In the last week of the Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2021 Group Stage, Universidad Católica host Atlético Nacional today at the Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo with a place in the Round of 16 at stake. Both teams are close to each other in Zone F table, turning this game into a must-watch. Here, take a look at the match information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch the game in the US.
The Chilean champions head to this duel looking to finish strongly and leave behind all the ups and downs they've been through so far. Gus Poyet's boys have struggled to string good results together, but they depend on themselves to book a ticket in the last 16.
Meanwhile, El Verde travel to Santiago seeking a triumph that might see them seal a top-two finish. Alexandre Guimaraes' team hasn't performed as expected either and finds itself in a similar situation to that of its opponents, but running from behind in the race for a Round of 16 berth. Will Atlético Nacional upset the hosts to advance in the competition?
Universidad Católica vs Atlético Nacional: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Time: 10 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo, Santiago
Universidad Católica vs Atlético Nacional: Time by State in the US
ET: 10 PM
CT: 9 PM
MT: 8 PM
PT: 7 PM
Universidad Católica vs Atlético Nacional: Storylines
Universidad Católica got off to a bad start in the current Libertadores, but when it seemed that they were turning up their game, a hurtful defeat at the hands of Nacional de Uruguay put them in a challenging place before the group finale.
Gus Poyet's team has a certain advantage over the two challengers for the second seed, but its upcoming match will be crucial. Despite their worrying form, Atlético Nacional still have chances of progressing in the tournament.
The Colombian giants head to this game holding an awful four-game streak without grabbing a single win. Last week, they dropped a point against Argentinos Juniors, who claimed the victory with a last-gasp goal from Emanuel Herrera. However, Guimaraes' boys can get into the last 16 if they defeat Los Cruzados.
Universidad Católica vs Atlético Nacional: Copa Libertadores 2021 Standings
After Matchday 5, Universidad Católica sit second in Group F with six points, while Atlético Nacional and Nacional de Uruguay are chasing them with five points each, although El Verde are third due to goal difference. Argentinos Juniors have already secured the first seed with 12 points.
How to watch or live stream Universidad Católica vs Atlético Nacional in the US
The game between Universidad Católica and Atlético Nacional to be played at Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo for Matchday 6 of the Copa Libertadores 2021 Group F will be broadcast in the US by Fanatiz, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, and beIN SPORTS CONNECT.
Universidad Católica vs Atlético Nacional: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers in the US haven't unveiled their predictions yet. However, Caliente gave Universidad Católica a slight advantage as they have odds of +155, while Atletico Nacional have +170, and a tie would result in a +235 payout.
* Odds via Caliente.