Vasco vs Universidad de Chile Soccer Prediction Today
The teams are in group 5, which also has Racing (Argentina) and Cruzeiro (Brazil), who have already made the debut match. The Argentines, at home, scored 4-2 and took the lead in the standings.
The Cruz-Maltese team had to go through two qualifying stages before reaching the group stage. He overcame, in great difficulties, the Universidad de Concepción, also in Chile, with victories at home and abroad. Then he was frightened by Jorge Wilsterman of Bolivia. After winning at home by 4 to 0, he lost on the same score as a visitor. Only advanced by winning the decision by penalties.
Thinking of the match on Tuesday, coach Zé Ricardo has climbed a reserve team for the match on Saturday, March 10, by the Rio Cup, the second round of the Carioca Championship. Even so, Vasco defeated Madureira by 3 to 1, taking the lead of group B with ten points (three wins, a draw and a loss).
With only one round left for the end of the qualifying round, the vacancy is still not guaranteed. Flamengo and Cabofriense are soon behind in the fight for the two places that the key concedes in the semifinals of the second round. The fact that the final game is a classic against Botafogo leaves Vasco threatened with elimination.
It’s not exactly a problem. Also because after the confrontation of this Tuesday, the Vasco will have three weeks without games by the Liberators and can dedicate itself with greater interest to the Championship Carioca.
University of Chile
The Universidad de Chile did not need to scale reserves to preserve its best players. He managed to do this thanks to the table of the Chilean Championship. His most recent game was on March 4, when, at home, he beat Antofagasta 2-0.
After debuting with defeat, he scored a series of four successes that led him to second place with 12 points. They are three less than Universidad Católica, a leader and only one with 100% use in the tournament, which is still in its initial stage.
This allowed Argentine coach Guillermo Hoyos more preparation time before his debut in the 2018 edition of the Copa Libertadores.
The coach has used a tactical scheme with three defenders, four midfielders and three athletes with more freedom to attack, although they are also required to assist in attempting to recover the ball when possession is at the opponent’s feet.
Of that offensive trio, the best known name is Mauricio Pinilla, 34, who was responsible for kicking the ball in the game between Brazil and Chile in the 2014 World Cup, which, if successful, could eliminate the Brazilian national team. He even came to defend Vasco in the 2008 season. The passage was brief and without great success. He only played three official matches and did not even swing the net wearing the shirt of the team from Rio.
Soccer Prediction of the Day Vasco vs Universidad de Chile
The goalless draw with Fluminense for the Campeonato Carioca, coach Zé Ricardo, before a team that has three defenders, decided to mirror the tactic and also put his team in the same system. It was a good test and a sign that he can repeat the plan against Universidad de Chile. As Cruzeiro and Racing are considered the favorites to qualify in Group 5, victory is considered essential. Acting at home, cross-maltin is the best guess
Prediction Today: Vasco