to lose this match.
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