Deportivo Táchira vs Santa Fe – Copa Libertadores: On the 2nd stage of the Libertadores qualifying stage Deportivo Táchira from Venezuela and Santa Fé from Colombia face off
On the 1st leg of the tie that will define which team will advance towards the 3rd and last round before the group stage.
With a great favouritism towards the side of the Colombians from Santa Fé and due to a very busy schedule at the start of the season for Táchira, we can take advantage of the good odds offered for the visitors to win here,
Playing their 4th match in a period of 10 days, Deportivo Táchira will have a tough task in this match, which is to get a good result against a strong and historical team that is coming off a good year of 2017,
while overcoming the difficulties of a busy schedule that will force them to play for the 4th time since January 22nd.
On the first 3 matches, the team has gotten 3 draws, 2 of them against Macará in the Copa Libertadores and one against Zulia on their debut in the domestic league.
One of the more historical clubs in Colombia, Santa Fé, is coming into this match with favouritism, and they can start off this tie well if they can take advantage of the natural fatigue that the hosts should be dealing with.
They were vice-champions of the 2017 Clausura and have participated on the group stage of the 2017’s Copa Libertadores, so it is natural to see them as favourites heading into this tie.
Even in terms of investment made and the quality of the two domestic leagues, Santa Fé has a large advantage.
They prepared for 2018 by winning the Fox Sport Cup, having played a total of 5 friendlies so far, this year, finishing with 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, inclusively beating the strong and feared River Plate.
Deportivo Táchira vs Santa Fe – Betting Tip and Prediction:
It is impossible that Deportivo Táchira doesn’t resent itself from such a heavy streak of matches in such a short period of time and adding that to the difference in terms of quality between the two teams, I see a lot of value on the odds for a Santa Fé victory here.
I even believe that the odds will tend to drop as we approach the time of the match. Since the draw wouldn’t also be a bad result for the Colombian, those who prefer a safer approach can take the -0.25 Asian Handicap that also offers good odds.
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