The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a goalless draw against Caracas FC last weekend, while Independiente Del Valle played out a 1-1 draw against Barcelona FC a day later.
Deportivo Táchira will host Independiente del Valle in the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana quarter-final tie at the Estadio Polideportivo de Pueblo Nuevo on Tuesday. The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a goalless draw against Caracas FC in a Venezuelan Primera Division fixture last weekend, while Independiente Del Valle played out a 1-1 draw against Barcelona FC in their Ecuador LigPro game a day later. Deportivo Tachira got the better of Santos on penalties in the previous round, while the visitors saw off the threat of Lanus with a 2-1 aggregate win.
Llegó el día, hoy los tachirenses nos UNIMOS en un solo corazón, palpitando de orgullo y emoción, con fe y convicción que JUNTOS lo haremos posible ¡Vamoooos! 🏆🇻🇪#YoLlenoPuebloNuevo 💛🖤 pic.twitter.com/4g9Q33bumE
— Deportivo Táchira FC (@DvoTachira) August 2, 2022
Deportivo Tachira are currently sitting fourth in the Venezuela top flight standings with 35 points from 22 games. Alexandre Pallares’ side hasn’t been in great form, having won just one of their last four league games, while the other three ended in goalless draws. El Aurinegro are unbeaten in their last eight matches on home turf. Independiente del Valle, on the other hand, shared the spoils against Barcelona SC after Junior Sornoza’s opener was canceled out by Jhon Cifuente. The Ecuadorian outfit has recorded two wins, one draw and a defeat in their last four league games. Los Negriazules have dropped to fifth in the league standings, three points shy of top spot after four rounds of matches.
Deportivo Tachira midfielder Robert Graces is doubtful for Tuesday’s game because of a hamstring problem. Therefore Francisco Flores could retain his spot in the middle of the park alongside Totolero and Cova. As for Independiente Bauman is expected to lead the line awith Ortiz and Angulo in support. Meanwhile midfielder Sornozo has been in superb form, having found the back of the net two times in his last three outings. The 28-year-old has been involved in six of the eight goals scored by his team in the Copa Sudamericana so far.
Deportivo Tachira probable starting lineup: Varela; Azmahar, Camacho, Gutierez, Marrufo; Totolero, Flores, Cova; Chacon, Hernandez, Uribe
Independiente del Valle probable starting lineup: Ramirez; Carbajal, Schunke, Segovia; Fernandez, Faravelli, Sornoza, Minda; Angulo, Bauman, Ortiz
The CopaSudamericana match between Deportivo Táchira and Independiente del Valle will take place at Estadio Polideportivo de Pueblo Nuevo on Wednesday at 6:00 am IST.
|Deportivo Tachira vs Independiente del Valle||Key details|
|Date||August 2 (Venezuela)|
|Venue||Estadio Polideportivo de Pueblo Nuevo|
|Kickoff time in Venezuela||8:30 pm|
|Kickoff time in Ecuador||7:30 pm|
For the football fans in Ecuador and Venezuela, live coverage of the match is available on DIRECTV Sports network.