Match: Corinthians vs. Club Nacional Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Thursday, 5 May, 2016
Start time: 01:45 UK
Brazilian Corinthians hosts Nacional Montevideo from Uruguay in Copa Libertadores Playoff second leg. The match is Thursday, May 5, from 1:45 GMT at the stadium “Arena Corinthians” in Sao Paulo. On April 28, both teams fielded no winner in the first leg in Montevideo (0:0) and now you have to check which of them is more worthy to qualify to 1/4-finals.
Corinthians are one of four Brazilian teams that playing in the tournament. Adenor Leonardo Bacchi’s men performed very strongly at home in the group stage by winning all three of their matches. Most impressive was the success over CD Cobresal from Chile 6:0 in their last home game. Before that, they won 2:0 over Club Cerro Porteño and 1:0 over Santa Fe. Outside Corinthians won only two points, but they were enough to finish in their group in the first place.
The team of Nacional was third in Primeira Divisão Uruguay, and they reach the eighth-finals in the Copa Libertadores is a significant achievement. In the group stage, they have for rivals Rosario, River Plate, and Palmeiras. Nacional recorded two victories over Palmeiras and know perfectly how to defeat the Brazilian team, so you definitely have their chance, “Arena Corinthians”. Against a strong team of River Plate even made two draws, so do not be underestimated.
Nacional is a three-time winner of the Copa Libertadores, but the last time we won it back in 1988. Corinthians triumph much more in the race – in 2012, this is their only title in this tournament. Now they are the favorite in this clash and I think it will be able to eliminate the Uruguayan representative to qualify for the quarter-final.