Vasco (Bra) – U. De Chile (Chi) Prediction & Picks (14.03.2018)



Vasco da Gama and Universidad Chile meet at Estádio Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama, in a match for this phase of the Copa Libertadores (Group Stage). There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, who have not played any matches in the last 3 years. The last time they met was on 11-30-2011, in a match that ended with the final score: Universidad Chile (2-0) Vasco da Gama. Universidad Chile has considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.

Vasco da Gama:

The home team comes to this 2nd round of Group 5 after a victory in its opening in this group stage, against Wilstermann, by (4-0). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 6 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. In the last match they played, for Carioca 1, they beat Madureira by (1-3). Vasco da Gama has won 7, tied 2 and lost 1 of the last 10 home matches. The defense has been strong and has only had goals in 1 of the last 4 matches, and their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 5 times, but have come back in 2. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have suffered 7 of their 20 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘ ).

Vasco played a total of 4 matches in this edition of the Copa Libertadores, beat all, scored a total of 10 goals and suffered 4 goals, having at the moment an average of 2.5 goals scored and 1 goal suffered per game, showing a lot of quality, especially at an offensive level. We emphasize that in home games the team presents an even better performance. In all matches, his best moment was in the last 15 minutes, when he scored 4 goals. Andrés Ríos is the player with the most goals, 3 in total. The local team is going through a very positive moment, since they were only defeated once in the matches they played so far. For this match, coach Zé Ricardo must use the tactical scheme 4-2-3-1, with Andrés Ríos on the attack front. We remember that Thiago Galhardo is suspended, due to the red card of the last game.

Universidad Chile:

The visiting team had direct access to this group stage, so they will play their first match in this edition of the competition. This is a team that, oddly enough, was better outside than at home, as in the last 30 matches they register 10 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a home win against Antofagasta by (2-0). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Universidad Chile has won 7, tied 1 and lost 2. Their attack has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 8 of the last 19 matches have ended with Under 1,5 goals and 12 out of 19 have ended with Under 2,5 goals.

If analyzed the matches played in the main competition that disputes, the First Division – 2018, the Univ de Chile played 5 games so far, in which he won 4 and 1 defeat, scored a total of 9 goals and suffered 3 goals , an average of 1.8 goals scored and 0.6 suffered per game, showing a good performance in both sectors. In the away games, it presents a good record. The best moment of the team is in the second half, when he scored 5 goals. M. Pinilla is the player with the most goals scored, 4 in total. The team is going through a good time, since it won 4 straight wins and in 8 matches played by different competitions it was defeated only 2 times. For this match, coach Guillermo Hoyos will have to line up the team in 3-4-2-1, with M. Pinilla as the most advanced player of the team.

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