Argentine side San Lorenzo is heavily favoured Thursday night against Ecuador club Independiente del Valle. I like the hosts to win by a pair, so cue the handicap markets.
After losing its first match of the 2014 Copa Libertadores season away to Botofogo two weeks ago, San Lorenzo is widely expected to come out Thursday night to deliver an emphatic win over Independiente del Valle of Ecuador.
San Lorenzo has since won three straight in the Agrentine top flight, but the odds of 1.33 simply do not provide enough value in the outright sector. However, the -1 at 1.91 looks very attractive, as does as the -2 at 3.60. It certainly offers much more value and is something very much to consider.
The reigning champion of Argentina is 3-1 in domestic play so far this year, and the team has conceded less than a goal per game so far in 2014. I do not anticipate the Ecuadorians to put up much a scrap, and that makes the halftime/fulltime pick at 1.80 more appealing.
The last five San Lorenzo matches have hit the U2.5 total goals mark but the Ecuadorian outfit isn't the strongest team in the group. As a result, I expect the over to hit. It's currently paying 2.00 over at William Hill.
The visitors are currently fourth in their domestic league with a record of 3-1-2. They drew 2-2 at home in their opening Libertadores match against Chilean side Union Club Espanola.
Live in-play betting is available for this match at William Hill, which will include second-to-second statistical updates.