The Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021 trophy will be on the line with Colon and Racing Club facing each other today at the Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario in the big game. El Sabalero will be looking to claim their first major title, while La Academia hope to win a local tournament for the first time since 2019, when they clinched the domestic league trophy with Eduardo Coudet as coach. 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.
Eduardo Domínguez's boys have done an outstanding campaign so far. They've made it to the knockout stage after finishing atop Group A against all odds and kept on proving their strength after knocking Talleres and Independiente out. Will they finish this journey with the highly desired reward?
Meanwhile, Racing Club have overcome tough months to finally find themselves one game away from being crowned in Argentine soccer. Coach Juan Antonio Pizzi has been under heavy fire only a few weeks ago, but he silenced the critics for a while and now faces the chance of proving those who doubted him wrong.
Colon vs Racing: Match Information
Date: Friday, June 4, 2021
Time: 6 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario, San Juan
Colon vs Racing: Time by State in the US
ET: 6 PM
CT: 5 PM
MT: 4 PM
PT: 3 PM
Colon vs Racing: Storylines and Head-to-Head
Colon is about to face one of the most significant matches in their history. Eduardo Domínguez is the mastermind behind their success, as the manager has built a strong side with some key players such as Luis Rodríguez and Christian Bernardi who led the Sabalero to an unexpected final. Unfortunately for them, 18-year-old promising talent Facundo Farías was ruled out after testing positive to Covid. However, Colon are one step closer to reaching their biggest feat ever.
On the other hand, Racing Club head to this clash full of hope after having to fight hard to arrive at this stage. It's been a tough start to the season for La Academia, but the final weeks saw them string good results together and now they'll have the opportunity to lift the trophy, something that seemed unlikely a few weeks ago. After beating both Vélez Sarsfield and Boca Juniors on penalties, Pizzi's boys will want to end this tournament with the silverware.
This will be the first time these two sides face off in a domestic cup final. However, they have met a lot of times in the Argentine top flight, and the head-to-head is really tight. Racing Club have won 25 games, while Colon hold 21 triumphs, and they've tied in 30 duels.
How to watch or live stream Colon vs Racing: in the US
The 2021 Argentine Copa de la Liga Profesional grand final to be played between Colon and Racing Club at Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario will be broadcast in the US by TyC Sports Internacional and Paramount+.
Colon vs Racing: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers in the US have already made their predictions for this match, and they see El Sabalero as slight favorites. DraftKings has given Colon odds of +155, while Racing Club have +195, and a tie would result in a +185 payout.
* Odds via DraftKings.