Universitario and Independiente del Valle clash today at the Estadio Monumental in Lima in a crucial game for their Copa Libertadores 2021 aspirations. Both need to win to keep on hoping to advance to the next round, otherwise, their hopes in this tournament may be over. Here, check out the match information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch the game in the US.

The Peruvian side faces its last opportunity to fight for a better spot in Group A. Angel Comizzo's boys haven't won in the competition so far, and if they don't pick up the three points in this duel, they might get knocked out of the contest.

Meanwhile, the Ecuadorian team also needs to win to fight for the second spot. Renato Paiva's squad is in a better situation than its upcoming rivals, but it still needs to get a good result to keep close to Defensa y Justicia. Will they get the win in their visit to Peru?

Universitario vs Independiente del Valle: Match Information

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Time: 8:30 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Monumental, Lima

Universitario vs Independiente del Valle: Time by State in the US

ET: 8:30 PM
CT: 7:30 PM
MT: 6:30 PM
PT: 5:30 PM

Universitario vs Independiente del Valle: Storylines

Universitario are under tough circumstances in the continental tournament. They've only collected one point and their future in the tournament seems to be at risk. Last week, Comizzo's men ended a three-game losing streak, though, but it may not be enough unless they finish the group stage in a better way.

On the other hand, Independiente del Valle were beaten by Palmeiras for the second time in this campaign and missed the chance of surpassing Defensa y Justicia. The highly-praised Ecuadorian side is currently making it to the Copa Sudamericana, but advancing to the Libertadores' Round of 16 is much more tempting.

Universitario vs Independiente del Valle: Copa Libertadores 2021 Standings

After Matchday 4, Universitario remains at the bottom of the group with only one point thus far, while Independiente del Valle stand one place above them with four points, just one behind Defensa y Justicia. 

Universitario vs Independiente del Valle: Copa Libertadores 2021 Top Scorers

Enzo Gutiérrez is Universitario's leading goalscorer, as he has been twice on target, while Lorenzo Faravelli and Christian Ortiz are Independiente del Valle's top scorers with four goals each.

How to watch or live stream Universitario vs Independiente del Valle in the US

The Copa Libertadores 2021 Matchday 5 game to be played between Universitario and Independiente del Valle will be broadcast in the US by Fanatiz and beIN SPORTS CONNECT.

Universitario vs Independiente del Valle: Predictions and Odds

Oddsmakers in the US haven't made their predictions yet. However, Caliente has placed their bets and they see Independiente del Valle as favorites with odds of -154, while Universitario have +450, and a tie would result in a +265 payout.

Universitario +450
Tie +265
Independiente del Valle -154

* Odds via Caliente.