Ecuador Serie A, Primera Etapa
Massive game in Quito tonight. Liga and Deportivo will get up to date in the league, as they play their postponed match, a match that could prove crucial to their title dreams. Both teams are in with a chance of finishing the First Stage on the top position, thus qualifying for the final, but only LDU has real chances of doing so, therefore the pressure is on them. With a win here, they will go past Emelec at the top, and will only need to win in the last round to secure their place in the final. But even so, I don't expect an all-in attitude from them, as they usually take a careful approach in these derbies, and will take their time to find a goal, instead of throwing away every ounce of caution. For Deportivo, the title is just a fantasy at the moment. They need to win here, as well as in the last round, while also hoping that Emelec and LDU won't win their last match. So despite mathematically possible, the final is far away... But they won't move aside, as I'm sure they will enjoy tripping their local rivals on their way to the title. I'm going with the under again, because this trend of few goals in the derbies has been paying off so far, and LDU is a very compact team, only 2 of their last 10 matches in the league ending with more than 2 goals. And while Deportivo might seem a bit more spectacular, in the matches against the big names of the championship (Emelec, LDU, Cuenca and Barcelon), they only have 1 over from 7 games. Also, with just 1 of their last 10 direct meetings ending with more than 2 goals, and with today's match being played on neutral ground as a sanction for LDU, I think we can again count on a very closed match, with few goals. GL!
under 2.25 goals @ 1.90, 3/10Result: 0-1, WON