Argentinos Juniors vs Atletico Nacional Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips (20/05/21)

If Argentinos Juniors can beat Atletico Nacional then they'll put seven points between the two sides. Given there will be just one match remaining in the group, that will secure their qualification to the next round. Can they get the job done? Find out with our Argentinos Juniors vs Atletico Nacional match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Argentinos Juniors vs Atletico Nacional: Top tips

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Argentinos Juniors to take maximum points

It doesn't matter how you look at this game; Argentinos Juniors should run out winners. Atletico Nacional have failed to win in any of their last five games with three draws and two losses to their name. Argentinos Juniors by stark contrast have won four of their last five with their 1-0 loss to Catolica last time out in the Copa Libertadores just their second loss in 15 matches. Then you can look at how the reverse fixture unfolded 10 or so days ago; Argentinos Juniors didn't have home advantage (although it was a neutral venue) but still ran out 2-0 winners – and deservedly so.

Argentinos Juniors to keep it tight at the back

A big part of the reason behind Argentinos Juniors good form – both in the Copa Libertadores and domestically – has been a solid defence. Atletico Nacional will have a tough time breaking through when they meet; they couldn't manage it last time and our prediction is that they won't do it this time either. In four games in this competition Argentinos Juniors have only conceded one goal whilst their broader form has seen them ship just four in 10. Atletico Nacional have failed to score in their last two outings and three of their last five away games.

Avalos to be on the scoresheet again?

30-year-old Argentinos Juniors centre forward Gabriel Avalos is loving life in the Copa Libertadores at the moment. Domestically, he's scored three goals in 11 appearances at a strike rate of one goal every 238 minutes. In the Copa Libertadores, he's also netted three goals at a rate of one every 106 minutes. Two of those goals came away at Atletico Nacional. They couldn't handle him and won't be relishing the prospect this time round either. Avalos meanwhile will be chomping at the bit to get at them.

Argentinos Juniors vs Atletico Nacional: Your pre-match stats

Argentinos Juniors to secure ticket to the next round

Argentinos Juniors have been the best side in group F so far and deservedly sit top of the standings. If they can record their fourth victory from five games then they'll book their seat to the next round. Where Atletico Nacional are concerned, a win for them would open the group up. More realistically though, their fight will be for third place and a spot in the Copa Sudamericana.

Argentinos Juniors vs Atletico Nacional: Closing Q&A

Argentinos Juniors vs Atletico Nacional prediction

  • Where can you watch the game? – Arena Sport, DAZN and Sport TV are all showing the game in certain areas
  • What stadium is hosting the match? – Argentinos Juniors' home ground, Estadio Diego Armando Maradona
  • What time is K/O? – 11 PM GMT