Nacional and Atlético Nacional face off tonight at the Gran Parque Central stadium in the second round of the Copa Libertadores 2021 Group F. The Uruguayan team was shocked in Matchday One, while the Colombians have earned a huge triumph to begin with the right foot. Here, find out everything there is to know about this game, such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch it in the US.
These two have a great history in the tournament. However, 'El Bolso' haven't begun their campaign as expected, being defeated by Argentinos Juniors in Buenos Aires. Martín Liguera's boys didn't head to this competition with many games under their belt, though, after being crowned in the Campeonato Uruguayo about two weeks earlier. Now they'll be back at home seeking a quick recovery.
The Colombian giants, on the other hand, started the tournament strongly beating Universidad Católica from Chile. Still, the team coached by Alexandre Guimaraes were beaten by La Equidad in the first leg of the domestic league quarterfinals. The South American prize is, though, the most attractive challenge for them. Can they make it two wins from two to strengthen themselves in Group F?
Nacional vs Atlético Nacional: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Time: 6 PM (ET)
Location: Gran Parque Central, Montevideo
Nacional vs Atlético Nacional: Time by State in the US
ET: 6 PM
CT: 5 PM
MT: 4 PM
PT: 3 PM
Nacional vs Atlético Nacional: Storylines
The three-time Libertadores winners return to Uruguay following a hurtful start to the competition. In a tough group, Nacional are already trailing and that's why they need to bounce back soon. The Uruguayan's top flight reigning champions will need to turn up their game as their three rivals seek the Round of 16 as much as them.
Meanwhile, Atlético Nacional's beginning was quite different. Unlike their next opponents, 'El Verde' comfortably defeated Universidad Católica 2-0. Besides, they clinched a playoff berth in the domestic tournament finishing first in the regular season, although they have to turn around a one-goal deficit against La Equidad.
It will be an interesting duel between two sides that already lifted this trophy before. Even though they may not seem as favorites this year, both are big names in this group, and this match could be decisive for their future in the Copa Libertadores 2021.
Nacional vs Atlético Nacional: Copa Libertadores 2021 Standings
Atlético Nacional are currently tied with Argentinos Juniors having three points each and sharing the same goal difference after both won 2-0 last week. Nacional, on the other hand, have no points so far, just like Universidad Católica.
How to watch or live stream Nacional vs Atlético Nacional in the US
The game to be played between Nacional and Atlético Nacional for Matchday 2 of the Copa Libertadores 2021 will be broadcast in the US by Fanatiz, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, and beIN SPORTS en Español.
Nacional vs Atlético Nacional: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers in the US are to reveal their bets yet, however, Caliente has already made their predictions for this game. Nacional have odds of +162, while Atlético Nacional have +170, and a tie would result in a +220 payout.
* Odds via Caliente.