Copa Ciudad de Rosario
FBC Melgar are the foreign guests for this edition of Copa Ciudad de Rosario, which will be held in Argentina, along Rosario Central, Atletico Rafaela and Colon de Santa Fe. Melgar is a Peruvian team that usually finishes in the bottom end of the standings. They are at an average level at best, and suffer a lot when playing away from home, in cities without high altitude (Arequipa, their home city is situated at around 2300 meters of altitude), although last season they did manage to have a more than decent record as visitors. Also, some injury worries for them tonight, as central defender Federico Garcia is injured, same as striker Di Cosmo. Rosario Central are currently playing in the Segunda Division of Argentina, but are solid candidates for at least a promotion play-off spot. Very strong team at home, with 5 victories from 8 matches, and undefeated yet. And with all due respect to Melgar, they don't seem better than a lot of the Segunda teams. Pretty much full squad is expected for Rosario, with their top-scorer Gonzalo Castillejos expected to command the offense. This should be a tough road match for Melgar, and since it's just a friendly tournament in the pre-season, their motivation could not be very high. Not the same applies for Rosario, as they are the hosts of this competition, and I'm sure they will be motivated to win it. Don't think they will lose this one, so the DNB looks like a solid bet. GL!
Rosario DNB @ 1.75, 2/10Result: 2-0, WON