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Gustavo Gomez
Gustavo Gomez: Good for 2+ shots

"He’s managed 2+ shots in four of his six Libertadores games this season and has also done this in four of his last eight in all competitions for Palmeiras."

Our football props column has a 5/1 Bet Builder for Wednesday night's action in the Copa Libertadores...

I'll be honest, I struggled to find much in the props markets for Wednesday night's football before settling on this Copa Libertadores match.

Palmeiras dominated last week's first leg to lead 3-0 and whatever side they put out here - and it's likely to include a few changes - they should be able to comfortably notch up another victory.

The reigning Libertadores champions have won every match they've played in this season's competition and are my colleague Nathan Joyes' picks to win again.

Last week they showed why, out-shooting their Paraguayan opponents 21-6 in the process.

For all the visitors will want to attack to try for the miracle they need, if they do then the Brazilians will likely simply pick them off.

Shots from the hosts should very much be expected and while the player shots odds are in most cases rather short, there's some value to be had in backing defender Gustavo Gomez.

He's managed 2+ shots in four of his six Libertadores games this season and has also done this in four of his last eight in all competitions for Palmeiras.

With the home team expected to dominate, they should get the set-piece situations from which Gomez can profit.

Moving on to the cards markets, I'm going for the obvious player to pick up a card.

The visitors' centre-back Rafael Carrascal looks set for a busy night which suggests he could well earn the referee's attention.

Carrascal has been carded in seven of his 20 starts this season, including three in six in this tournament.

The official in question in Patricio Loustau, who has already shown 44 yellows and two reds in his seven Libertadores appointments this season, an average over more than six cards per game.

The two picks in a Bet Builder produces odds of just over 5/1 which on a tricky day looks perfectly fair.

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