Deportes Tolima vs CSD Macara Predictions
- Deportes Tolima have scored an average of 2 goals a game over their last 10 home fixtures.
- Deportes Tolima have scored exactly twice in their last 2 Copa Libertadores home games.
- Macara have conceded an average of 1.5 goals a game over their last 4 fixtures.
Deportes Tolima arrive in the driving seat
Whilst a trip to Ambato to face Ecuadorians Macara looked a tricky one for Colombians Tolima, it was one they passed with flying colours; picking up a 1-0 win to put themselves firmly in the driving seat. Indeed, hoping to reach the group stage proper, the hosts are now expected to move one step closer towards said aim by winning this tie comfortably on Wednesday.
Having beaten Envigado 3-0 on home soil in domestic action over the weekend, confidence is very high in Tolima ranks and it’s very hard to see them slipping up now. Said result means they’ve now scored an average of 2 goals a game over their last 10 home fixtures and it’s their potency at the Estadio Manuel Murillo Toro that has their prospects looking so bright coming into this game.
Macara face a huge task
Meanwhile, whilst they did come into the tie looking like having a reasonable chance of progressing, that was on the condition that they made their home advantage count and arriving in Ibague in a trailing position; the writing looks to be on the wall for Macara’s Libertadores campaign.
Having lost 3 of their last 4 matches, Macara do not come into the clash in good shape and confidence is low in travelling ranks. Conceding an average of 1.5 goals a game over said fixtures, the Ecuadorians aren’t defending well at the moment and that is a big concern considering failing to keep a clean sheet in Colombia would all but extinguish any possibility of an unlikely turnaround.
A comfortable home win is expected
Ultimately, Tolima have done the hard part in winning the away leg and they should be able to complete the job on home territory with relative comfort. On paper, they are the slightly stronger of the two outfits and if they play to their maximum on Wednesday, they’ll have no problems in dispatching of the visitors.
All things considered, backing the hosts to clear the Over 1.5 Team Total Goals line has captured our attention as far as the betting is concerned and is something we’re more than happy to get behind. Tolima score with impressive regularity at home, Macara have big defensive issues of late and that leads us to believe that a 2-0 home win could well be on the cards.