Brazilian colossus Flamengo will host Junior FC in the last matchday of Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2020 at Marcaná today, trying to reach the 15 points that would place them as one of the best 1st-placed in the competition. The defending champions Flamengo only suffered one defeat in this edition of the South American competition: a shocking 5-0 away loss to Independiente del Valle. Check out everything there is to know about this exciting game, such as the match preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds and how to watch it.
Flamengo are already qualified for the knockout stage of the tournament, having won four games and only losing one game in the competition against Independiente del Valle. The Vulture know they are in front of a difficult rival in Junior, a team trying to surprise the Brazilian and snatch the second position of the group from Independiente’s hands.
Junior land in this game with six points, only three less than Independiente del Valle. A victory over their Wednesday rivals and a defeat from Independiente del Valle would take the Colombian team to the last 16 round of the South American competition, but this is a very hard job to carry out.
Flamengo vs Junior: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, 21 October, 2020
Time: 8:30 PM (ET)
Location: Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro
Flamengo vs Junior: Storylines
Flamengo are inspired after beating another Brazilian giant in Corinthians over the weekend, getting a 5-1 victory as visitors against Timão. Domènec Torrent is in charge of taking this team to defend their Libertadores title and they’re doing a good job so far, recording 12 points in five games.
As for the Colombian, they still have hopes to make it to the knockout stage of the competition but everything will depend on how they fare against Flamengo and how Independiente del Valle plays against Barcelona in the other duel of the group. Junior have a very good group of players but it remains to be seen if they can get a favorable result against one of the biggest teams in South America, as guests.
How to watch or live stream online Flamengo vs Junior in the U.S.
This interesting game will be broadcasted by Fanatiz USA, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN SPORTS en Español in the United States.
Flamengo vs Junior: Predictions and odds
Flamengo are the favorites to win this game, according to the oddsmakers. The Rubro-Negro are given -290 odds, Junior received +600 and the tie would result in a +370 payoff.
* Odds via FanDuel