Barcelona SC and Velez Sarsfield clash today, July 21, at the Estadio Monumental Banco Pichincha in Guayaquil for their second leg of the Conmebol Copa Libertadores 2021 Round of 16 tie. The visitors have the advantage after last week's victory, but the Ecuadorian side will try to turn around the series with a win at home. Here, check out everything there’s to know about this soccer match such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds and how to watch it in the US.
Velez won the first leg 1-0 in Argentina and they will try to make that goal count when they visit the Estadio Monumental Banco Pichincha. The Argentinian side hasn't reached the quarterfinals of this tournament since 2012. Also, they already lost in their last visit to Ecuador when LDU Quito defeated them 3-1 in the group stage.
Meanwhile, Barcelona SC will try to prevent that from happening by winning on home soil, despite the goal difference. For now, they won all their three matches at home in this tournament. Can they turn around the score and reach the next round?
Barcelona SC vs Velez: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021.
Time: 6:15 PM (ET).
Location: Estadio Monumental Banco Pichincha, Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Barcelona SC vs Velez: Time by State in the US
ET: 6:15 PM
CT: 5:15 PM
MT: 4:15 PM
PT: 3:15 PM
Barcelona SC vs Velez: Storylines
The Ecuadorian side is coming to this match after a 3-0 victory over Mascara in their domestic tournament. After finishing the Primera Etapa of the Ecuadorian Serie A in second place, they will try to progress to their first quarterfinals since 2017.
Velez on the other hand, is coming to this match after drawing without goals with Racing in their opening match in the Clausura of Argentinian tournament. Despite not winning, Velez have a three-match streak with clean sheets in all competitions.
Velez have failed to reach the last eight in the last two times they played in the Copa Libertadores Round of 16. They were eliminated by Newell's Old Boys in 2013 and by Nacional in 2014. Now, they want to change history this time.
How to watch or live stream Barcelona SC vs Velez in the US
The game between Barcelona SC and Velez to be played this Wednesday, July 20, in the Estadio Monumental of Guayaquil for the Copa Libertadores 2021 Round of 16 second leg will be broadcasted in the US by beIN Sports.
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Barcelona SC vs Velez : Odds and predictions
Oddsmakers in the US have already made their predictions for this match. DraftKings has Barcelona SC as the favorites to win the match with odds of -105. Meanwhile, Velez have odds of +290. A tie would result in a +210 payout.
*Odds by DraftKings