The Argentine Copa de la Liga Profesional will bring an interesting clash tonight between Vélez and Boca Juniors at the José Amalfitani stadium. Both have good teams in the domestic top division and now will face each other looking to settle at the top places from the group B. Here, we'll take a look into the match preview, predictions, odds, and even how to watch the game in the US.
The hosts started strongly this tournament, with three straight wins in the same amount of games played. Mauricio Pellegrino has a squad that has a good mix between exciting youth talent and also more experienced men. They face a huge task ahead but they already started with the right foot.
On the other hand, Boca has a lot to prove. The team coached by Miguel Ángel Russo didn't begin the competition in the best way, although they didn't lose so far. However, the Xeneize will visit Liniers with no other thing in mind but to claim the three points in the Argentine league.
Vélez vs Boca Juniors: Match Information
Date: Sunday, March 7, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM (ET)
Location: José Amalfitani stadium, Buenos Aires
Vélez vs Boca Juniors: Time by State in the US
ET: 7:30 PM
CT: 6.30 PM
MT: 5:30 PM
PT: 4:30 PM
Vélez vs Boca Juniors: Storylines and Head-to-Head
Vélez had a perfect start to the Copa de la Liga. They won the first three games they played and had the best start from any team in the group B. The Fortín have an experienced coach in Mauricio Pellegrino, who also had a remarkable career as a player, and now enjoy their good beginning to the domestic tournament.
Boca face a demanding situation as they need to improve their level tremendously. Having tied the two games that were played at their home, La Bombonera, the Xeneize didn't impress and fans are starting to get fed up. Recently, they almost lose with Claypole, a fourth-tier club, in the national cup, which showed how Boca has to change their image.
However, these two have a long history facing each other in Argentina's top-flight. They played 169 times, and Boca won most of the duels as they were winners in 84 matches, while Vélez won 44, and they tied in 41 clashes.
Vélez vs Boca Juniors: Copa de la Liga Profesional Table
Vélez impressive start of three victories in the first three rounds have put them at the first position of group B with nine points, being the only team with a perfect record so far. Boca has won one and tied two, which is why they are sixth with five points.
Vélez vs Boca Juniors: Copa de la Liga Profesional Top Scorers
Vélez: Lucas Janson, Thiago Almada (2)
Boca: Carlos Izquierdoz (2)
How to watch or live stream Vélez vs Boca Juniors in the US
The game to be played between Vélez and Boca Juniors for the fourth round of Argentine Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021 will be broadcasted in the US by Fanatiz and TyC Sports Internacional.
Vélez vs Boca Juniors: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers see that the visitors have a good chance to bounce back and get the win at Liniers, although the difference with their opponent isn't big. That's why DraftKings has given odds of +135 to a Boca win and odds of +195 to a Vélez triumph, while a tie would result in a +210 payout.
* Odds via DraftKings