Match: Estudiantes vs Nacional Asuncion
Competition: Copa Libertadores
Time / Date: 01:15h / 24 May 2018
Venue: Estadio Ciudad de la Plata
The Argentine Estudiantes will welcome Uruguay’s Club Nacional on their Estadio Ciudad de la Plata in a battle for second place in group F.
Estudiantes are producing a frustrating season in the Argentinian league and top continental competition as well. They saw just one victory in five matches of the group stage and stole just a point in the last three chances.
Leandro Benitez has to improve his team’s attack and although the defenders are doing well, the attackers have only scored in one match so far in the race and today they need a victory.
Away team raised their play in the recent rounds as they haven’t experienced a failure in the last three matches in the competition. Gonzalo Bergessio and the boys have been notable productive, while their defensive work has been very good.
Club Estudiantes de La Plata
Christian Alemán (Calf Injury)
Gino Peruzzi (Muscle Injury), Guzmán Corujo (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Leandro Otormín (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Gonzalo Bueno (Muscle Injury), Facundo Waller (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Carlos de Pena (Muscle Injury)
These two teams have met three times as the guests have no victory in them (2L, 1D). The last time this year ended 0:0, the first time they played was a 1:2 and a 1:0 victory for the Estudiantes in 2009.
The hosts are in very weak form and I expect the Nacional to take the lead from this. They need a point to ensure their survival in the tournament.