Colon (Argentina) vs Zulia (Venezuela)
Colon suffered a devastating 1-0 away defeat at Zulia FC in Venezuela, but they still have a chance to reverse the aggregate score at home. Last weekend, the team haven’t had league action following the primary elections in Argentina. They are bottom in the league table with no points and only two points above the drop zone in the relegation table. El Sabalero is on three consecutive defeats in all competitions since beating Argentinos Juniors 1-0 away in the previous stage. At home, they lost their last two matches. Coach Pablo Lavallen could lose his job if Colon doesn’t advance to the semi-finals.
Abel Casquete’s goal in the 88th minute gave Zulia FC a highly-celebrated 1-0 home win over Colon, which let them take the first step towards the Copa Sudamericana’s semi-finals. That success also stopped a two-game losing run in all competitions. The club postponed their league match against Aragua at home last weekend, which means they remain on three points after two games in the domestic competition. Zulia also is winless in their last three away matches, drawing one in regular time and losing the last two.
Zulia is experiencing trouble when they travel, but Colon’s crisis is worrying too so the handicap looks too big.
BET: Zulia +1.25 @ 1.97