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Bitesize Prediction: Bolivar vs Palestino – 29/05/24

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 27 May 2024

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Competition: Copa Libertadores

Market: Bolivar win

Odds: 4/11 @ BetUS

Looking to officially book their Copa Libertadores knockout stage ticket with a final Group E statement, Bolivar will welcome Palestino to the Estadio Hernando Siles in the early hours of Wednesday.

Starting with the hosts, why Bolivar might have been disappointed as they had to settle for a Primera Division silver medal finish last season, the Blues have continued to shine on the Copa Libertadores stage. Mustering 10 points from their five Group G appearances and with one foot firmly placed in the knockout stage, Flavio Robatto’s men are rightfully pencilled in as a landslide contender here. Picking up some perfect momentum over the weekend as they cruised their way to a routine 4-0 romp against Santa Cruz while on Clausura, the Academy have suffered just a single defeat from any of their previous eight appearances across all competitions. With their recent purple patch underlined by a 4-1 victory against Tomayapo on May 19th, Bolivar will be excited by their continued success on home soil. In fact, along with winning all of their last three showdowns at the Estadio Hernando Siles by an aggregate score of 10-2, it should also be noted that Wednesday’s hosts are unbeaten in all of their previous 18 straight matchups in front of their own supporters – a run that stems all the at back to August 2023.

As for the visitors, heading into their final Group E appearance with their goal difference keeping them outside the top-two, Palestino face what is a major must-win showdown in the early hours of Wednesday. Although the Tricolor might have sprung a famous Copa Libertadores upset on May 8th as they secured a gritty 1-0 victory against Brazilian giants Flamengo, the Santiago-based outfit have failed to use that performance as a platform to build on. Last seen over the weekend slumping to a 1-0 defeat at home against Union Espanola, Vitamina Sanchez’s men have suffered back-to-back defeats for the first time since the start of April. Struggling to find any kind of stability this season, Palestino have also shown some extended issues on the road. Including a 2-0 defeat against Colo Colo in their most recent showdown outside of Santiago, Wednesday’s guests certainly have a real challenge on their hands here. Hit with a 4-0 drumming when they met Bolivar for their reverse Group E battle on April 5th, we are expecting a similar home victory in midweek.

Bet: Bolivar 4/11 to beat Palestino in Wednesday’s Copa Libertadores showdown @ BetUS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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