The Tolima vs Universidad Cesar Vallejo Copa Libertadores 2013 match will be this Thursday, January 24, 2013 (7:15 PM EDT) at the Estadio Manuel Murillo Toro in Colombia. 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 6.
Deportes Tolima will be the first of three Colombian teams who participate in this year’s Libertadores tournament. Tolima will play in their 6th Copa Libertadores, where in 2011 they made their latest appearance. This is a team who has enough to enter the group stages but lacks in talent to go far into the tournament.
The Peruvian side, Cesar Vallejo, will play their first ever Copa Libertadores match on Thursday night. This is a team with a good defense and who also signed reinforcements in all their lines. Cesar Vallejo will attempt to go deep in their first tournament, but this will be difficult considering their strength, talent, and experience in this high-caliber tournaments. The winner of the series will advance to Group 6 composed of Santa Fe (COL), Cerro Porteño (PAR), and Real Garcilaso (PER).
Tolima vs Universidad Cesar Vallejo Prediction
The Tolima vs Cesar Vallejo series will be a difficult contest for both sides. Tolima will have the advantage on Thursday night since they play at home, but the Peruvian team will give it all to access into the group stages in their first Libertadores tournament. The Tolima vs Universidad Cesar Vallejo match will end 2-1 in favor of the Colombian team.
Tolima vs Universidad Cesar Vallejo Television
The Tolima vs Universidad Cesar Vallejo Copa Libertadores match will be televised this Thursday, January 24, 2013 on Fox Deportes at 7:15 PM Eastern.