In America, the Copa Libertadores is certainly one of the highest-ranked tournaments in club football. There are plenty of interesting pairings, including the game between Palmeiras and Emelec. The Brazilians have already made it through, will they be complacent at home against the Ecuadorians? Analysts for the website have created a prediction for the match that will be played past midnight on May 19, 2022. Full statistics and current odds for the match can be found at 1xbet login.
Palmeiras are now much more successful in the Copa Libertadores than they are in Serie A
The Piggies are a unique club, having won two of their 3 continental titles in recent years, in 2020 and in 2021. Here we are now, having started mediocrely enough within the Brasileirao, the grande proves that it is incredibly good in the Copa. Yes, it has quite a passing quartet, but still there Abel Ferreira’s charges have not only twice beaten debutant, upstart from Bolivia, Independiente Petrolero, but have also taken maximum with Emelec and Deportivo Tachira. That’s it, the Piggies are already in the play-offs – but it will also be a home game now.
Emelec can’t win the domestic title for a long time
The Blue Ballet are among the big four clubs in Ecuadorian football. But their 14th and, so far, last national title was taken as far back as 2017. Against that backdrop, 2nd place in the last draw was a definite breakthrough. Which, by the way, now does not really work out – Barcelona Guayaquil and Independiente del Valle are higher in Serie A. Nor are they doing particularly well in the Copa Libertadores. They failed to beat Independiente Petrolero, shared points at home with Deportivo Tachira and lost to the Brazilians. Only in May did they manage to win. But a hard-fought 4-1 win against direct rivals Deportivo. That success has allowed them to climb up to 2nd place, but the difference is minimal – just 1 point. However, if they beat an unmotivated Palmeiras, there is even a chance of making the play-offs early.
Prior to this year’s Copa Libertadores, the Paraguayans and Ecuadorians had not met. In April, Palmeiras managed to take a confident 3-1 win. And the visitors managed to score twice in the 25th minute.
Palmeiras will find it difficult to tune in to this encounter – they have already made it out of the group. This gives the visitors a chance to clinch points, we recommend betting on Emelek with a +2 goal handicap (odds – 1.72).