The Tigre vs Deportivo Anzoátegui Copa Libertadores 2013 match will be this Tuesday, January 29, 2013 (5:15 PM EDT) at the Estadio Jose Antonio Anzoátegui in Venezuela. During their first encounter, Tigre took a slim but valuable 2-1 victory which they will look to defend to qualify into the group stages of the tournament.
Tigre won the first leg of the series when they played at home. This is a team with good wingers, and talented central defenders, but they lack the playmakers and speed top South American teams possess. However, they have what it takes to defeat Anzoátegui if they play on the counter-attack and style an intelligent defensive system.
Deportivo Anzoátegui has a lot of pressure to revert the score at home. In the first leg they scored the first goal of the match after a good counter-attack, but apart from that, the team was slow and without offensive mentality. If they want to access the group stage, they have to play very aggressively because it may take 2 to 3 goals to defeat Tigre.
Tigre vs Deportivo Anzoátegui Prediction
The Tigre vs Deportivo Anzoátegui series is very evenly matched, but the one goal margin Tigre has may be enough to define the winner. Anzoátegui will have the support of their stadium and all the pressure will be on them; but this is a team with a poor offense, and trying to look for 2 goals may cost them at defense. Tigre travels to Venezuela with the sole purpose of defending their one goal lead. If they play a smart counter-attack system they may obtain the goals needed to access the next round. The Tigre vs Deportivo Anzoátegui match will end 2-2 putting Tigre into the next stage.
Tigre vs Deportivo Anzoátegui Television
The Tigre vs Deportivo Anzoátegui Copa Libertadores 2013 match will be televised this Tuesday, January 29, 2013 on Fox Deportes at 5:15 PM Eastern.