Palmeiras vs Boca Juniors Prediction & Match Preview

Palmeiras vs Boca Juniors
South America – Copa Libertadores
Date: Thursday, 1 November 2018
Kick-Off at 00:45 UK/ 01:45 CET
Venue: Allianz Parque (Sao Paulo).

The team from Brazil will face the six-time champions from Argentina in the Semi-final second leg of the most prestigious competition in South America. They are trailing by 2 goals form the reverse fixture in Buenos Aires.

The loss to Boca in the first leg ended a 9 game unbeaten run from all competitions for the side managed by Scolari. That run had 7 wins with 5 consecutive wins.

From the last 7 games, 5 had a scoreline under 2.5 goals at the final whistle. At home they are on a 4 game win streak.

The Blue and Gold have not been as consistent as their rivals for this game. They have 2 wins and a loss in last 6 games, with that win over Palmeiras.

The team managed by Guillermo Schelotto have scored 9 goals from those 6 games while conceding 6 as well.

Away record is also not so convincing. They are winless in last 3 away games and have conceded 5 goals in those games also.

They have conceded 2 goals each in last 2 away matches. With only a 2 goal lead against Palmeiras this is a major problem to solve for Schelotto.

Thus this meeting will see a spirited home side take on the visitors and the match promises to be an exciting one.

Palmeiras vs Boca Juniors: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Both the teams have 1 win each from 3 h2h games between them.
  • None of the games had over 2.5 goals in total.
  • Only 1 game has been played at the home of the Big Green which ended as a draw. All the other games were played at neutral locations.

Palmeiras vs Boca Juniors: Prediction

Both the teams have gone through many big games like these. But with the finals within grasp we can see them fight tooth and nail.

A 2 goal lead may not be enough for the Argentinian Champions to edge past the Big Green. The team under Scolari have been dominant at home with 4 game winning streak. Also they have scored a minimum of 2 goals in all those games.

Thus it is possible for the home side to level the scores and the game to go to extra time. It is safe to place a bet of Double chance with Boca winning or Draw at a healthy 2.15 odd.

Also both the teams are in good scoring form as well. Hosts have scored 9 times in their last 4 home games and the visitors have the same number of goals in last 5 away games. So we can place a bet on both the teams to score in Sao Paulo this Thursday at 2.30 odd.

Palmeiras vs Boca Juniors: Betting Tips

  • Double chance for a Draw or Boca Juniors winning @ 2.15 (8/7).
  • BTTS @ 2.30 (13/10).