Palmeiras vs Atletico Junior: Preview and Predictions

Palmeiras vs Atletico Junior
Copa Libertadores
Date: Thursday, 17 May 2018
Kick-Off at 01:45 UK / 02:45 CET
Venue: Allianz Parque, Sao Paulo.

Palmeiras cruised their way towards topping the Group 8 in this tern of Copa Libertadores. Roger Machado has reasons to be thrilled with his lads’ campaign as Verdao won four and drew one of five games so far. It is good enough to keep the Brazilian giants six points clear at the top ahead of the final day, meaning they literally have nothing to play for on Wednesday.

The story is completely opposite with Los Tiburones who come into this looking for the win which would book them a place in the knockout stage, regardless of the outcome of Boca’s home tie with Alianza Lima in Buenos Aires. The Colombians thus have a match-point here, but also a much tougher opposition, meaning we’ll definitely be in for a dramatic night in South America as far as Group 8 of the most elite competition is concerned.

Palmeiras vs Atletico Junior: Head-to-head

Verdao shoed class in the first ever head to head meeting with Junior back in March this year.

Palmeiras snatched a demolishing 0-3 victory in Baranquilla.

Bruno Henrique bagged a brace while Miguel Borja scored one himself to contribute to a comprehensive away victory for the Brazilians.

Palmeiras vs Atletico Junior: Prediction

Roger Machado’s men lost the Serie A derby to Corinthians at the weekend and we would not be surprised to see the Brazilian manger resting his key men for Saturday’s clash with Bahia in the domestic league. Furthermore, Palmeiras’ loss here would mean Boca Juniors (one of the main contenders for the title) would be eliminated in the group stage which is why the 3.50 odds offered for Junior to snatch a win look delicious.

Obviously, be careful with the stakes since this is anything but a banker as it all depends on Palmeiras who are by far the strongest team in the group. The Colombians outfit relies on the strong defensive line which helped them generate the streak of seven subsequent games without a loss before falling 0-1 to Independiente Medellin at the weekend.

Palmeiras vs Atletico Junior: Bet Tips

  • Junior or Draw Double Chance @ 1.80
  • Junior to win @ 3.50.