Palmeiras vs Boca Juniors – Libertadores: After losing the Campeonato Paulista’s title at home to their rivals Corinthians
Palmeiras, managed by Roger Machado, prepare themselves to host Boca Juniors in what should be a direct duel between the two strongest teams of the group to see who takes the lead.
And despite their recent loss, I see Palmeiras, being very strong at their Arena and having one of the best rosters of the continent, as favourites for this match, even playing against such an historical opponent.
Boca Juniors: Leaders of the Argentinian Superliga with a 7-points advantage to 2nd place, Boca Juniors sees their performances worsening on their latest matches, having even lost at home against Defensa y Justicia,
and on this edition of the Copa Libertadores they have been doing the bare minimum,
getting a slim 1-0 victory over Junior Barranquilla and a 0-0 draw against Alianza Lima and most of their decadence is due to the drop in terms of performance of their men up front,
who are usually the strong point of the Argentinians but they have been underwhelming lately, struggling to create plays and impose themselves offensively.
Palmeiras vs Boca Juniors– Betting Tip and Prediction:
Playing at home, there are no reasons for Palmeiras to change their playing style, that allies ball possession with aggressiveness in attack and it has been paying off for them,
since they have been getting good results, reaching the final of the state championship and maintaining the 100% win-rate on the Copa Libertadores with 2 wins, 3-0 over Junior Barranquilla and 2-0 over Alianza Lima,
with Palmeiras clearly dominating both encounters and performing very well.