Match Preview and Predictions for Barcelona SC vs Atletico Nacional
- Tournament: Copa Libertadores 2017
- Date: Wednesday, 15th March
- Kick off at 00:45 UK/ 01:45 CET
- Venue: Estadio Monumental Isidro Romero Carbo.
Both sides have been quite dominant in their domestic campaigns at the start of the new season in the top flights of Ecuadorian and Colombian football.
Barcelona, however, can’t be happy with the draw at all since their first match will see them taking on the reigning champions. They also have to face Brazilian and Argentine teams to take on in the remaining matches of the group phase.
The hosts will feature the group stage of Copa Libertadores after one-year break.
Interestingly, they were again drawn to the same group with both Estudiantes and Atletico Nacional.
Jonathan Alvez has been in good touch at the start of the season netting three goals in five appearances for Barcelona in Primera A. This includes the goal in a 2-0 victory over River Ecuador on Saturday evening.
Reinaldo Rueda has a super strong potential of his own in the final third. Dayro Moreno opened Primera A in a superb fashion as he netted four goals in six appearances including two in last three league games.
The Copa Libertadores winners from the last year seem to have found a terrific attacking shape just at the right time.
The visitors netted as many as five goals in the weekend’s drubbing of Alianza Petrolera. The best player Dayro Moreno has been rested, while Ibarguen, Lloreda, Ramirez and the substitute Dajome were on target.
Barcelona SC vs Atletico Nacional: Head to head
The 2015 campaign has seen the away wins in each of the two heads to had clashes between the two teams.
Atletico Nacional took a 1-2 victory from Guayaquil, while Barcelona returned just eight days later with an impressive 2-3 victory in Medellin.
Barcelona SC vs Atletico Nacional: Prediction
Both sides have a super strong attacking potential which is why we simply have to back the BTTS or Over 2.5 goals bet.
The visitors will be slight favourites to claim three points following their fine form in the recent days.
Barcelona SC vs Atletico Nacional: Bet Tips
The main betting prediction will be BTTS & Over 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 7/4.
You can alternatively back Atletico Nacional DNB at 4/5.