Boca Juniors vs Atletico-PR
Date: Friday, 10 May 2019
Kick-Off 01:30 UK / 02:30 CET
Venue: La Bombonera (Buenos Aires).
Boca Juniors will be looking to overtake Atletico Paranaense at the top of the Group G standings with a victory in the last fixture of the group phase on Thursday evening at La Bombonera. Xeneize are currently only one point shy of the Brazilian outfit at the top of the group standings. The hosts are also three points ahead of Deportes Tolima in third place, but have a much better goal difference meaning they’ve practically secured the knockout stage of the competition.
Gustavo Alfaro’s men head into this in higher spirits. They showed a decent attacking form in two separate wins over Godoy Cruz in the last 16 round of Argentinian Copa de la Superliga. Boca advanced to quarter-final 5-2 on aggregate. They also won the Argentinian Super Cup beating Rosario Central on penalties after the regular time ended in a goalless draw.
Boca Juniors vs Atletico-PR: Head-to-head
This will only be the second ever head to head match between the two teams.
Boca Juniors will be highly motivated to get revenge for a tough 3-0 defeat when they met Atletico Paranaense a month ago away on Brazilian soil.
Boca Juniors vs Atletico-PR: Prediction
Atletico Paranaense (Copa Sudamericana winners) could have secured the top place in the group two weeks ago, but they fell 3-2 away at Bolivian Jorge Wilstermann to end a three-win streak in Copa Libertadores.
Furacao won each of three matches on the home patch, but it’s been a different story on travels where they struggled badly to pick up results lately. Tiago Nunes’ squad lost both away matches to Deportes Tolima and Jorge Wilstermann.
Boca won 10 of past 11 home matches in all competitions. They demolished both Deportes Tolima (3-0) and Jorge Wilstermann (4-0) in two home outings in this term of Copa Libertadores. Knowing that Atletico Paranaense lost four and drew one of past five away ties across competitions, we see the home win as a genuine banker bet at the odds of 1.61.
Boca Juniors vs Atletico-PR: Bet Tips
Boca Juniors to win @ 1.61 (8/13)
Boca Juniors to win in -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 3.00 (2/1).