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Sunday, 16 December, 2018

Goal droughts to continue for Universidad and Vasco

Copa Sudamericana qualification hangs in the balance for both

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Copa Libertadores 
1.30am Tuesday night

Universidad de Chile and Vasco da Gama have struggled for consistency in this year’s Copa Libertadores and backing a game short of goals looks a sensible option for Tuesday night's clash.

The hosts require victory, a Cruzeiro defeat and a 16-goal swing to qualify for the competition’s first knockout phase, so third spot and a place in the Copa Sudamericana is their realistic aim.

Vasco can also secure third position in Group E but only a victory gives them any hope.

It could be a cagey affair and with the outfits having scored just three goals between them in ten Copa Libertadores matches this season, a goalfest seems highly unlikely.

Universidad de Chile edged the reverse fixture against Vasco da Gama 1-0 on matchday one but they have since suffered a 7-0 annihilation by second-placed Cruzeiro so are far from convincing favourites.

They have not won by more than a single goal in any of their last 14 encounters in all competitions, while Vasco da Gama have drawn blanks in three of their last four cup games.

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Third spot and a place in the Copa Sudamericana is their realistic aim
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