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LDU Quito vs Gremio Copa Libertadores 2013 – First Leg

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The LDU Quito vs Gremio Copa Libertadores match will be this Wednesday, January 23, 2013 (7:00 PM EDT) at the Estadio LDU.  This will be the first encounter between these two teams as they face-off in the preliminary round of the Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2013 for one ticket to Group 8.

LDU Quito will play their first game of the Copa Libertadores 2013 at home against Gremio from Brazil.  Although they are qualified into the preliminary stages, Liga de Quito is a strong team that has the talent to go far in this tournament.  They have a recent history of success in the Libertadores and are one of Ecuador’s best teams, therefore they will have a good opportunity when they face Gremio.  Liga de Quito will have the support of their fans and the 3,000 meters of altitude during the first stage of the preliminary round.

The Brazilian team Gremio, will have a hard time to endure to the high altitudes to Quito.  However, they have been training in the Ecuadorian capital for over a week now which will help them in tonight’s game.  Gremio, like all Brazilian representatives, is a very good team which has a difficult opponent in Quito.  They will have to play a defensive style to leave Ecuador with at least one point.  The winner of the series will advance to Group 8 composed of Fluminense (BRA), Huachipato (CHI), and Caracas (VEN).

LDU Quito vs Gremio Prediction

The LDU Quito vs Gremio series is one of the most enticing match-ups in the preliminary round.  Both squads are talented, and both teams have a successful history in the tournament.  The winner will have to play a perfect series, therefore either team could advance.  The LDU Quito vs Gremio match will end 1-1.

LDU Quito vs Gremio Television

The LDU Quito vs Gremio Copa Libertadores 2013 match will be televised this Wednesday, January 23, 2013 on Fox Deportes at 7:00 PM Eastern.