Santos vs Estudiantes Betting Tip and Prediction
- Updated: 24th April 2018
Santos vs Estudiantes – Copa Libertadores: Santos hosts Estudiantes on the 4th round of
the Copa Libertadores’ group stage.
Santos is the leader of their group of the South-American competition with 6 points conquered and tonight they can get on track to advance onto the 8th finals with 2 games to go.
Going through an inconsistent period, like in all of 2017, they are coming off a loss to Bahia away from home in the Brazilian Serie A, on a match that was sad to watch.
Jair Ventura’s team didn’t show any potential or even looked to want to show something, and they ended up losing with a goal conceded on the last minute of the encounter.
They can’t the excuse of playing away from home on that occasion, even because on the Libertadores, they are coming off a win in Argentina against tonight’s rival where they were able to win 1-0.
The truth is that Jair wasn’t able to give a patter to Santos’ team, reaping the fruits of positive results out of individual plays from their players and never by a strategical approach of their manager.
The line-up utilized tonight should be the same of previous rounds, with Cittadini and Jean Mota in midfield and the attacking trio formed by Sasha, Gabriel and Rodrygo.
Estudiantes is going through a more complicated situation than tonight’s rival. With 1 win on their last 6 matches, they occupy the 2nd place of the group in the Copa Libertadores, along with Nacional and Garcilaso, and on the Argentinian league, they ended up losing at home on the last round to Belgrano, which left them out of the Copa Sudamericana qualification spots.
Undoubtedly, they aren’t on their best period. However, a win tonight away from home might positively contribute towards the club for the rest of thte season and still leave them as favourites to advance on the continental competition.
This shouldn’t be a relaxed match and I can’t see “which” Santos will play tonight. If it will be an aggressive team that utilizes the quality and speed of its attackers or if it will be a team in typical Jair Ventura’s style, that has his main weapon in the “lobs” from defence to attack and is looking to defend more and opt for the counter-attack.
Santos vs Estudiantes – Betting Tip and Prediction:
The truth is that Santos needs this victory, that can serve to lighten up the spirits at Vila Belmiro, get them on track to qualify and improve the manager’s relationship with the fans.
Maybe I believe on the victory not so much by Santos’ current state but more because of the Argentinians’ situation, but I see the home side getting the 3 points here.
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