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Copa Libertadores | Estadio de la Universidad Nacional San Agustín | 20th February
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FBC Melgar vs Caracas predictions for Tuesday’s Copa Libertadores final qualification round, first leg clash. Melgar will be desperate to make their home advantage count ahead of the return leg. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

Melgar vs Caracas Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
FBC Melgar Win To Nil @ 11/10

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
FBC Melgar 1-0 @ 15/4

Reason For Melgar vs Caracas Betting Tips

Tuesday’s Copa Libertadores final qualification round, first leg clash sees Peruvians Melgar doing battle with Venezuelans Caracas. The hosts will be looking to make their home advantage count ahead of the return leg.

When Melgar were drawn to Chilean powerhouse Universidad de Chile in the last round, it’s fair to say it looked like being an early exit for them, but Los Rojinegros did fantastically well to advance, first winning 1-0 on home soil with their high altitude, home advantage, before defending with their lives in a second leg 0-0 draw.

Now up against what on paper looks an easier opponent, the hosts will be confident of making it through to the group stage, but if they are to do so, collecting a positive result in this home leg is of paramount importance. Having lost just 2 of their last 18 home fixtures, winning 14 times in the process, confidence can certainly be high in doing exactly that and those taking to the pitch will do so in positive spirits.

Meanwhile, visitors Caracas caused something of an upset themselves in the last round, eliminating Ecuadorian outfit Delfin. The Venezuelans were quite lucky to advance in all honesty, after coming under sustained pressure in both legs, but were able to make it through courtesy of the away goal rule, after a 1-1 aggregate draw.

The visitors are now dreaming of their own place in the group stage but there can be little doubting they’ll have to improve in these two matches if they are to make it. Indeed, the fact they didn’t really convince against Delfin, coupled with defeats in 5 of their last 8 Libertadores outings, still suggests Caracas are far from a force on the continental scene and come into this tie as slight underdogs.

Ultimately, we didn’t expect either team to make it to the final round of qualification but each party has now been granted a huge opportunity; both from a financial and sporting viewpoint. Over two legs, it should be quite a close tie, with Melgar slight favourites, but taking this as a standalone fixture, there’s no doubting who is more likely to win the match.

With the match set to be played at gruelling altitude, it’s the hosts who really should be edging ahead and at current prices, we really like the look of backing them to win to nil. Caracas will bring an extremely defensive game-plan but Melgar have enough about them to breakthrough and we think they’ll edge what will likely be a tight contest by a 1-0 margin.

Head to Head

This will be the first ever meeting between the two.

Melgar Team News

Melgar Team Badge Midfielder Nicolás Freitas is suspended but no other problems have been reported in the build-up to kick off.

Caracas Team News

Caracas Team Badge No problems and a full squad has travelled to Peru.

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Article by: Luke S
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Published: February 18, 2019

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Melgar vs Caracas Stats

  • Melgar have lost just 2 of their last 19 home games.
  • Melgar have won 14 of said matches.
  • Caracas have lost 4 of their last 5 Libertadores away games.
  • 3 of said defeats have been by 1-0 margins.
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11/2 1/9 6/4 1/2 19/40 8/5 1/6 4/1 1/25 12/1 1/100 25/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
11/2 1/10 13/8 40/85 1/2 31/20 1/6 4/1 1/25 10/1 1/250 20/1 1/1000 66/1 1/1000 100/1 1/1000 100/1 1/1000 100/1
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