Match: Independiente vs Deportivo Lara Competition: Copa Libertadores Time / Date: 03:30h / 25 May 2018 Venue: Estadio Libertadores de America
The hosts will look for a way to the eight finals in this match against Deportivo Lara.
El Rojas (The Reds) held second place in Group G, having 7 points from 2 wins and 1 draw (2L), Argentinian manager Ariel Holan manages to keep his teams in defense very cohesive but this is at the expense of the attack that managed to score one goal in the first three games but apparently there was a slight improvement after seeing three goals in the last two games in this tournament.
Lara has two wins in five games, but as a visitors, they have not earned a single point so far, not even having scored a goal. However, the Venezuelan team has chances to qualify for the eighth-finals if they win this match, but can Rojinegro do that?
No missing players
The team that was presented 11 years ago has only one match against Independiente in history and this is a victory as host at Estadio Metropolitano de Cabudare with 1:0.
The hosts are a strong favorite here at their stadium and I do not expect to allow surprise in this match if they want to continue the eighth finals.