Independiente Medellin vs Sol de America Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

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Independiente Medellin
Sol De America

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Tip Reasoning

Friday’s Copa Sudamericana round of 16, second leg clash sees Colombians Independiente Medellin playing host to Paraguayans Sol de America. It’s the hosts with it all to do after losing the first leg 2-0..

Nonetheless, Ismael Rescalvo’s troops will still be confident in turning the tie around, with the result in Paraguay the only stain on an otherwise highly impressive campaign. Under Rescalvo, DIM have been playing some very impressive football, finishing the opening phase of the domestic top flight in second place, with the play-offs of said competition to contest in the coming weeks.

For now though, all focus can only be on the task at hand and that’s salvaging this tie against Sol. 4 wins from the last 5 certainly has confidence flowing in home ranks and having won 8 of their 10 outings at the Estadio Atanasio Girardot this year, El Rojo Paisa take to the field knowing the tie is far from over and that they’re still in with a shout.

Particularly because they face a Sol de America side arriving in far worse shape than they did for the first leg. Hector Marecos’s men have not won since that game at the start of April and are in wretched form, failing to win any of the last 4 and losing the last 3, scoring just once in the process.

Defensively, Sol have been very poor over their recent losing streak and have conceded at least twice in all of the aforementioned defeats, something they desperately need to avoid doing in this trip to Medellin. The Paraguayans are also yet to keep a clean sheet on the road in 2018, conceding a big average of 2.25 goals a game across their 8 fixtures on enemy territory, leaving fans fearful ahead of this return leg.

DIM simply didn’t show up to the first leg and were well beaten, but it looks like being a different story this time around. Morale is high in home ranks and the team are playing very well, something which Sol certainly aren’t doing at the moment, leaving confidence low in the visiting camp.

With the hosts so strong on their own patch, it’s not difficult to envisage them clawing their way back into it and as such, we’re more than happy to back them on the over 1.5 team total goal line, the minimum amount of goals they need to score to have any hope.

Across their impressive run of home form this season, Independiente have scored an average of 2 goals a game and we fancy them to keep up that rate with a 2-0 win, a scoreline that would take the tie to penalties. Sol are in a fragile state at the moment and it’s hard to see them standing up to the crowd and barrage of home attacks well enough to defend their lead in the 90 minutes.

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