Libertad vs. Atletico Paranaense Pick & Prediction JUN 28TH 2022

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Athletico Paranaense vs. Libertad: to take advantage

The round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores begins and 16 teams will fight to keep all the glory. Indeed, one of the most exciting clashes will be between Athletico Paranense and Libertad from Paraguay who will meet in Brazil.

On the one hand, Luis Felipe Scolari's team is one of the clear favorites in sports predictions to qualify for the quarterfinals, although they will have to raise their performance considering that they did not have the best performance in the group stage. Indeed, he will have to rescue a good result that allows him to travel to Paraguay with some comfort.

For its part, Libertad arrives with a certain advantage considering that it ended as group leader and will define the key towards the quarterfinals as a local. Ninety minutes where anything can happen.

Last Paranaense matches

The Brazilian Hurricane is going through a great moment from the sporting point of view, taking into account that it remains the protagonist in the double competition. On the one hand, in the domestic tournament he is still one of the top candidates in sports predictions. Likewise, in the Copa Libertadores they could not stay with the group, although they made enough merits to advance to the round of 16 as their fans expected.

So far, the Brasileirao tournament is a great success for Luis Felipe Scolari and his direction, considering that he remains in third place in the standings with 21 points in thirteen games played. Likewise, Paranaense had six wins, three draws and four falls with 13 goals scored and the same number of goals conceded, which reflects some defensive weaknesses that must be corrected in the medium term if it wants to maintain its level.

The last duels of Paranaense in the Brasileirao were as follows: they fell 2-1 against Fluminense, defeated Avaí 2-1, beat Cuiabá 1-0, tied 2-2 against Santos, beat Juventude 3-1, tied goalless against Fortaleza, 1-1 against Corinthians and defeated Coritiba 1-0, on the last day.

For its part, in the Copa Libertadores, Paranaense finished as an escort for Libertad with the same number of points, although the key was the goal difference. The Hurricane had three wins, one draw and two defeats with 8 goals scored and seven conceded. In the debut, Paranaense equalized goalless against Caracas, beat The Strongest 1-0, fell by the same result against Libertad, was thrashed 5-0 against The Strongest at the height of La Paz. And, against all sports betting, beat Libertad 2-0 in Brazil and closed with a 5-1 versus Caracas.

Last Libertad matches

Pedro Sarabia's team surprised locals and strangers by prevailing as the leader in Group B of the Copa Libertadores despite the fact that sports betting gave Paranaense as a candidate to lead. To make matters worse, he remains the undisputed leader in the Apertura de Paraguay tournament, which reflects the excellent performance of Libertad so far this semester.

In the local tournament, Libertad has accumulated 51 points in 20 games played with an advantage of four points over his pursuer, Cerro Porteño. Gumarelo obtained 16 wins, three draws and just one loss in the domestic tournament with 44 goals scored and 14 conceded, being the team with the greatest scoring power.

The last clashes of Libertad in the local tournament were as follows: they thrashed Tacuary 3-0, beat Sportivo Ameliano 3-1, defeated Nacional 1-0, drew 1-1 against Guaraní, defeated Guaireña 2-0 and thrashed Sol de América 3-0 on the last day.

On the other hand, in the Copa Libertadores Libertad won from the first moment in a group that seemed more complicated than it really was. Gumarelo debuted with a 1-1 draw against The Strongest, defeated Caracas 2-1 and Paranaense 1-0, lost by the same result against Caracas, lost 2-0 against Paranaense and thrashed The Strongest 4-1.

Indeed, Libertad collected ten points with three wins, one draw and two losses with eight goals scored and six conceded, which allowed them to obtain a +2 goal difference and qualify for the round of 16 as group leader.

Background between both

Athletico Paranaense and Libertad played four games in the Copa Libertadores with three Brazilian wins and one Paraguayan victory. Likewise, at the Arena de Baixada Stadium they met twice with two local victories for Athletico Paranaense.

One thing to keep in mind when it comes to sports betting is that the last match between the two at the Arena de Baixada was with the local victory of Paranaense 2-0 during the group stage of the current edition of the Copa Libertadores.

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Pablo and Christian are the favorites of the Copa Libertadores predictions to convert against Libertad. Indeed, both players are Paranaense's top scorers with two goals each in the competition. Also, Neck, Cannobio and Terans have a goal each and can be a surprise.

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Lorenzo Melgarejo and Junior Mendieta are Libertad's top scorers with two goals each in the tournament. Likewise, Cardozo, Merlini and Riveros each scored a goal and are players to watch closely.

Sports bets

The main bookmakers agree on the favoritism of Paranaense in the Copa Libertadores predictions. Indeed, the local victory of the Brazilians offers a quota of 1.80, placing the tie at 3.50 and the away victory of Libertad at 4.33.

Taking into account that these are two teams that know each other very well, the double chance is a good option so as not to be left empty-handed. Paranaense or tie offer 1.20, tie or Libertad 1.90 and Paranaense or Libertad 1.28.

If both teams convert, the amount to be received will be 1.95, while the correct score of 1-0 in favor of Paranaense is the favorite result with an odd of 6.50.

Schedules and television

Argentina: Tuesday, June 28, 9:30 p.m. Star+.

Colombia: 7:30 p.m. Star+.

United States: 8:30 p.m. beIN Sports.

Paraguay: 8:30 p.m. Star+.

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