Boca Juniors and Santos face each other today for the first time in the 2021 Copa Libertadores Group C at La Bombonera stadium. These two have met a few months ago in the last edition's semifinals, when the Brazilians knocked the Xeneizes out. Here, you'll find everything there is to know about this game such as information, storylines, predictions, odds, and even how to watch it in the US.
The Argentine side heads to this clash with reasons for optimism after a great week in which it won both in this competition and in the domestic tournament. Miguel Angel Russo had to deal with many absences lately but he recovered some important players as well, like captain Carlos Tevez.
On the other hand, Santos land to this match in a chaotic scenario. Coach Ariel Holan has resigned to his job after reportedly being threatened following the Peixe's recent results in the Campeonato Paulista. The three-time Libertadores champions are far away from facing this game under a good atmosphere.
Boca Juniors vs Santos: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Time: 8:30 PM (ET)
Location: La Bombonera, Buenos Aires
Boca Juniors vs Santos: Time by State in the US
ET: 8:30 PM
CT: 7:30 PM
MT: 6:30 PM
PT: 5:30 PM
Boca Juniors vs Santos: Storylines
Boca Juniors clinched a huge victory over The Strongest in the opening round last week. They played with a team full of youngsters due to many sudden losses by Covid and injuries, but they still managed to claim the three points in the high altitude of La Paz, Bolivia.
Later, the Xeneizes came up strong in the Copa de la Liga as well, defeating Huracán with a clean sheet. They certainly arrive to the upcoming Libertadores game in a better way than their next opponents. The last runner-up of this competition sealed their spot in Group C after winning two ties in the qualifying rounds, but their current situation is far from good.
Santos are living a tough moment as Ariel Holan decided to quit to the coaching role after supposedly being threatened in the last days. The Peixe's form in the Campeonato Paulista wasn't good so far and they were beaten by Corinthians in the last round. They were also defeated by Barcelona SC in the first Libertadores group stage match, but the hostility surrounding them is much more worrying than their results on the pitch.
Boca Juniors vs Santos: 2021 Copa Libertadores Standings
Boca Juniors are tied with Barcelona SC in Group C with three points each after Matchday One. Meanwhile, Santos find themselves at the bottom without any points so far.
How to watch or live stream Boca Juniors vs Santos in the US
The game to be played between Boca Juniors and Santos in Matchday 2 of the Copa Libertadores 2021 Group C will be broadcasted in the US by Fanatiz, beIN SPORTS en Español and beIN SPORTS CONNECT.
Boca Juniors vs Santos: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers in the US haven't made their predictions yet. However, Caliente has already placed their bets ahead of this game, and Boca Juniors are much favored with odds of -225, while Santos have +650. A tie would result in a +320 payout.
* Odds via Caliente.