Universidad Católica vs Independiente del Valle, match for the second round of the second phase of the Copa Sudamericana.
The Universidad Católica team had the week free for preparation for this confrontation. The weekend duel for the fourteenth round of the Chilean Championship with Unión Española, who was also involved in the second round of the Copa Sudamericana, was postponed to June 2. It was a manoeuvre of the Chilean Federation to help its affiliates.
With 31 points, Universidad Católica is leading the national tournament with three points ahead in the comparison with Colo Colo, second placed, which has one more game.
They cannot, however, repeat this performance as a home-team. In the ranking that only counts the results that the 16 participants of the division of elite of the Chilean soccer obtain in their stadiums, the Universidad Católica is in the fifth position.
Out of the 18 points that were disputed in the condition of home-team, they won 13.
Independiente del Valle
The Independiente del Valle did not take his foot off the accelerator after the thrashing of the Chilean team. On Sunday, May 26, they didn’t repeat a big result, but scored three points by defeating the Delfin away from home by 1 to 0, in a confrontation for the fifteenth round of the qualifying round of the Pro League Opening Tournament, the first round of the Ecuadorian Championship.
It established, in this way, a sequence of three victories without conceding a single goal. It reached the level of 33 points in the local tournament.
It divides the leadership with Barcelona, although it stays with the second position when taken into account the criteria of tie-breaker.
The advantage in comparison with Emelec, ninth placed and first team outside the zone of classification for second phase, is of comfortable 13 points.
As a visitor, the club’s performance is slightly lower. Independiente del Valle is in third place in the Pro League ranking, which only considers the results of the 16 participants in the competition outside their stadiums.
Out of the 24 points disputed in the condition of visitor, they reaped 14.
The prognostic for the success of Independiente del Valle is the best guessing option for the clash that concludes the schedule of the second round of the second phase of the Copa Sudamericana.