The Velez Sarsfield vs Emelec Copa Libertadores 2013 match will be this Tuesday, February 12, 2013 (7:30 PM EDT) at the Estadio George Capwell in Ecuador. Velez (ARG) and Emelec (ECU) will play their first game during the group stages of the Copa Libertadores 2013. They are part of Group 4 which also includes Peñarol (URU) and Iquique (CHI); the top two teams will advance to the final-16.
Velez Sarsfield, reigning Argentine league champions, will play a difficult match in Guayaquil, Ecuador against Emelec. Velez is one of the top teams in the tournament, therefore they will have the pressure to make quick points to be in a position of qualifying into the final-16. Velez Sarsfield could have the debut of star midfielder, Fernando Gago who has played for Boca Juniors, Real Madrid, Roma, and Valencia.
Emelec, along with Barcelona, is one of the top teams in the rising Ecuadorian league. After 3 games this season, they have a perfect mark of 9 out of 9 points, and an amazing 10 goals. This is a team that is going through a good moment, and their home advantage will serve as a good obstacle against Velez.
Velez Sarsfield vs Emelec Prediction
Velez Sarsfield is a serious title contender as one of the tournament’s biggest teams. They have a talented squad who will have a difficult opponent in Emelec this Tuesday. Emelec will have the home advantage but they will not have what it takes to defeat the visitors. The Velez Sarsfield vs Emelec match will end 2-0 in favor of the visiting team.
Velez Sarsfield vs Emelec Television
The Velez Sarsfield vs Emelec game will be televised LIVE this Tuesday, February 12, 2013 on Fox Deportes at 7:30 PM EDT.