The Chilean League is becoming increasingly prestigious, and South American soccer fans know it. Special attention is being paid to this season that has already begun in the South American country, where the second day of action will begin with several matches to follow closely.
The Audax Italiano vs Copiapo match summons us at the Estadio del Bicentenario de La Florida, where the team playing at home seeks to become strong and be well-prepared for one of the objectives of this semester: the Copa Sudamericana. On the other hand, the visiting team will be looking to change the mood after an erratic start to the year.
Without further ado, at JefeBet we present you the predictions, odds and all the information about both teams, who are looking for a victory to avoid being left behind in the Chilean League standings.
Predictions, Odds, and Betting Preview for the Audax Italiano vs Copiapo Chilean Primera Division Matchday 2 Game on January 29, 2023
- Where: Estadio Bicentenario Municipal de La Florida – La Florida, Chile
- When: Sunday, January 29, 2023, 5.30 PM E.T.
- Moneyline: Audax Italiano (-139) / Tie (+260) / Copiapó (+335)
- Asian Handicap: Audax Italiano (-0.75, -105) / Copiapó (+0.75, -122)
- Over/Under (2.5): Over (-113) / Under (-115)
- Both teams score: Yes (-124) / No (-109)
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Audax Italiano Preview
Audax Italiano almost got off on the right foot in the Chilean Primera Division, but a last-minute goal denied them the three points from its visit to Palestino, which ended in a 1-1 draw. However, under the guidance of Argentine coach, Manuel Fernandez, the team made a good impression and was able to make a Chilean soccer glory debut, Marcelo Diaz, two-time champion of America with his national team. El Chelo played as a libero in a system of three defenders.
The two Argentinian strikers, Gonzalo Ríos and Gonzalo Sosa, who were brought in as new recruits, also played some minutes in the team’s last match.
Probable lineup (3-4-3): Tomás Ahumada; Bastián Tapia, Marcelo Díaz, Fabián Torres; Nicolás Fernández, Marco Collao, Matías Sepúlveda, Roberto Cereceda; Gonzalo Álvarez, Luis Riveros, Michael Fuentes.
Everything that comes this year will be a gain for Club de Deportes Copiapo, a relatively new institution that is just over two decades old and that in 2022 achieved a historic promotion to the Chilean Primera Division, after defeating Cobreloa in the final.
The coach is Argentine Héctor Almandoz, who has been reinforced with Luis Cabrera, from Coquimbo; Ecuadorian Reiner Castro, from Temuco, and Felipe Reynero, from Ñublense, among others.
The team’s debut could not have been worse. Copiapo was up against none other than Colo Colo, who defeated them 5-2, despite scoring receiving two goals against.
Probable lineup (3-4-3): Richard Leyton; Agustín Ortiz, Diego García, Juan José Contreras; Luis Cabrera Figueroa, Reiner Castro Barrera, Iván Rozas, Ian Toro Ibarra; Felipe Reynero, Maximiliano Quinteros, Isaac Díaz.
Audax Italiano has a high level of hierarchy in all its lines and a coach committed to an idea of game. It will be difficult for Copiapo to take anything away from its visit to La Florida, although it did show some goal scoring power. However, at JefeBet we believe that the home team will win this match.
Prediction: Audax Italiano wins 2-1.
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