Deportivo Tachira and independiente del Valle are set to square off at Polideportivo de Pueblo Nuevo this week in their first leg fixture of the Copa Sudamericana quarter finals. Match day schedules for August 3 at 03:30 EAT.
The hosts remain fourth in the Venezuelan Primera Division table but have now fallen six points adrift of league leaders Metropolitanos. Alexandre Pallares’s men have failed to find the back of the net for the third time in four games and could only manage a share of the spoils in San Cristobal.
Deportivo Tachira prepares for this fixture off the back of 1-1 Copa Sudamericana stalemate with Santos in their last game. In that match, Tachira had 48% possession, 15 shots with four of them on target and a goal scored by Anthony Uribe (27’) Santos got 20 shots with four of them on target and a goal scored by Marcos Leonardo(69’) .
On the other side, Independiente has dropped to the seventh place in the Ecuador Liga Pro standings with seven points so far, three points shy of top spot after four rounds of matches. Tuesday’s visitors now go in search of consecutive wins on the road for the second time in the space of the last 30 days.
Independiente del Valle held each other to 0-0 Copa Sudamericana stalemate with Lanús in their previous outing. In that match, Independiente had 53% possession and 12 shots with four of them on target while Lanus got seven shots with two of them on target.
Deportivo Tachira vs. Independiente head to head
This will be the first head to head meeting between Deportivo Tachira and Independiente del Valle.
Here are their last five encounters:
- Tachira 0-0 Caracas
- La Guaira 0-0 Tachira
- Tachira 3-0 Metropolitanos
- Portuguesa 0-0 Tachira
- Santos 2-4 Tachira
- Ind. del Valle 1-1 Barcelona
- Imbabura 1-3 Ind. del Valle
- Aucas 5-0 Ind. del Valle
- Emelec 2-3 Ind. del Valle
- Ind. del Valle 2-0 Cumbaya
Deportivo Tachira team news
Manager Álex Pallarés has no fitness concerns or suspension concerns ahead of this game.
Independiente del Valle team news
The hosts as well will take to the pitch with a fully fit squad.
Prediction and odds
We are backing a draw in this game as both sides appear to be in similar form with two wins, two loses and two draws in their last six matches.
- Deportivo Tachira Win
- Both teams to score