The Copa Libertadores 2021 Group Stage is reaching its defining stage and Argentinos Juniors will host Atletico Nacional today at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium with a ticket in the last 16 already booked. The Argentine side has had an impressive start and has secured its berth with two games left, while the Colombian giants will try to claim the remaining spot. Check out the match information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch it in the US.
Gabriel Milito's boys have sealed a top-two finish against all odds, as they even did it two rounds before the group stage concludes. El Bicho surprised everyone with three straight wins, as not even last week's loss against Universidad Católica prevented them from advancing in the tournament.
On the other hand, El Verde face an opportunity to leapfrog the Chilean side for second place of Group F. With two remaining games, Alexandre Guimaraes' side depends on itself to get into the next stage. Will Atletico Nacional pick up the three points to get close to the Round of 16?
Argentinos Juniors vs Atletico Nacional: Match Information
Date: Thursday, March 20, 2021
Time: 6 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Diego Armando Maradona, Buenos Aires
Argentinos Juniors vs Atletico Nacional: Time by State in the US
ET: 6 PM
CT: 5 PM
MT: 4 PM
PT: 3 PM
Argentinos Juniors vs Atletico Nacional: Storylines
Argentinos Juniors seem to be the dark horses of Copa Libertadores 2021. Few could have expected them to have such a great start to the competition that would see them inside the last 16 with two games left to play.
El Bicho have struggled under Gabriel Milito's first matches in the Argentine Copa de la Liga but their performance in the continental tournament has been completely different. Without much at stake except for fighting for the first spot, they'll host an Atletico Nacional desperate for a win.
The Colombian team is in the middle of a tough race for the remaining Round of 16 place as Universidad Católica and Nacional de Uruguay remain alive. If it wins, however, it would give a strong step towards that stage. In the last round, Atletico Nacional tied in a goalless game with El Bolso, while Argentinos Juniors were beaten 1-0 by Cruzados.
Argentinos Juniors vs Atletico Nacional: Copa Libertadores 2021 Standings
Argentinos Juniors are currently atop Group F with nine points, while Atletico Nacional sit third with five points, currently tied with Nacional de Uruguay, who already played their Matchday 5 game and beat U Católica, who are second with six points.
How to watch or live stream Argentinos Juniors vs Atletico Nacional in the US
The game to be played for Matchday 5 of Copa Libertadores 2021 Group F between Argentinos Juniors and Atletico Nacional at Estadio Diego Armando Maradona will be broadcast in the US by Fanatiz, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN SPORTS en Español, and beIN SPORTS.
Argentinos Juniors vs Atletico Nacional: Predictions and Odds
Bookmakers in the US haven't placed their bets yet. However, Caliente has given the hosts a slight advantage as Argentinos Juniors have odds of -134, while Atletico Nacional have +350, and a tie would result in a +265 payout.
* Odds via Caliente.