The Peñarol vs Velez Sarsfield Copa Libertadores 2013 match will be this Tuesday, February 26, 2013 (5:30 PM EDT) at the Estadio Centenario in Uruguay. Peñarol (URU) and Velez Sarsfield (ARG) will play their third game during the group stages of the Copa Libertadores 2013. They are part of Group 4 which also includes Deportes Iquique (CHI) and Emelec (ECU); the top two teams will advance to the final-16.
Peñarol has won both of its Copa Libertadores matches, a 2-1 away win at Iquique, and a 1-0 home win over Emelec (where the Ecuadorian side argued they were poisoned before the match). This puts the Uruguayan side in first place of Group 4, with 6 points. A win over Velez would put Peñarol 6 points ahead of the third placed team; with only 3 more games remaining, Peñarol would be extremely close to the knockout stages of the Copa Libertadores.
Velez Sarsfield started off the Copa Libertadores with an away loss at Emelec, but recovered by destroying Iquique 3-0 at home. Now, they face a very important match in Uruguay, a loss is not acceptable, as it could threaten their chances to advance in the Copa Libertadores.
To further complicate things for Velez Sarsfield, their recent form in the Argentinian league has been bad, with 2 losses in its last 2 matches. Velez is focusing on the Copa Libertadores, and a negative result against Peñarol could ruin the entire season.
Peñarol vs Velez Sarsfield Prediction
Peñarol is perfect in the Copa Libertadores, and wants to maintain that perfect run. Velez Sarsfield cannot afford to lose this match. This will be a tight encounter where the home fans will be rowdy. The Peñarol vs Velez Sarsfield match will end in a 1-1 draw that benefits the Argentinian side.
Peñarol vs Velez Sarsfield Television
The Peñarol vs Velez Sarsfield 2013 match will be televised LIVE this Tuesday, February 26, 2013 on Fox Deportes at 5:30 PM Eastern.