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El Nacional vs Atlético Tucumán Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

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El Nacional
Atlético Tucumán

Tip Reasoning

Atletico Tucuman will be disappointed by their display last week, with them twice relinquishing a lead against El Nacional to draw their home leg 2-2 and give themselves a tough task to do in the away leg of this Copa Libertadores tie.

El Nacional will be by far the happier team with this result, although that success will be a bit marred by the fact they lost their Ecuador Primera A opener 3-0 at Fuerza Amarilla at the weekend.

This makes their recent record one win, three draws, and three defeats in all competitions, with this allowing them to finish 3rd in the Ecuadorian top flight and qualifying for their fourth Copa Libertadores campaign in the last decade.

Atletico Tucuman are a different story entirely. This is their first ever qualification to this tournament, which is remarkably unsurprising given they were playing in the third tier of Argentinian football under ten years ago. They have since enjoyed back to back promotions and have built themselves up to be a force in the top flight over the past few years.

There were tough spells last season, but their eventual 3rd place finish is a fantastic achievement for them and despite their failure to win last week they still have every chance of making it through to the next round of the Copa Libertadores.

Away from home Atletico Tucuman’s record isn’t the best though, with them winning three, drawing three, and losing six of their last 12 in all competitions. El Nacional have lost three of their last five home games though, so this is by no means a foregone conclusion.

The odds for a high scoring game last week were very good value and paid off for us well, and the second leg sees a repeat of that. 12 of El Nacional’s last 14 home games have seen at least three goals scored in them, as have eight of Atletico Tucuman’s last 14 on the road. This makes odds of 5/4 for Over 2.5 Goals very good value for money, so I’m backing that along with a 2-1 win for the hosts at 8/1 for my correct score predictions.

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