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The first round of Copa Sudamericana has some interesting matchups and one of them is the Barcelona vs Wanderers duel. With that in mind, we have prepared an in-depth preview of this game just for you, along with free betting tips.
Our favourite Barcelona vs Wanderers predictions and picks
If you are not certain in your bet for the Barcelona vs Wanderers, check our top betting tips for this match right here:
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Barcelona to Win
After reaching the semi-finals of Copa Libertadores last season, Barcelona lost to America Mineiro in the third round of qualifiers after penalties and they will have to satisfy themselves by playing in Copa Sudamericana.
The team is in great form in domestic league with five wins and one draw in the first six games. However, Wanderers is also without a loss in the Uruguayan league after seven rounds, so both teams enter this game hoping for a good result. Our prediction is for Barcelona to win since they are a much better team on paper and they are playing at home.
Under 2.5 Total Goals
While these two teams haven’t met recently and we don’t know what to expect from their h2h duel in terms of goals, we don’t see this being a high-scoring game.
In fact, we expect the game to go under 2.5 total goals since only two of the six Barcelona games in the league have gone over 2.5 total goals. Also, five of the seven matches in Uruguayan league played by Wanderers have also gone under 2.5 total goals.
Wanderers Under 0.5 Total Goals
Since we expect Barcelona to win this game and we don’t expect to see many goals in the match, we also don’t see Wanderers scoring a goal in this game.
That being said, Wanderers scored a goal in all but one of their matches in the Uruguayan league so far. However, Barcelona kept a clean sheet in thee of their six games in the Ecuadorian league, but they also did not concede a single goal in four matches they played in Copa Libertadores qualifiers.
Barcelona vs Wanderers preview: Can the guests avoid defeat at the start?
After reaching the semi-finals of Copa Libertadores last season, Barcelona fans certainly hoped for something similar in this one. However, Barcelona had to go through qualifiers for Copa Libertadores group stages and they failed to get there after being eliminated by America Mineiro after penalties. On the bright side, Barcelona is currently first in Ecuadorian league with five wins and one draw after six rounds.
Seven rounds are gone in Uruguayan Apertura and Wanderers are still without defeat. The team from Montevideo has three wins and four draws in those seven games and they are currently fourth in the standings. In addition to this, Wanderers reached the group stages of Copa Sudamericana by eliminating Liverpool, which is already a success for this team.
The top odds, stats, and more for Barcelona vs Wanderers
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The most frequent questions for Barcelona vs Wanderers
- Who is the more likely winner? Barcelona is the more likely winner at 4/7 (1.57) odds.
- When is the game scheduled for? The game is scheduled for 1:30 am GMT on Friday, April 8th.
- Which team is the host? Barcelona is the host at Estadio Banco Pichincha in Guayaquil.