Palestino vs Independiente Medellin – Copa Libertadores :Palestino isn’t an exactly strong team in Chile or that gets in between the title fight.
I’d say that they are a mid-table team.
They’ve wont he Chilean Cup and that was the biggest achievement for them last season. The last time that Palestino played in the Libertadores was in 2015 and in this tie they know they are the underdogs.
The home advantage is very important in the Copa Libertadores and they know they have to win this match because in Colombia they will struggle harder, even because Independiente Medellin has more experience on this competition.
On one hand, I expect to see a somewhat fearless Palestino, since there is more pressure on the opposing side, which is the faovurite for this tie.
Independiente Medellin are an interesting team in Colombia and they’ve already won the title on a couple of occasions.
Here, they are looking to advance onto the Copa Libertadores’ group stage, being a team that already has experience playing on the competition.
In 2017, they played in the group stage and they failed to advance onto the next stage by a very small margin, on a group that had Emelec and River Plate.
This year, the team feels prepared to play in the Copa Libertadores and they are favourites in this tie. In the league, they are having a poor start and after 3 rounds, they only have 1 point. They’ve lost against Junior by 3-2 on the past weekend.
This is an important match for Independiente Medellin, both financially and in sporting terms and a good result in Chile would be essential for them to decide things back at home.
Palestino vs Independiente Medellin – Betting Tip and Prediction: :
On this encounter, I’m going with the visiting side to win or draw the encounter. I’m aware that the home advantage in the Copa Libertadores is important, but here, I’m going with the superior experience of the Colombians in this competition.
I admit that the home side will have to take control of the encounter. However, the Colombians are experienced and in counter-attack they will force things to score a goal and have more tranquility.
Palestino will have problems playing in attack and during a lot of periods, this match will be divided. From that perspective, I think there is value on the draw or victory of the visiting side.
I’m not fooled by their poor start and this match is different. Therefore, I’m going with Independiente Medellin.
PREDICTION AND BETTING TIP
|Independiente AH +0,5||