LDU Quito vs Delfín LIVE ONLINE | Copa Sudamericana

LDU Quito was one of the teams that strengthened the most during the transfer market of the Ecuadorian LigaPro, but has not started the season with good results and still has not managed to add three after the first two days, drawing against Aucas later losing to Deportivo Cuenca in the debut. The white team, which signed players like Jhojan Julio, Ricardo Adé, Lisandro Alzugaray and José Angulo, is now seeking its first official victory of 2023 in this 2023 Copa Sudamericana clash against Delfín, where the winner will qualify for the group stage of the tournament continental.

Those led by Luis Zubeldía will trust that they are playing at home, since LDU Quito has lost only one official match at home since the beginning of the season (G12, E7, P1) and that defeat was against Orense by a score of 2-1 in September. Something that undoubtedly should give the League confidence is the fact that it has not lost to Delfín as a local since 2017, reaping a record of G6, E4 since then (in all competitions).

Delfín’s performance at this start of the season is even worse than that of LDU, since it started the season with a 1-1 draw against Orense and has just suffered a crushing 5-0 defeat against Barcelona SC, another of the most laureates from Ecuador. Having to travel from Guayaquil to Quito will surely add even more wear to a Delfin team that is also dragging a streak of seven official matches without winning on rival soil, harvesting only one point in that period (E1, P6).

Delfín’s matches have been characterized by providing a lot of emotion to neutral fans, since each of their last six official matches have ended with scores from both teams or with more than 2.5 goals in total. That has also been the case in six of their last seven games on rival soil, so fans could expect quite a bit of excitement in this game, especially considering what is at stake for both teams.

Players to watch: Winger Alexander Alvarado failed to shine with MLS side Orlando City, but he is one of the big names for LDU Quito and is on the Ecuadorian national team’s radar — he has scored the team’s only goal in that goes from the LigaPro and he did it through a penalty against Aucas. On Delfín’s side, striker Jostin Alman will be the great reference in the cetacean attack despite the fact that he has not yet managed to score so far in 2023.

Highlight: The last five matches between these two teams have ended with over 2.5 total goals and/or goals by both teams.