Emelec reclaimed their lead again last match when they travelled to Manta, ensuring that Manta was defeated at home for the first time this season. It was a timely needed victory for Emelec that saw them overtook LDU Quito. They deployed the resources available of their returnees from international assignments; thanks to Marion de Jesus' 83 minute seal that ensured a 2-1 victory.
7 out of last 9 matches of Dep. Cuenca at home ended 2-3 goals while 8 out of last 9 matches of Emelec on travel ended 2-3 goals. I expect Cuenca to be back on scoring here. Emelec have only recorded 2 clean sheets on travel and if they'll win today, it will be a slim one. Say 1-2 or 1-1.