The Corinthians vs San Jose de Oruro Copa Libertadores 2013 match will be this Wednesday, February 20, 2013 (8:00 PM EDT) at the Estadio Jesus Bermudez in Bolivia. Corinthians (BRA) and San Jose de Oruro (BOL) will play their first game during the group stages of the Copa Libertadores 2013. They are part of Group 5 which also includes Xolos of Tijuana (MEX) and Millonarios (COL); the top two teams will advance to the final-16.
The Brazilian club Corinthians from Sao Paulo is ready to begin another successful Libertadores journey when they play Bolivia’s San Jose. Corinthians won the last edition of the Copa Libertadores, and in December they defeated Chelsea to take the Clubs World Cup, meaning this is the favorite team to win this tournament. This is an extremely talented squad who has a deadly offense lead by Paolo Guerrero and Alexandre Pato.
San Jose de Oruro may not be a well known team, but the team from Bolivia returns to Libertadores action after 5 years. The biggest threat in this team is the altitude they play in, as they play in over 12,000 feet and this could cause the opponent some harm. San Jose will have a difficult match to obtain at least a point, but if they play a good defensive scheme, a tie is a possibility.
Corinthians vs San Jose de Oruro Prediction
Corinthians is the team to beat this Libertadores; they are the reigning champs, plus they recently won the Clubs World Cup. San Jose de Oruro is a difficult opponent who will use the advantage of the altitude to earn at least a point, but in reality, Corinthians has the advantage in experience and talent. The Corinthians vs San Jose de Oruro match will end 2-0 in favor of the visiting team.
Corinthians vs San Jose de Oruro Television
The Corinthians vs San Jose de Oruro 2013 match will be televised LIVE this Wednesday, February 20, 2013 on Fox Deportes at 8:00 PM Eastern.