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Fortaleza vs Estudiantes prediction, betting odds & free tips 05/05/2023

*These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Fortaleza look to extend the 100% record in the group when they welcome Estudiantes to the domestic action this weekend.

Fortaleza vs Estudiantes – Free Betting Tips, Odds, & Predictions

Fortaleza were able to enjoy a comprehensive 4-2 victory over Fluminense in the Brazilian Serie A during the weekend. Meanwhile, Estudiantes lost for a fourth consecutive match in the Venezuelan division, as they were beaten 1-0 by Portuguesa.

Fortaleza to win and less than 2.5 goals in total

Fortaleza have been on an impressive run over the last few weeks with four wins in the last five matches. This impressive start is not just in the Copa Sudamericana, as the team are also fighting at the top of the Brazilian Serie A in the early part of the campaign. Estudiantes are likely to have a very difficult time going by the recent form. The last win for Estudiantes was at the start of April and they have also struggled for goals in this period.

Thiago Galhardo to score anytime

Thiago Galhardo has been the main source of goals for Fortaleza so far this season. The forward was able to open the scoring in the recent win over Fluminense and he now has been able to get four goals in the last four appearances in all competitions. The forward has failed to score only in the recent match against Internacional.

Fortaleza to win by 2 Goals

Even though Fortaleza arrive into the match on the back of four consecutive wins, they have struggled to get over 2.5 goals consistently. Despite being on a poor run of form, Estudiantes have a conceding over 2.5 goals only on one occasion in the last five matches. The visitors are likely to be cautious about suffering a big defeat especially after watching Fortaleza get four goals in the recent match against Fluminense.

Fortaleza vs Estudiantes Match Preview – Team News and Analysis

Fortaleza

Fortaleza arrive into the encounter after having had a brilliant start to the domestic league action. Now, the team are pushing for the latter stages of the Copa Sudamericana. The club’s only previous attempt in the competition ended in disappointment in the first round backing 2019-20. Manager Juan Pablo Vojvoda has João Ricardo and Pedro Rocha on the treatment table.

Estudiantes

Estudiantes are coming into the game as the big underdogs. There is a huge gulf in class between the two teams. Manager Ali Canas has some big decisions to make with regards to his team’s approach for the upcoming match after having had some poor defeats in recent weeks.

Everything You Need to Know for Betting on Fortaleza vs Estudiantes

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Head to Head

06/06/23

Copa Sudamericana SUD

ve

Estudiantes Merida

Fortaleza EC

Fortaleza EC

1

0

Last Five - Estudiantes Merida

18/04/24

Venezuela Primera Division Venezuela

Deportivo Rayo Zuliano

Deportivo Rayo Zuliano

ve

Estudiantes Merida

1

2

W

16/03/24

Venezuela Primera Division Venezuela

Metropolitanos FC

Metropolitanos FC

ve

Estudiantes Merida

1

1

D

24/02/24

Venezuela Primera Division Venezuela

Caracas

Caracas

ve

Estudiantes Merida

1

1

D

04/02/24

Venezuela Primera Division Venezuela

Deportivo Tachira

Deportivo Tachira

ve

Estudiantes Merida

5

1

L

14/01/24

Club Friendly List Club

ve

Portuguesa

ve

Estudiantes Merida

2

3

W

FAQs on Fortaleza vs Estudiantes game

Fortaleza vs Estudiantes Prediction

Where is the match going to take place? Estádio Governador Plácido Aderaldo Castelo

When will this match start? May 05, 2023 at 01:00 GMT

Who is the favourite team to win the game? Fortaleza


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