The Strongest and Boca Juniors face off today at the Estadio Hernando Siles in Bolivia in their first game in the Copa Libertadores 2021 Group C. The hosts head to this clash in great form, while the Argentine side has a tough challenge travelling to the high altitude of La Paz. Miguel Angel Russo's team will be without many of its best players, such as goalkeeper Esteban Andrada, midfielder Edwin Cardona and striker Carlos Tevez. Here, take a look at the match preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch this soccer game in the US.
The Bolivian team has booked a ticket to this tournament after finishing second in the local league last year. Mauricio Soria's boys started their current campaign in a great way as well, sitting at the second place in the domestic tournament. They have a challenging ordeal upfront, though.
Boca Juniors are back in the Copa Libertadores, a competition that is always priority for such an important club. The Xeneizes have been seeking continental success for a long time, but they've struggled to accomplish it. Can they finally put their drought to an end this year?
The Strongest vs Boca Juniors: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Time: 6 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz
The Strongest vs Boca Juniors: Time by State in the US
ET: 6 PM
CT: 5 PM
MT: 4 PM
PT: 3 PM
The Strongest vs Boca Juniors: Storylines
The Strongest will begin their Copa Libertadores campaign after having a strong start in the domestic tournament. The team coached by Soria hasn't lost so far, having won three and tied another after four rounds. They could be favored by the high altitude, but their next rival is always a contender for the title.
Boca Juniors, on the other hand, lacked consistency in the Argentine Copa de la Liga Profesional, but they are second in Group B anyways. Miguel Angel Russo's side will face a tough ordeal at 3,600 metres above sea level, and they also travel without key players. Despite the circumstances, Boca will try to start the hunt for the Libertadores with the right foot.
How to watch or live stream The Strongest vs Boca Juniors in the US
The game to be played between The Strongest and Boca Juniors in the first game of the Copa Libertadores Group Stage will be broadcast in the US by Fanatiz, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN SPORTS, and beIN SPORTS en Español.
The Strongest vs Boca Juniors: Predictions and Odds
The high altitude could be determinant in this game: The Strongest may be favored by it while Boca Juniors will probably struggle because of it. Anyways, if the Argentine side can cope with the 3,600 metres above the sea level, they have lots of chances to win the game.
However, oddsmakers put the home team as the favorite to win the game. According to Caliente, The Strongest have odds of +100, while it gives Boca Juniors odds of +265. A tie would result in a +245 payout.