Fluminense - Boca Juniors
Copa Libertadores - Maracana
* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change
The biggest game in South American club football, the Copa Libertadores final, is upon us. Boca Juniors and Fluminense will meet on Saturday, November 4th at Maracana in Rio de Janeiro to determine who will be the new champion of South America. In our preview of the game, we will provide you with important information and our top Copa Libertadores predictions.
Our latest Boca Juniors vs Fluminense predictions and betting picks
If you are looking for best football tips for today, in addition to our Boca Juniors vs Fluminense predictions, we can help you out:
Fluminense to win
- The final will be played at Maracana, which is Fluminense's home ground, where they have 4 wins and 2 draws in Copa Libertadores this season, along with just 1 loss in 16 games in Serie A
- Brazilian teams have won Copa Libertadores 4 times in a row
- Boca Juniors drew in all of their 6 knockout stage games and only managed to reach the final after winning on penalties in each round
Half time draw
- Both teams reached the final without losing a game in the knockout stages
- Fluminense drew at half time in 2 of the 3 home knockout stage games this season and the same goes for Boca Juniors away from home
- Fluminense and Boca Juniors drew at half time in 3 of their 6 H2H duels
Best odds, stats, and figures for Boca Juniors vs Fluminense
If you're searching for the top Boca Juniors vs Fluminense odds and stats, you've come to the right place:
Boca Juniors last five: LDWLD
Fluminense last five: DLWLL
We can now check out the latest betting markets and odds for this duel:
Boca Juniors odds: 14/5 (3.80) – 26.30% probability
Draw odds: 23/10 (3.30) – 30.30% probability
Fluminense odds: 23/20 (2.15) – 46.50% probability
We can see from the odds that the bookies think Fluminense are the expected winners with a 46.50% win probability. Meanwhile, the main favourite to become the first goalscorer in this match is German Cano at 9/2 (5.50) odds, which is the same as a 18.20% probability.
Boca Juniors – Fluminense preview: Recent form, news, and possible lineups
Check out the latest news on these teams here, including the most likely Boca Juniors vs Fluminense lineups:
While their fans won't worry about it too much given that Boca Juniors are back in Copa Libertadores final, the team is actually struggling in Copa de la Liga Profesional where they have only won 11 points from the same number of matches and are currently in the 23rd position in the standings. Obviously the team's focus has been on Copa Libertadores as they look to win their 7th title in the competition. Not only that, but they managed to break the hegemony of Brazilian teams after three finals in a row in which we only saw them.
When it comes to team news, Boca Juniors will be without injured Exequiel Zeballos, as well as Marcos Rojo who is suspended for this game after being sent off in second leg of semi-finals against Palmeiras.
Boca Juniors predicted lineup:
Romero – Weigandt, Rojo, Figal, Valentini, Fabra – Barco, P. Fernandez, E. Fernandez – Cavani, Merentiel
Just like their rival in Copa Libertadores final, Fluminense's form in their domestic championship has been far from impressive recently and the team only managed to win 1 of their last 7 games, losing 5 of those matches in the process. On the bright side, Fluminense is back in the final of the top continental competition for the second time ever and only time since 2008 when they lost to LDU Quito.
Meanwhile, Jorge remains on the sidelines with a long-term injury, but he is the only player who will miss the game for Fluminense as they look to win Copa Libertadores for the first time in history, at their home ground, the famous Maracana.
Fluminense predicted lineup:
Fabio – Xavier, Marlon, Nino, Marcelo – Andre – Ganso, Arias, Keno – Kennedy, Cano
Teams commonly release their starting lineups one hour ahead of the kickoff.
Player to watch: German Cano
One of the key factors in Fluminense's historic run to the final of Copa Libertadores is German Cano. The 35-year-old is having his arguably best season ever, especially in the premier continental competition in South America. After all, he is the top scorer in the competition with 12 goals. More importantly, he's been fantastic in the knockout stages, scoring 6 goals in 4 games since quarter-finals.