Boca Juniors and Atletico Mineiro face each other today, July 13 at La Bombonera in Buenos Aures in their first leg for the Round of 16 of Copa Libertadores 2021. Here, find out everything there’s to know about this exciting soccer match such as the preview, storylines, information, predictions, odds and how to watch it in the US.
The six-time winners Boca Juniors reached this round after finishing in the second place of Group C, just behind Barcelona SC, with three wins in their six matches. On the other hand, Atletico Mineiro finished first in Group H, with five wins in six matches.
Boca Juniors will play their first match since May, when they lost to Racing Club in the semifinals of the Copa de La Liga Profesional. On the other hand, Atletico Mineiro is third in the Brasileirão Série A, with seven wins in 11 matches so far.
Boca Juniors vs Atletico Mineiro: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2021.
Time: 06:15 PM (ET).
Location: La Bombonera, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Boca Juniors vs Atletico Mineiro: Time by State in the US
ET: 06:15 PM
CT: 05:15 PM
MT: 04:15 PM
PT: 03:15 PM
Boca Juniors vs Atletico Mineiro: Storylines
It’s been 43 years since Boca Juniors and Atletico Mineiro faced each other in the semi-finals of the Copa Libertadores. Boca won both matches, 2-1 in Brazil and 3-1 on home soil, and ended up winning that tournament. However, their most recent matches took place at the extinct Copa Mercosur in 2000. Atletico won the first leg 1-0, and then they drew 2-2 in the second leg for the quarter-finals.
This time, the stakes are high for both teams, especially Boca Juniors. El Xeneize won’t have Carlos Tevez, who didn’t renew his contract for the team. Also, Miguel Angel Russo won’t have important players like Edwin Cardona and Frank Fabra, who played in the Copa America.
While Boca haven’t played an official match in months, Atletico Mineiro just beat America Futebol Clube 1-0 in the domestic league. Cuca’s team will try to take advantage of their competitive run while visiting Buenos Aires.
How to watch or live stream Boca Juniors vs Atletico Mineiro in the US
The game between Boca Juniors and Atletico Mineiro, to be played this Tuesday, July 13, at La Bombonera for the Copa Libertadores 2021 will be broadcasted in the US bybeIN SPORTS en Español, beIN SPORTS CONNECT.
Boca Juniors vs Atletico Mineiro: Odds and predictions
Oddsmakers in the US already made their predictions for this match. According to FanDuel, Boca Juniors is the favorite with odds of +140. Meanwhile, Atletico Mineiro has +190. A tie would end up in a +194 payout.
*Odds by FanDuel