Boca Juniors returns to La Bombonera to receive Sarmiento, recently promoted to Argentina's top division. Here we'll take a look into the match preview, information, predictions, odds and even how to watch this game in the US.
The hosts didn't start the Copa de la Liga Profesional in the best way, as they only afford to get a late draw against Gimnasia, but they improved on the next game and defeated Newell's on the road. Now they'll be back at home aiming to keep on winning.
Meanwhile, Sarmiento has a huge challenge upfront, being a new team in the tournament facing the current champions. After starting their campaign with a defeat, this game doesn't look any easier for Mario Sciacqua's team.
Boca Juniors vs Sarmiento: Match Information
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM (ET)
Location: La Bombonera, Buenos Aires
Boca Juniors vs Sarmiento: Time by State in the US
ET: 7:30 PM
CT: 6:30 PM
MT: 5:30 PM
PT: 4:30 PM
Boca Juniors vs Sarmiento: Storylines
Boca Juniors will be playing at home again after getting a victory on the road last weekend against Newell's. Miguel Angel Russo's team needed a triumph to get on the right way after a poor first match, when they managed to get just a dramatic tie hosting Gimnasia.
The defending title-holders have a good opportunity to add another three points and to continue with a winning streak, which always works to get championships. The Xeneize will face Sunday's match with the same starting eleven from last weekend.
On the other hand, Sarmiento is still adapting to the first division, having clinched a spot in Argentina's top flight this same year, in January. The team coached by Mario Sciacqua didn't have a good start as they lost with Vélez on their first match. However, they'll have the chance to make history at the iconic Bombonera.
Boca Juniors vs Sarmiento: Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021 Standings
Following just two rounds of the tournament being played, there's still are plenty of games left in order to see a more settled table. That being said, Boca Juniors is at the 5th position of group B right now as they won one match and tied another, while Sarmiento is at the 11th place having played just one game, which was a defeat.
How to watch or live stream Boca Juniors vs Sarmiento in the US
The third round game of the Argentine Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021 to be played between Boca Juniors and Sarmiento will be broadcasted in the US by Fanatiz and TyC Sports International.
Boca Juniors vs Sarmiento: Predictions and Odds
As expected, oddmakers are seeing Boca Juniors as the favorite side to get the win in this clash. DraftKings had given odds of -275 to a victory for the hosts, while a triumph of Sarmiento would result in a +650 payout, and a tie +340.
*Odds via DraftKings