Tip Barcelona SC - Boca Juniors
Ecuadorian side, Barcelona has opened its Copa Libertadores campaign on a fine note, winning the first two matches. They have their biggest game so far when they host Argentine giants Boca Juniors. The two sides have won their opening matches and are perched atop Group C with six points. Barcelona have a better goal difference so are above Boca Juniors. They head to this game unbeaten in their last five matches after keeping clean sheets against The Strongest and Santos in their opening matches in this group, they will be keen to keep that going. The 4-0 win over The Strongest in their last game was the third win in four Copa Libertadores matches, and they have three clean sheets in the four. They however have five losses in eight Copa Libertadores matches and have conceded two or more in five. It hasn’t been all smooth at home too; before beating the Strongest, Barcelona had lost three straight matches in the Copa Libertadores.
Boca Juniors, on their part, carry to this game a run of five straight wins and four straight clean sheets. Sebastian Villa has been in fine form for the team, scoring thrice in the last five matches, while veteran Carlos Tevez will be hoping he can score in a second straight Libertadores game. He scored the opener as Boca saw off Santos 2-0 in their last Libertadores game. They head here having beaten Lanus 1-0 in their last game in the Argentinian league. After falling at the semi final stage last season, Boca will be hoping to go all the way this time and going by their opening two matches, that is the target. They’ve won their opening two games with clean sheets and three goals. Their only loss in the last five Libertadores matches came in the semi final defeat by Santos last year, but they have four clean sheets in the five matches. Away from home, in the last six matches in the competition, they have four wins and four clean sheets.
Key points Barcelona SC - Boca Juniors
Boca Juniors have five straight wins across all competitions.
Boca Juniors have four clean sheets in their last five matches in Copa Libertadores.
Barcelona have five losses in eight Copa Libertadores matches.
Barcelona have three losses in the last four home matches in Copa Libertadores.
Conclusion Barcelona SC - Boca Juniors
Barcelona have started their campaign well in Copa Libertadores but this will be their toughest game yet. They face a seasoned Boca Juniors side, who are top performers in continental action. Boca have better form going to this game and though playing away, should be able to collect three points from this clash. Barcelona haven’t been very strong at home and have lost three of the last four home matches in this competition. Go for a win for the away side.
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Barcelona SC Boca Juniors Prediction published on May 4, 2021