Matchday 4 of the Copa Libertadores 2021 Group C will see Barcelona SC visiting The Strongest in Bolivia today at the Estadio Hernando Siles. The side from Guayaquil will travel to La Paz looking for another win that puts them close to the next round, while the hosts seek their first triumph in the tournament. Take a look at the match preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch the game in the US.
The Ecuadorian team had a fantastic start to the competition, winning every game it played so far and leading the group against all odds. The current domestic champions have shocked Boca Juniors last weekend and they find themselves steps away from booking their ticket to the next round.
On the other hand, The Strongest haven't had a good beginning at all. The Bolivian side was beaten in the first three matches and hasn't scored so far. Gustavo Florentin took over the coaching role hoping to change the team's fortunes, and the upcoming game could be a great opportunity to start doing it.
The Strongest vs Barcelona SC: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Time: 6:15 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz
The Strongest vs Barcelona SC: Time by State in the US
ET: 6:15 PM
CT: 5:15 PM
MT: 4:15 PM
PT: 3:15 PM
The Strongest vs Barcelona SC: Storylines
The Strongest had an awful start to their continental journey. They received ten goals and lost every game in Group C so far, which is why former coach Alberto Illanes was relieved of his duties. The Bolivian team is doing well in the domestic league, though, as it's leading the table unbeaten after six games.
Last weekend, they were granted three points after Royal Pari played with seven men and one of them had to leave the field with injury. Still, their situation in the Libertadores is worrying. Meanwhile, Barcelona de Guayaquil have had an outstanding start and find themselves in a strong position to fight for qualification.
Bustos' squad could be securing a spot in the Round of 16 if they win this game and Santos don't defeat Boca Juniors. However, playing at 3,600 meters above sea level in La Paz is never an easy task for foreign teams.
The Strongest vs Barcelona SC: Copa Libertadores 2021 Table
After Matchday 3, Barcelona de Guayaquil stand atop Group C with nine points, while The Strongest are at the other end of the zone without points so far.
The Strongest vs Barcelona SC: Copa Libertadores 2021 Top Scorers
Barcelona SC's leading goalscorer is Carlos Garcés, who has been on target three times in this campaign. The Strongest haven't scored so far.
How to watch or live stream The Strongest vs Barcelona SC in the US
The Copa Libertadores 2021 Group C Matchday 4 game to be played between The Strongest and Barcelona SC at Estadio Hernando Siles in La Paz will be broadcast in the US by Fanatiz and beIN SPORTS CONNECT.
The Strongest vs Barcelona SC: Predictions and Odds
Bookmakers in the US haven't unveiled their odds yet. However, Caliente has placed their bets and they see the hosts as favorites, as The Strongest have odds of +115, while Barcelona SC have +210, and a tie would result in a +265 payout.
* Odds via Caliente.