Sporting Cristal vs Barcelona SC
Copa Libertadores Qualification
Date: Friday, 14 February 2020
Kick-off at 00:30 UK / 01:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Alberto Gallardo (Lima).
Sporting Cristal have all but confirmed their exit from the tournament following their dismal 4-0 defeat in the first leg. With just pride left to play for, expect the hosts to salvage a consolation win this week.
Sporting Cristal vs Barcelona SC Head to head (h2h)
Their only previous meeting was the first leg of this clash, which Barcelona SC won 4-0.
Sporting Cristal vs Barcelona SC Prediction
Sporting Cristal were left humiliated at the last blast of the whistle after Barcelona SC ran riot over them with a whopping 4-0 scorecard. The hosts were virtually invisible in the final third throughout the ninety minutes and miserably finished the clash with just two measly shots on target.
It is also worth mentioning that the home team have now stumbled in four of the last six fixtures in all competitions.
On the other hand, Barcelona SC have been tasting nothing but success in their previous three games on the trot. Impressively, the visitors have also admitted defeat just once in their last six matchups.
Be that as it may, the guests have been alternating between wins and defeats in their past five outings. Furthermore, Barcelona SC have failed to secure the bragging rights in half of their previous ten trips on the road.
In sharp contrast, Sporting Cristal have been a confident bunch on home soil. As a matter of fact, they have been at the losing end in just one of their last ten games here and are also unbeaten in their past three.
And to be frank, the damage has already been done. Overturning a four-goal deficit is without a doubt near herculean, especially against a foe of this stature.
As such, Barcelona SC are unlikely to field a strong starting eleven, this week, which means that Sporting Cristal are the favorites to edge past the visitors in this one.
Additionally, the hosts have not kept a clean sheet in any of their past four games here. They have also conceded six goals from those aforementioned clashes alone.
Meanwhile, Barcelona SC have scored eight goals from their previous six outings. Given that they did score four past this foe in the reverse fixture, count on the visitors to bag one or two more come Friday as well.