Vélez and Flamengo face off today at the José Amalfitani stadium in a thrilling matchup in the 2021 Copa Libertadores group G. Two teams with great history in this tournament will be competing for the two Round-of-16 spots at stake in this stage. Both are also head to this game in great form, which is another reason why this one is a must-watch. Here, find everything there is to know about this interesting game such as information, storylines, predictions, odds, and even how to watch it in the US.
The Argentine team are back in South America's greatest competition after seven years. Gabriel Heinze was the one who led the Fortín to the Libertadores after such a long time before moving to Atlanta United. Now, Vélez are doing great under Mauricio Pellegrino as well, but the upcoming task seems challenging.
Brazilian giants head to a new participation in this prestigious tournament after booking their ticket in great fashion. Flamengo won the 2020 Brasileirao following dramatic final rounds, and they return to the Libertadores looking to improve a bad result in their previous campaign.
Vélez vs Flamengo: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Time: 8:30 PM
Location: José Amalfitani Stadium, Buenos Aires
Vélez vs Flamengo: Time by State in the US
ET: 8:30 PM
CT: 7:30 PM
MT: 6:30 PM
PT: 5:30 PM
Vélez vs Flamengo: Storylines
Vélez Sarsfield are ruling in Group B of the Argentine Copa de la Liga Profesional with 22 points after 10 rounds. A club who tasted continental glory and even lifted the Intercontinental Cup in the 90s, the last years were a bit tough for the Fortín, until they bounced back under Heinze's guidance alongside promising youth talent.
With their former coach the've become much stronger, and Mauricio Pellegrino has also been doing a good job so far. With a comfortable position in the domestic competition Vélez can focus in the international commitments too, but their group doesn't seem to be easy at all.
Flamengo are back in the Copa Libertadores seeking revenge. Last year, they couldn't retain their crown as they were beaten by Racing in the Round of 16. It was a disappointing early exit for the Mengao, but they've recovered a few months later. Rogério Ceni's boys lifted the Brasileiraro and the Brazilian Supercup after that, so they arrive to this game with plenty of success under their belt.
How to watch or live stream Vélez vs Flamengo in the US
The game to be played between Vélez and Flamengo in the Copa Libertadores 2021 group stage will be broadcasted in the US by Fanatiz, beIN SPORTS en Español, and beIN SPORTS CONNECT.
Vélez vs Flamengo: Predictions and Odds
This one seems like an evenly matched duel, but it would make sense to see the visitors as favorites, taking into account their success in domestic competitions. Still, Vélez are leading their group in the Copa de la Liga, and they aren't a weak rival at all. According to Caliente, the Argentine side has odds of +250, while Flamengo have odds of +105. A tie would result in a +250 payout.