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Xolos Tijuana vs San Jose de Oruro Copa Libertadores 2013 – April 3, 2013

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The Xolos Tijuana vs San Jose de Oruro Copa Libertadores 2013 match will be this Wednesday, April 3, 2013 (6:45 PM EDT) at the Estadio Jesus Bermudez in Bolivia.  This will be the fifth match for both squads in the 2013 edition of the Libertadores.  They are part of Group 5 which also includes Corinthians (BRA) and Millonarios (COL); the top two teams in the group will advance into the next round.

Xolos of Tijuana is ready for their second-to-last match in the group stages of the Copa Libertadores when they visit San Jose de Oruro.  Tijuana is currently in 1st place of Group 5 with 9 points, even after losing on their last game against Corinthians 3-0.  With a win in Oruro, Xolos will qualify into the next round, thus expanding their short but extremely successful history as a club.  To do so, they will have to face San Jose at an altitude of 12,000 ft.  This will be an issue considering Xolos play home at sea level, and most importantly that San Jose has still not lost at home in this competition.

San Jose de Oruro played a wonderful game on their last Libertadores match when they defeated Millonarios, 2-0.  That victory keeps their hopes of qualifying into the next round alive, even against their group rivals Xolos and Corinthians.  San Jose needs to obtain the 3 points on Wednesday night in order to have a chance of qualifying, while anything else equals a proud ‘good-bye’.

Xolos Tijuana vs San Jose de Oruro Prediction

Club Tijuana is on a terrible run in their domestic league in which they have lost 5 out of their last 7 games.  This was magnified in the Libertadores when they lost to Corinthians 3-0.  However, this is still a top-caliber team, and their focus has always been on the international competition.  San Jose de Oruro has done reasonably well in their league, however, they lack the talent and experience needed to be successful in the Libertadores.  The Xolos Tijuana vs San Jose de Oruro match will end in a 2-0 win for the visiting team.

Xolos Tijuana vs San Jose de Oruro Television

The Xolos Tijuana vs San Jose de Oruro match will be televised LIVE this Wednesday, April 3, 2013 on Fox Deportes at 6:45 PM Eastern.