Not one of the high-profile clashes from Ecuador, but a good oportunity for a bet. The two old Serie B rivals will have to face each other in this time, for the second time (Independiente won the first match at home, 1-0). But things have changed a bit since then. Both teams look to be in good form, Loja having 3 matches without defeat, while Independiente have a series of 4, and both recorded exciting victories as visitors at Quito. Loja have 2 consecutive victories, and tonight, a new coach will make his debut, Carlos Habbeger. He worked a lot with his players throughout the week, and he looks set to do a good job at the team. So I expect some even more solid results with him (although Loja are in a great position in the league, sitting on 6th place), and I'm also counting on the 'new coach effect' for a determined performance tonight. Meanwhile, Independiente are second from bottom, but only 5 points behind Loja. But the real blow for today's match comes in the form of suspensions, as they will be missing 3 regular players, all of them quite important to the team: defenders Franklin Corozo and Domingo Martinez, plus midfielder Richard Estigarribia. As I said, important absences, and Loja should know how to take advantage of them. GL!
LDU Loja (-0.75 AH) @ 2.05, 3/10
Result: 3-2, HALF WON