Palmeiras vs Boca Juniors Match Preview and Predictions

Palmeiras vs Boca Juniors
South America – Copa Libertadores
Date: Thursday, 12 April 2018
Kick-Off at 01:45 UK
Venue: Allianz Parque (Sao Paulo).

Allianz Parque will play host to a mouth-watering derby of the Matchday in Copa Libertadores on Wednesday evening when Palmeiras host Boca Juniors. The Brazilian outfit will be hoping to maintain the perfect record and clinch their third win in three games in the competition. Verdao had no troubles easing past Junior and Alianza Lima. Their goal difference is 5-0 after these two games.

Boca were also successful in the second round. They saw off Colombian Junior 1-0 in front of the home fans. It was the only goal which was seen in their two opening rounds of the competition. The mentioned victory is enough to keep Guillermo Schelotto’s side at second place. An upset here at Allianz Parque would move Xeneize at the very top of the Group 8 standings, but beating in-form Palmeiras will be quiet a challenging task.

Roger Machado generally has treasons to be satisfied with his team’s performances in the recently finished Campeonato Paulista A1. Palmeiras went past Santos in the semfiinal, but were unlucky to fall to Corinthians pnm penalties in the battle for the silverware. Boca, on the other side, hold the very top of the standings in Argentine Superliga where they are seven points clear after 22 rounds of the competition. Schelotto’s men will, however, come into this in lower spirits after falling 1-2 at home to Defensa y Justicia at the weekend.

Miguel Borja was the standout performer for Palmeiras so far in the season. The Colombian forward scored two goals in two Copa Libertadores games and he also added seven in Campeonato Paulista.

Palmeiras vs Boca Juniors: Head-to-head

The two likes have not had the chance to lock horns previously.

Palmeiras vs Boca Juniors: Prediction

As for the outcome, we do expect a huge battle at the center of the park. Boca will rely on their stern defensive line and try and keep it goalle3ss for as long as possible.

The bet you can’t make a mistake with is Under 2.5 goals FT. Braver tipsters can shoot for the 1-0 correct score at 6.00.

Palmeiras vs Boca Juniors: Bet Tips

Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.60

Palmeiras to win 1-0 @ 6.00