Copa Libertadores 2021 Group Stage is coming to an end and Fluminense host Junior de Barranquilla today at the Estadio Maracana in a crucial match for both in Round 5 of Group D. The Brazilians are close to sealing a place in the Round of 16, while the visitors are on the verge of elimination. Here, take a look at the match information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch the game in the US.
The Tricolor head to this clash after tying with Flamengo in the first leg of the Campeonato Carioca grand final. Roger Machado's boys find themselves in a comfortable position in the continental cup, but they shouldn't get distracted as their Round-of-16 berth wasn't clinched yet.
Meanwhile, this may be the last opportunity for the Colombian side to remain alive in South America's contest. The chaotic situation in the country didn't make things easier for El Tiburon, but they still have a couple of games left to search for a ticket to the next round.
Fluminense vs Junior: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Time: 8:30 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Maracana, Río de Janeiro
Fluminense vs Junior: Time by State in the US
ET: 8:30 PM
CT: 7:30 PM
MT: 6:30 PM
PT: 5:30 PM
Fluminense vs Junior: Storylines
Fluminense have had a great start to the Libertadores and they seem very close to the next stage. Machado's side hasn't lost yet, and it arrives at this round after beating 2-1 Independiente Santa Fe at home. Will they book their ticket to the Round of 16?
Junior de Barranquilla head to this clash after dropping two points against River Plate in the last minutes. That game, though, has been on the eye of the storm due to the conflictive atmosphere in Colombia, which probably had an impact on Los Rojiblancos' form and morale.
Fluminense vs Junior: Copa Libertadores 2021 Standings
Fluminense are currently leading Group D with eight points so far, while Junior de Barranquilla find themselves in the third seed with only three points after Matchday 4.
How to watch or live stream Fluminense vs Junior in the US
Copa Libertadores 2021 Matchday 4 game between Fluminense and Junior to be played at Estadio Maracana will be broadcast in the US by Fanatiz, beIN SPORTS, and beIN SPORTS CONNECT.
Fluminense vs Junior: Predictions and Odds
Bookmakers in the US haven't unveiled their predictions yet. However, Caliente sees the hosts as favorites as it gave Fluminense odds of -154, while Junior de Barranquilla +400, and a tie would result in a +285 payout.
|Junior de Barranquilla||+400|
* Odds via Caliente.