Peñarol vs Atlético Tucumán – Copa Libertadores: The reaction is expected.
Nothing besides that. On the altitude of La Paz, Peñarol suffered a loss to Strongest on their debut on the competition.
That’s something natural. However, on their first match as hosts, Peñarol is expected to turn things around, getting on the fight for qualification, like their tradition demands.
It certainly won’t be easy. On the last 2 matches, especially, Peñarol saw their rhythm being lowered, failing to win both of those matches.
On the other hand, when they are playing in front of their own fans, Peñarol is naturally able to make their rhythm increase again in terms of performance, having dominant numbers there.
Knowing they need to present more collectively, against a rival that isn’t intimidating, but having to deal with the weight of obligation, Peñarol will try to turn things around.
The manager Leonardo Ramos won’t be able to count with Lucas Hernández, who is suspended, and Walter Gargano, who is injured. Fabricio Formiliano, with a small contusion, is still doubtful for today.
Atlético’s disappointment regarding their debut was more intense. Playing at home, the team played really poorly and ended up being defeated by Libertad, uncontestably, by 2-0.
If they still want to have hopes on this competition, they will have to do different things. Nothing better than challenging and looking for points against someone as big as tonight’s rival, but they will need to surpass themselves.
To give them even more hope, Atlético Tucumán has played very well on their last match, against such a traditional rival as the one they will face here. As visitors, the team was precise and resilient, beating Independiente by 2-0.
That was their only victory on the last 6 matches, but the approach they should use here should be the same, without a doubt, having competitive numbers as visitors, Tucumán still has some hopes of causing an upset here.
The manager Ricardo Zielinski will have the same starting line-up that surprised Independiente at his disposal.
Peñarol vs Atletico Tucumán – Betting Tip and Prediction:
The recent results might suggest a more competitive and close match.
I don’t deny that. However, Peñarol is still much different when playing at home and they are able to be much more consistent there, most of the times.
Knowing they need to do more, with the spirit of sacrificing themselves as much as their rivals, I believe that Peñarol will get the desired first win, even if it won’t be easy.