The Champions League semi-final schedule in Europe closes on Wednesday. But on the other side of the world, in South America, the local equivalent, the Copa Libertadores, is gaining momentum. Deportivo Táchira and Emelec will play each other in the next round there. Who is stronger now, Venezuelans or Ecuadorians? The authors of the website have published their forecast for the match that will take place on May 4, 2022. For full information and all odds for the match, look at 1xbet application.
Deportivo Táchira looks good enough
The Yellow and Black Carousel were able to become national champions last season – for the 9th time at all, and for the first time since 2015. The new start was not the best, and there were several defeats in a row in April. But Venezuela’s best representative did relatively well in the first round of the group stage of the Copa Libertadores. Yes, nothing happened on the field of the main favourite of the quartet, Palmeiras. The Brazilians won 4-0. But after that, they managed to take a draw in Ecuador. Then, once again, they beat the outsiders, Independiente Petrolero. All the odds are in Deportivo’s favour, but they still need to take advantage of the good schedule. And it is very important to win now.
Emelec should fight hard for points in this meeting
“Electriki since 2017 can not win the national championship again. Nor did they succeed in the last Pro League – again only 2nd place (and, by the way, not the leaders in the new competition either, losing to local Barcelona). But even that was enough to take the club to the Copa Libertadores once again. There, it all started with an embarrassing setback. The experienced Ecuadorians could not beat Independiente Petrolero, moreover, after conceding on 88 minutes, Emelec should have been happy to make it 1-1 due to a goal by Quiroga already in extra time. And with Deportivo Tachira, the same result was repeated, despite the fact that they played the representative of Venezuela at home. Palmeiras lost on home soil 1-3, with the Brazilians conceding twice by the 25th minute. If they don’t clinch the points now, their chances of qualifying for the Kopa play-offs will be minimal.
Prior to this clash, the clubs had already played each other six years ago, also in the group stage. Back then, in 2016, the teams exchanged home wins.
Emelec is unimpressive, so let’s believe in a Deportivo win. However, let’s back up with a zero handicap (odds are 2.16).