Alianza Lima are in action against Fortaleza in Thursday’s Copa Libertadores clash.
To see all of our predictions, user poll & stats for Alianza Lima v Fortaleza, scroll down - plus the latest betting odds.
Alianza Lima enter this game coming off the back of a 1-1 Copa Libertadores draw versus Colo-Colo.
It’s been seldom in recent times that Alianza Lima have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that Alianza Lima have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, shipping 10 goals in the process.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Botafogo in Serie A action, Fortaleza and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Fortaleza managed 37% possession and 10 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Fortaleza was Moisés (14'). Botafogo got 12 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Erison (42'), Patrick de Paula (89') and Daniel Borges (94') scored for Botafogo.
The stats tell the story, and Fortaleza have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 7 goals overall. In defence, Fortaleza have clearly had some problems. It will be interesting to find out whether or not that trend can be sustained here.
Team News: Alianza Lima
The Alianza Lima manager Carlos Bustos has no fitness concerns at all ahead of this match owing to a completely injury-free squad to choose from.
Team News: Fortaleza
Thanks to a fully healthy squad to choose from, the Fortaleza manager Juan Vojvoda does not have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this clash.
Our feeling is that Alianza Lima will have to perform well to get anything against this Fortaleza outfit who we think will likely just have the edge.
We’re going for a narrow 0-1 win for Fortaleza when the full-time whistle blows.
Let’s see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Alejandro Villanueva (33,938)
Captain: Josepmir Ballón
Chairman: Miguel Pons
Manager: Carlos Bustos
Competitions: Copa Libertadores (Group F)