The 2021 Conmebol Copa Sudamericana action will be back this week and it will bring us an exciting matchup. Gremio and Liga de Quito clash today at the Arena do Gremio in Porto Alegre in the second leg of the Round of 16 with a place in the quarterfinals on the line. Here, you will find everything you need to know about this game, such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and even how to watch it in the US.
The Brazilian giants have taken the lead in the first leg played in Quito thanks to a lonely goal of Leo Pereira. Gremio now will return home looking to hold on to their advantage to remain alive in the continental tournament.
The outlook seems a bit more complicated for the Albos, as they will visit Porto Alegre under pressure to turn things around. Liga de Quito, however, were close to putting themselves level at home, which is why they can be confident of looking for the comeback this time.
Gremio vs LDU Quito: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Time: 6:15 PM (ET)
Location: Arena do Gremio, Porto Alegre
Gremio vs LDU Quito: Time by State in the US
ET: 6:15 PM
CT: 5:15 PM
MT: 4:15 PM
PT: 3:15 PM
Gremio vs LDU Quito: Storylines and Head-to-Head
Gremio have comfortably won Group H of the 2021 Copa Sudamericana to make it into this round, and now they have begun the series with Liga on the right foot as well. In Brasileirao, however, things are far from going great for them, as they won just once in ten games. Luiz Felipe Scolari has recently taken the reins of the team and things seem to start going in the right direction. Will his side build on the momentum to keep improving?
Liga de Quito, on the other hand, fall into this competition after finishing third in the 2021 Copa Libertadores Group G. Their current position in the domestic Serie A isn't good either, as Pablo Marini has been appointed a few weeks ago to replace Pablo Repetto. Therefore, winning this series would hand the new manager a huge boost to start turning things around.
This will be the sixth meeting between these two sides. They've faced each other mostly in Copa Libertadores fixtures, being last week's clash their only Sudamericana affair so far. Gremio have the edge with four wins, while Liga won just once.
How to watch or live stream Gremio vs LDU Quito in the US
The game to be played between Gremio and Liga de Quito at Arena do Gremio in the second leg of the 2021 Copa Sudamericana last 16 will be broadcast in the US by beIN SPORTS CONNECT.
Gremio vs LDU Quito: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers in the US haven't revealed their predictions yet. However, Caliente sees Gremio as strong favorites with odds of -118, while Liga de Quito have +320, and a tie would result in a +260 payout.
* Odds via Caliente.