The Botafogo vs San Lorenzo Copa Libertadores match will take place this Tuesday, February 11, 2014 (2:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Maracana. Botafogo from Brazil and San Lorenzo from Argentina will inaugurate the group stages of the Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2014 in what has the elements necessary to be a nice game to open the competition.
The ‘Fogão’ and the ‘Matadores’ will open Group 2 at the majestic Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. These two teams on paper are the most talented and the ones favored to qualify into the knock-out stages. The other two sides which form part of the group are Union Española (CHI) and Independiente del Valle (ECU).
San Lorenzo de Almagro will have a difficult debut during this Libertadores as they face a top Brazilian squad who just last week defeated Deportivo Quito 4-0. The team coached by Edgardo Bauza is the reigning Argentine league champion, and with that resume, they are expected to be a top title contender.
While San Lorenzo is favored to win Group 2, Botafogo will also be a close competitor. The team coached by Eduardo Hungaro demonstrated in the pre-groups stage that his side is in top form, and ready to face the prestigious tournament. Against Deportivo Quito, the Brazilian side played very offensively, where Wallyson had a brilliant performance sealed by a hattrick. This Tuesday, it is expected that Hungaro lines-up with the same players from last week, which means Botafogo will play offensively in front of their fans.
Botafogo vs San Lorenzo Prediction
The Botafogo vs San Lorenzo match will be one of the must-watch games during the first week of play in the Libertadores. Both sides have overly talented squads, and both teams are not only favorites to win Group 2, but also to go deep into the competition. This Tuesday, Botafogo will dominate as they are the home team, and they are more pressured to earn a win as the home side. The Botafogo vs San Lorenzo match will end in a 2-1 win for the Brazilians.
Botafogo vs San Lorenzo TV Schedule
The Botafogo vs San Lorenzo match will be televised on FOX Deportes at 2:00 PM Pacific.
Botafogo vs San Lorenzo Highlights
The Botafogo vs San Lorenzo video highlights will be posted soon after the end of the match.