Barcelona de Guayaquil face their second match in the Copa Libertadores 2021 Group C tonight when they host The Strongest at the Estadio Monumental Isidro Romero Carbo. The Ecuadorian team earned a huge win in Matchday One, and they will make their home debut looking to extend that streak. The visitors were beaten last week, and they travel to Guayaquil hoping to claim their first points in this tournament. Find out how to watch the game in the US, the preview, information, storylines, predictions, and odds.
The current Ecuadorian champions began their continental journey in great fashion. Fabián Bustos' boys shocked the powerful Santos in Brazil and claimed all three points to return home with plenty of hope. Meanwhile, they have been doing a good job in Ecuador's Serie A as well.
The Bolivian side, on the other hand, was beaten by Boca Juniors in the first round of the group stage. The Stongest are also dealing with the change of the first-team coach, as Alberto Illanes left following the defeat with the Xeneize, and Luis Orozco will be the caretaker boss until Gustavo Florentín starts his tenure in the upcoming days.
Barcelona SC vs The Strongest: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Time: 10 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Monumental Isidro Romero Carbo, Guayaquil
Barcelona SC vs The Strongest: Time by State in the US
ET: 10 PM
CT: 9 PM
MT: 8 PM
PT: 7 PM
Barcelona SC vs The Strongest: Storylines
Barcelona de Guayaquil prepare for their first Copa Libertadores game at home after beginning their campaign with a massive win over Santos in Brazil. Bustos' men were looking forward to this competition ever since they were crowned in Ecuador's top flight last year. Meanwhile, they find themselves in the second place of the domestic league standings with 18 points after nine games.
The Strongest have also had a great start to the local competition, being atop the standings undefeated after five rounds. However, they couldn't handle Boca Juniors in the first game of the Libertadores. The Bolivian side would need to claim at least a point in its visit to Guayaqui, otherwise, its future in the tournament would be at risk.
Barcelona SC vs The Strongest: Copa Libertadores 2021 Standings
Barcelona SC are tied with Boca Juniors at the moment, as both have three points each. On the other hand, The Strongest remain without points so far, just like Santos.
How to watch or live stream Barcelona SC vs The Strongest in the US
The Matchday Two of the Copa Libertadores 2021 Group C to be played between Barcelona SC and The Strongest will be broadcast in the US by Fanatiz, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, and beIN SPORTS CONNECT.
Barcelona SC vs The Strongest: Predictions and Odds
Bookmakers in the US haven't revealed their predictions yet, but Caliente did, and they gave the hosts a clear favorite status. Barcelona SC have odds of -350 to win the game, while a triumph for The Strongest have +900, and a tie would result in a +450 payout.
* Odds via Caliente.