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Universidad Catolica vs Sporting Cristal prediction, odds and free tips 12/04/2022

The second round of Copa Libertadores group stages is almost here and one of the more interesting matches is the Universidad Catolica vs Sporting Cristal duel. Here’s our preview of this game and some free betting tips to check out.

Our top Universidad Catolica vs Sporting Cristal betting predictions

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

Universidad Catolica to Win

Both teams have lost their matches in the first round, so whoever ends up losing this game will be in a very tough spot after just two rounds of Copa Libertadores group stages.

Both teams are also in similar position in their respective leagues, but Universitad Catolica lost five of their last six games in their championship. Still, they are probably the better team on paper and they are playing at home, so we can see them winning this game.

Over 2.5 Total Goals

Although both teams have gone under in their first matches in Copa Libertadores group stages, we can see them going over 2.5 total goals in this game.

The reason is very simple – both teams are averaging a lot of goals in their domestic championships. For example, Universidad Catolica averaged 3.00 goals per game in the Chilean league so far, while Sporting Cristal also averages 3.00 goals per game in the Peruvian championship.

Both Teams to Score – Yes

Once again, we did not see both teams score in the first Copa Libertadores matches played by Universidad Catolica and Sporting Cristal since neither of the two teams managed to score in the first round.

However, we expect both teams to score in this game. After all, both teams are in similar forms and we’ve seen both teams score in 67% of Universidad Catolica games and 62% Sporting Cristal matches in their respective leagues.

Universidad Catolica vs Sporting Cristal preview: Who will get their first points?

Universidad Catolica

With five losses in the last six games in the Chilean league and six losses in the last seven games overall, it’s clear that things are not going that well for Universidad Catolica at the moment. The team actually didn’t do that badly against Talleres de Cordoba in the first round of Copa Libertadores, but they still lost that game 1-0. So, Universidad Catolica desperately needs a win to break off this poor run.

Sporting Cristal

Unlike their upcoming opponent, Sporting Cristal has just one loss in the last six games in their domestic league. However, the team is only in the tenth spot in the standings in the Peruvian championship right now. Also, Sporting Cristal started the new Copa Libertadores season with a loss to Flamengo at home, which is hardly surprising since Flamengo is the finalist from last season.

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Q & A for Universidad Catolica vs Sporting Cristal

Universidad Catolica vs Sporting Crystal Prediction

  • When will the game begin? The game will begin at 11:15 pm GMT on Tuesday, April 12th.
  • Which team is the host? Universidad Catolica is the host at Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo in Santiago de Chile.
  • Who is the favourite in this game? Universidad Catolica is the favourite in this game at 5/8 (1.63) odds.

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