Defending champions Boca Juniors start their Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021 campaign by hosting Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata today at La Bombonera stadium. Here you will find everything there is to know about this first-round game of the Argentine league, such as the match preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and even how to watch or live stream it in the US.
The team coached by Miguel Angel Russo clinched the 2020 trophy by beating Banfield on penalties. The Xeneizes, with Carlos Tevez as their captain, will try to start the new season with a home win.
Gimnasia know that they are far from being the favorites to win today's match. However, new coaches Leandro Martini and Mariano Messera will try to make the surprise at La Bombonera. They took charge of the team after the decease of former Gimnasia manager and soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona.
Boca Juniors vs Gimnasia: Match Information
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Time: 5:20 PM (ET)
Location: La Bombonera, Buenos Aires
Boca Juniors vs Gimnasia: Time by State in the US
ET: 5:20 PM
CT: 4:20 PM
MT: 3:20 PM
PT: 2:20 PM
Boca Juniors vs Gimnasia: Storylines and Head-to-Head
Boca drew 1-1 with Banfield in the Copa de la Liga Profesional 2020 final, but clinched the trophy after winning 5-3 in the penalty shootout. However, they accumulate five matches -only taking into account the 90 regulatory minutes- without victories, with 4 draws and one defeat.
Gimnasia (LP) finished third in the Group B of the Championship Phase last season, with a record of 2W-1D-2L. They suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Atlético Tucumán in their last game.
This will be the 148th meeting between these two teams in the professional era of the Argentine League. The Xenezies have the advantage in the head-to-head record with 80 victories, while Gimnasia have 32. The other 35 matches have ended in a draw.
How to watch or live stream Boca Juniors vs Gimnasia in the US
The first round match of the Argentine Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021 between Boca Juniors and Gimnasia to be played today at La Bombonera Stadium will be broadcasted in the US by Fanatiz.
Boca Juniors vs Gimnasia: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers put the home side as the big favorite to win today's game. According to DraftKings, the defending champions Boca Juniors have odds of -182, while Gimnasia have odds of +550. A draw would result in a +250 payout.
* Odds via DraftKings