Brazilian Cup winner Flamengo tries to rebound from its opening match loss as it hosts Ecuadorian champion Emelec at the Maracana Wednesday at 8pm EST.
South America's premier club competition continues with a quartet of matches available to wager on over at William Hill. The Flamengo vs Emelec encounter offers the more recognizable names of Wednesday's tilts, and the Rio de Janeiro based side is favoured here to win.
The Brazilian top flight is not yet back, but the less-competitive state championship has been running for some time with Flamengo sitting perched atop the Campeonato Carioca on the back of three straight victories.
The Mengão lost their opening Libertadores match to Mexican side Leon by a 2-1 score after going a man down 12 minutes in, and they will need a victory here tonight in front of what will be a lively a home crowd or face an uphill battle to stay in contention.
They are offered at a low 1.65, which doesn't exactly exude big value, but more can be had with the draw/Flamengo result in the halftime/fulltime setor at 4.33.
A draw result is presently listed at 3.50, also at the same firm. However, keep in mind that Flamengo hasn't drawn a game in any competition in its last eight matches.
The visitor win in the 1x2 sector sees odds of 5.00 for the Ecuadorean outfit to take full points away from the Maracana, and 2.15 in the double chance. Emelec is the current champion of its domestic league and it won its opening match two weeks ago over Club Bolivar of La Paz with a 2-1 result.
In addition to the home victory, consider the both teams to score pick at 2.15 instead of the over 2.5. Even if the game ends in a 1-1, you won't require that nailbiting third goal to crack.