Preview:Copa Libertadores - Boca Juniors VS Atletico Mineiro

Posted Tue, 13 Jul 2021 09:34:32 GMT        

Copa Libertadores - Boca Juniors VS Atletico Mineiro

Match Time: 14-07-2021 03:45 Wednesday

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Match preview

2021 Copa Libertadores, Boca Juniors will play against with Atletico Mineiro home. Having been granted the luxury of a six-week break in between competitive matches, Boca manager Miguel Angel Russo is working with a refreshed group of players as his side prepare to resume both domestic and continental action within the next week. Indeed, Boca will prepare for their first fixture of the new top-flight season against Union three days after their first leg with Mineiro, but the most recent domestic campaign ultimately ended in disappointment as Russo's men could not go all the way in the newly-founded Copa de la Liga Profesional. After claiming second place in the Zone B group stage, Boca overcame River Plate on penalties to advance to the semi-finals, but they were ultimately undone from 12 yards against eventual runners-up Racing Club on May 31 - their most recent competitive fixture. Boca were hardly in inspired form during the group stage of the Copa Libertadores either - winning their opening two games before suffering back-to-back defeats to Barcelona SC and Santos - but a convincing 3-0 victory over The Strongest saw them guarantee a spot in the knockout rounds. The six-time Copa Libertadores winners have not lifted the prestigious trophy since 2007, but Russo will hope to see his optimistic crop reap the rewards of their recent rest period, even if they will be lining up without Carlos Tevez from now on.

In contrast, Atletico Mineiro have been working at full throttle during Boca Juniors' off-season, but the momentum is well and truly with the Brazilian outfit following a stellar winning run in league action. Indeed, Cuca's side have started the month of July as they mean to go on with four straight victories in the Brazilian Serie A - including a 1-0 win over America Mineiro on Saturday courtesy of Dylan Borrero's winner - and Atletico have now broken into the top three of the league table. The dominance of Cuca's crop on the continental stage was evident during their Group H venture in the Copa Libertadores too, as Atletico won five and drew one of their six games to finish at the top of the pile with 16 points - the highest out of all 24 competing sides. Atletico's 2013 triumph represents their only Copa Libertadores trophy win to date, and the Brazilian outfit will have to sink another Argentinian opponent should they make it through, as the winners of this two-legged tie will face River Plate or Argentinos Juniors in the last eight. It has been 43 years since these two sides faced off in Copa Libertadores, with Boca Juniors claiming 2-1 and 3-1 wins during the semi-final groups of the 1978 edition before triumphing in the final.


Boca Juniors possible starting lineup:
Rossi; Weigandt, Izquierdoz, Rojo, Sandez; Medina, Rolon, Gonzalez; Pavon, Briasco, Villa

Atletico Mineiro possible starting lineup:
Everson; Guga, Rabello, Alonso, Dodo; Jair, Fernandez, Zaracho; Hulk, Sasha, Hyoran


Odds Analysis

Boca Juniors got 0 win, 1 draw and 0 loss in last 1 battle with Atletico Mineiro, including 0 win, 1 draw and 0 loss at home. The bet365 1x2 first odds of this game are 2.00-3.30-3.80, the 1x2 live odds are 2.50-3.25-2.80. And the Kelly Criterion is 1.00-0.97-0.84. Therefore, is trustworthy in this game.


Goalooin Prediction:

Boca Juniors (37.56%)

Draw (28.90%)

Atletico Mineiro(33.54%)


Preview:Copa Libertadores - Boca Juniors VS Atletico Mineiro