As part of the return matches of the 1/8 finals of the Copa Libertadores, Ecuadorian “Barcelona” will meet with Argentinean “Velez Sarsfield”. The first match of the confrontation ended with a score of 1: 0 in favor of Veles. A result that clearly leaves Barcelona’s chances of reaching the quarterfinals.
After the defeat to Velez Sarsfield with a score of 0: 1, by the way, that fight was an equal fight, and the Argentines scored a goal at the very beginning of the meeting and held the advantage throughout the match, Barcelona played the Ecuadorian championship match against Makara and beat her opponent with a score of 3: 0. Mastriani, Lopez and Cortez Casierra scored each goal and ensured Barça a confident and clean win. Thanks to this Victoria Barcelona were ahead of Independiente del Valle by another two points, but Emelek remained out of reach. Let’s remind that, in Ecuador, as well as in Brazil, in June and July they actively played football.
Form «Veles Sarsfield»
In turn, Velez Sarsfield played only two official matches in July. After the victory over Barcelona, the Buenos Aires team faced off against Racing in the opening round of the Argentine Championship, that match ended in a 0-0 draw. On the one hand, Veles scored only one goal during this period, on the other hand, this team from Buenos Aires did not concede, being so far a pronounced grassroots team.
Betting and forecast
The accents in the line for the Barcelona – Velez Sarsfield match, in our opinion, are clearly set. The Ecuadorian team is the favorite of the match, while the bookmakers do not expect high performance from the teams. That’s right, Blaugranas are in the best shape, lost the first round of their country’s championship to Emelek and are eager for satisfaction in the Copa Libertadores. Velez Sarsfield is not a top club now, even by Argentina’s standards, so we won’t be surprised if in the end we will see Ecuadorians in the quarter-finals of the Copa Libertadores, not Argentines. We offer such betting options for the upcoming meeting: Barcelona in the quarter finals of the Copa Libertadores for 3.04, TM (2) for 2.00, 1x + TM (2.5) for 1.95. The current odds can be found at download 1xbet app