This evening, after what we expect are going to be some great Champions League matches, we have Nacional Potosi – San Jose, at 00:00 GMT. Will we also bet on this Bolivian game?
Nacional Potosi – Stands 5th in group B, with nine points from six fixtures, 9-7 aggregate. Last Thursday’s meeting against Aurora was suspended due to some logistics problems, so Edgardo Malvestitti had more time at his disposal to prepare the team for the match against San Jose. With two straight wins, Nacional is looking for the third one. At home, “Banda Roja” has lost just one game of the last eight, 0-1 against The Strongest. It was the only fixture from the last nine in which Nacional failed to score. The Bolivian press suggests that Malvestitti will send an ultra offensive squad on the field, including midfielder Ronald Gallegos. At 35 years of age, he has plenty of experience to guide the team to more attacking opportunities.
San Jose – Is 4th in the same group, with also nine points extracted from six matches, 10-4 aggregate. But if Nacional had a week off, San Jose played in the second leg of the 1/32 of the Copa Sudamericana, against El Nacional (Ecuador). After losing on the road, 2-3, the “Saints” draw at home, 1-1, and failed to qualify further. Has just two wins in the last 15 away games, but hasn’t recorded a loss on the road this season in the Bolivian league (three draws). Since losing in the first round of the championship, 1-2, at home, against Nacional, San Jose has a five games unbeaten streak.
Nacional Potosi – San Jose – Prediction
Although the visitors haven’t won at Potosi in the last five matches, we must not ignore the five consecutive victories between 2012 and 2014. But with two teams fighting hard to get into the play-offs, you never know what’s about to happen. And that’ s why we’ve chosen something different – on the reverse fixture, there were 14 corners, while last year, at Potosi, the stats recorded 11 such set pieces. Lower the line and we have the perfect tip for today.
Prediction: over 8,5 corners, odds 1.57
Nacional Potosi - San Jose