Boca Juniors will make a trip to Paraná today to face the modest Patronato in the last round of the Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021 Group B. The Xeneizes have already sealed a place in the next round, which is why they don't have much at stake in this game except for keeping with a winning streak. Check out the match information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch it in the US.
Miguel Angel Russo's side booked a ticket to the quarterfinals of the tournament last weekend with an important victory at La Bombonera. Boca held a string of good results in every tournament until they were beaten in their latest Copa Libertadores match.
On the other hand, Patronato have had very few reasons to be happy so far as they began the tournament poorly and struggled to pick up points. El Patrón finally claimed some wins in the past rounds, but Vélez defeated them in Matchday 12.
Patronato vs Boca Juniors: Match Information
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Time: 5 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Presbítero Bartolomé Grella, Paraná
Patronato vs Boca Juniors: Time by State in the US
ET: 5 PM
CT: 4 PM
MT: 3 PM
PT: 2 PM
Patronato vs Boca Juniors: Storylines and Head-to-Head
Boca Juniors head to this round after recording three straight wins in the Argentine League. Those triumphs gave much-needed relief to Russo's boys as they were lacking consistency up to that moment. Not even the defeat at the hands of Barcelona SC in the Libertadores threaten a Xeneize side that is in high spirits ahead of the knockout stage of the local competition.
Patronato don't have much to play for, except to try not to finish last. Ivan Delfino's squad had an awful start to the contest losing the first seven games. El Patrón improved a bit as they claimed three wins, but their record still looks pretty bad.
These two do not have a long history of facing each other. Boca have never lost to Patronato so far, as they've won five games and the other one ended in a draw.
Patronato vs Boca Juniors: Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021 Standings
After 12 rounds of the Group Stage were played, Boca Juniors stand second in Zone B with 22 points, being unable to reach leaders Velez Sarsfield, who hold 28, but they have Talleres right behind them with 20. Meanwhile, Patronato find themselves at the bottom of the table with only nine points.
Patronato vs Boca Juniors: Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021 Top Scorers
Boca Juniors' leading goalscorers in this tournament are Sebastián Villa and Gonzalo Maroni with four goals each, while Patronato's top scorer is Gabriel Gudiño, as he has been three times on target.
How to watch or live stream Patronato vs Boca Juniors in the US
The round 13th game of the Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021 Group B to be played between Patronato and Boca Juniors in Paraná will be broadcast in the US by Fanatiz, TyC Sports Internacional, and Paramount+.
Patronato vs Boca Juniors: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers in the US have already placed their bets ahead of this game, and the visitors seem favorites. DraftKings has given Boca odds of -200, while Patronato have +575, and a tie would result in a +270 payout.
* Odds via DraftKings.