Santos vs Independiente Prediction and Betting Tips
- Updated: 28th August 2018
Santos vs Independiente – Copa Libertadores :Santos comes into play this Tuesday to decide their life in the Copa Libertadores.
The team is at risk of being punished by the CONMEBOL and needing to win by at least 3-0.
On the 1st leg, they have done well, being efficient in what they intended to do, which was defending with quality and, in the background, try to look for a goal scoring occasion.
That chance didn’t come and in fact they have had some good chances to mount a good counter-attack, but the fact they’ve gotten away with a 0-0 showed the team’s good defensive moment of form.
Cuca came and managed to give more competitiveness to that average roster that Santos has. Their moment of form is kind of good. They are coming off their 2nd consecutive victory in the league, another one with a clean sheet, winning by 2-0 against Bahia.
What worries me is the rules’ issue, because they utilized Sánchez on the first match, which means they can be punished since the player had been sent off on the previous edition, and with that, the result of that 1st leg would be a 3-0 for the Argentinians.
Only needing a simple victory or a comfortable one, the question is that the team needs to win, and for that, I take into consideration their good recent moment of form, that with these odds seems to have value.
The Argentinians have honestly let me down in the 1st leg. I expect a lot of pressure over Santos at the Estádio Libertadores de América.
What we saw was an average team, that tried more through dumping balls in the box than real involving plays on the opposing defence.
The attackers weren’t well fed, with their good chances coming from balls lofted to the box. Besides falling on Santos’ defensive trap, they still struggled a lot with the opponents’ transitions.
Like in the 1st stage, they’ve lost to Corinthians at home and they’ve won away from home, precisely the way they could play, being more defensive on the 2nd match and taking advantage of the mistakes.
That way, I believe they might feel a bit more comfortable in this match.
Santos vs Independiente – Betting Tip and Prediction:
I think this will be a balanced match. Santos, even coming off good matches, still isn’t a team that batters any opponent. They will have difficulties and the Argentinian defence is very annoying.
I believe on a tight match, without many real dangerous opportunities, but due to their necessity, home advantage and recent record, I believe betting on Santos to win is a good option.
|Betting Tip / Prediction||Odd||Stake||Bookmaker||Status|
|Santos AH 0|