San Lorenzo vs Atlético MG – Copa Sudamericana: This Thursday night,
on the 1st leg of the Copa Sudamericana, San Lorenzo hosts Atlético-MG.
At 23:15 (London time), at the Nuevo Gasómetro Stadium, in Buenos Aires (Argentina).
SAN LORENZO: The team is coming off a tough loss on the past weekend, where playing at home in the Argentinian Superliga San Lorenzo has lost 5-0 against Godoy Cruz.
With that loss, the team has stayed with 42 points and fell to 3rd place on the league table, and they are already being threatened by some contenders.
For their debut in the Copa Sudamericana, the manager Biaggio should field an alternative starting line/up, with the idea of only utilizing some starters. The team’s focus is all in the Argentinian Superliga.
SAN LORENZO’s probable starting line-up: Navarro; Díaz, Gonzalo Rodríguez, Senesi, Rojas; Gudiño, Mercier, Quignon (Barrios), Castro; Botta; Blandi. Manager: Biaggio
ATLÉTICO-MG: Galo is also coming off a tough loss, on the final of the Campeonato Mineiro against their rivals Cruzeiro. They lost 2-0 and ended up finishing in 2nd place, despite the good advantage they had gotten on the 1st leg, where they had won 3-1.
For the debut in the Copa Sudamericana, the manager Thiago Larghi will go all-out, with the only change being the departure of the defender Leonardo Silva and the arrival of Bremer.
ATLÉTICO-MG’s probable starting line-up: Victor; Patric, Bremer, Gabriel and Fábio Santos; Adilson and Elias; Luan, Cazares and Otero; Ricardo Oliveira. Manager: Thiago Larghi.
San Lorenzo vs Atlético-MG – Betting Tip and Prediction:
It was one of the most awaited matches of this round of the Copa Sudamericana, but due to the fact that San Lorenzo will probably be utilizing an alternative line-up, the expectations are a bit lower.
It’s hard for me to give an opinion about this San Lorenzo’s team, since this is a team that is completely focused on the Argentinian Superliga. Their only advantage is the fact that they are playing at home.
As for Atlético-MG, the team is coming into this match in full strength, and they had been playing very well until this last match of the Campeonato Mineiro. If they aren’t shaken up by that loss, they have everything to get a good result here.
My suggestion here is going on the DNB in favour of Atlético-MG, where if this match ends on a draw, the investment is returned.
I also suggest the +0.25 Handicap favouring Atlético, that I also think has a lot of value, since Atlético will play with their best players and seems to be more focused on this competition than the home side.