The Universidad de Chile vs Deportivo Lara Copa Libertadores 2013 match will be this Tuesday, February 12, 2013 (7:00 PM EDT) at the Estadio Nacional in Chile. Universidad de Chile (CHI) and Deportivo Lara (VEN) will play their first game during the group stages of the Copa Libertadores 2013. They are part of Group 7 which also includes Newell’s Old Boys (ARG) and Olimpia (PAR); the top two teams will advance to the final-16.
Universidad de Chile will host Deportivo Lara from Venezuela this Tuesday. The Chilean team is going through a poor run, and just this past weekend they were defeated 3-0 by Union Española. Although this is a team that is not a favorite to be a title contender, they are still a top-pick to pass into the next round. The ‘U’ won their place in this Libertadores by winning the past Apertura 2012 of their league.
Deportivo Lara has made tremendous steps in the Venezuelan league. This is a team that was founded in 2006, and by 2007 they were already in the first division. In 2010 they made their first Copa Sudamericana appearance, but this year they will make their first Libertadores performance. This is a team with a short history, but one filled with successes.
Universidad de Chile vs Deportivo Lara Prediction
Universidad de Chile has experience in the Copa Libertadores. They receive a team they may know nothing about, but this is what the Libertadores is all about. Deportivo Lara is not going to create big things during the cup, and they are not favorites to clear the group stages. The Universidad de Chile vs Deportivo Lara match will end 2-1 in favor of the home team.
Universidad de Chile vs Deportivo Lara Television
The Universidad de Chile vs Deportivo Lara game will be televised DELAYED this Wednesday, February 13, 2013 on Fox Deportes at 2:00 AM Eastern. Original game is on Tuesday at 7:00 PM Eastern.