Rosario Central vs Caracas Prediction: Canalla to claim crucial victory

 | Wednesday 15th May 2024, 10:35am

Wednesday 15th May 2024, 10:35am

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The 2024 Copa Libertadores has reached the penultimate round of group matches and there is an important clash taking place at the Estadio Gigante de Arroyito on Thursday (23:00), when Rosario Central host Caracas. 

Rosario are third in Group G, five points behind second-place Penarol and three points ahead of fourth-place Caracas, and the hosts need to win to keep their chances of reaching the last-16 stage of the competition alive. 

Rosario Central vs Caracas Betting Tips

  • Half-Time/Full-Time - Draw/Rosario Central @ 13/5
  • Under 2.5 goals @ 10/11  

Rosario Central vs Caracas Odds

Rosario are the firm 2/11 favourites to pick up the win on home soil, with the draw priced at 9/2 and Caracas 12/1 outsiders to cause an upset.

Both teams to score, which has landed in five of Central's last six matches and two of Caracas's last four outings, is available at 7/4, with this not to happen priced at 2/5.

Former Hull City striker Abel Hernandez is 9/10 to score any time, while the Rosario hitman can also be backed at 11/4 in the first and last goalscorer market.

Team News

Abel Hernandez is set to miss out for Rosario with a thigh injury, while Francis Mac Allister and Agustin Bravo are doubts after sitting out the previous Libertadores encounter.

Wuilker Farinez, Piero Mollica and Ender Echenique were all replaced in Caracas’s starting XI for the last Libertadores clash, and the trio are pushing for recalls.

Half-Time/Full-Time - Draw/Rosario Central @ 13/5

Both Rosario and Caracas have struggled in this year's Copa Libertadores and the first meeting at the Estadio Olimpico de la UCV wasn't a classic, with the pair playing out a 1-1 draw.

Canalla haven't won any of their last six matches in all competitions, losing four and drawing two, while Caracas have gone 15 games without tasting success.

It is seven away assignments without a win for Los Rojos del Avila, though they have at least shown some fight on the road and the scores have been level at the break in four of those contests.

Caracas should have enough to get to the interval tied before Rosario's extra quality shines through in the second half at the Estadio Gigante de Arroyito, a venue they have lost just one of their last 10 Copa Libertadores fixtures.

Draw/Rosario Central at 13/5 Under 2.5 goals @ 10/11

Goals have been in short supply for both teams in this year's competition, with Rosario netting three times from four matches and Caracas managing just two strikes.

The return fixture ended in a 1-1 draw and under 2.5 goals looks like the bet once again, with this bet landing in five of Canalla's last six home assignments and in six of Caracas's eight away outings in 2024.

Under 2.5 goals at 10/11 You can read all our latest Football Betting Tips at our dedicated Betfred Insights content hub.

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