Palmeiras host Independiente del Valle today at the Allianz Parque stadium in Matchday Two of the 2021 Copa Libertadores group stage. The reigning champions head to this game after earning a hard-fought win last week, while the Ecuadorian side drew in their first match. Here, you'll find everything there is to know about this game such as information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch the game in the US.
The title holders had to make an effort to beat Universitario on the road to begin their campaign with the three points. Abel Ferreira's boys are struggling in the Campeonato Paulista, though, and they've lost against Mirassol in the last round.
Independiente del Valle had an amazing growth in the past years and became a role model in South American soccer. They got used to take part in the prestigious Libertadores and they tasted continental success in the Copa Sudamericana 2019. Now they'll visit Sao Paulo seeking their first win in this edition.
Palmeiras vs Independiente del Valle: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Time: 8:30 PM (ET)
Location: Allianz Parque, Sao Paulo
Palmeiras vs Independiente del Valle: Time by State in the US
ET: 8:30 PM
CT: 7:30 PM
MT: 6:30 PM
PT: 5:30 PM
Palmeiras vs Independiente del Valle: Storylines
The defending champions have started their title defense with the right foot. In an eventful night, the Verdao defeated Universitario 3-2 in Peru getting a highly needed victory to begin the current Libertadores. Palmeiras lost important games after lifting the trophy in January, but they'll try to prove their strength once again in this edition.
Meanwhile, Independiente del Valle became a regular team in the Copa Libertadores and earned recognition throughout the continent for their fantastic work on and off the pitch. Despite being a young team, their fantastic growth saw them defeat giants of the region and even claiming a major prize.
The last victims of the brave Ecuadorian side were Gremio, a Brazilian strong team who were knocked out in the qualifying stage at the hands of the inspiring squad coached by Renato Paiva. Even though Palmeiras are the reigning champs and are favorites in the tournament, Independiente del Valle proved to be a serious threat for any rival.
Palmeiras vs Independiente del Valle: 2021 Copa Libertadores Standings
Palmeiras are currently atop the Group A with three points, while Independiente del Valle and Defensa y Justicia are tied with one point each after last week's 1-1 draw.
How to watch or live stream Palmeiras vs Independiente del Valle in the US
The game to be played between Palmeiras and Independiente del Valle for the Matchday 2 of the 2021 Copa Libertadores will be broadcast in the US by Fanatiz, beIN SPORTS, and beIN SPORTS CONNECT.
Palmeiras vs Independiente del Valle: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers in the US haven't made their predictions yet. Still, Caliente placed their bets and the hosts seem favorites for this game. Palmeiras have odds of -154, while Independiente del Valle have +425, and a tie would result in a +290 payout.
|Independiente del Valle||+425|
* Odds via Caliente.