With the group stages of the 2021 Copa Libertadores complete, it's time to take a look at the knockout ties.
Copa Libertadores tips: First Knockout Round
We're through to the knockout stage of the Copa Libertadores and as you can see from the fixtures below, there are a fair few Brazilian and Argentinian teams still left in the competition.
Boca Juniors face Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro in the knockout stage, with the 1st leg due to be played on the 13th July. Cerro Porteno are one of the two Paraguayan teams to make it through the group stage and their reward is a tricky tie against Fluminense. The first of our two ‘Brazil vs Argentina' ties sees Sao Paulo face Racing Club on the 14th July, while on that very same day, Universidad Catolica of Chile pit their whits against the defending champions Palmeiras. Velez of Argentina take on the Ecuadorian Barcelona, which is also due to take place on the 14th, while Defensa y Justicia play host to Flamengo on the 15th. The only same nation tie sees River Plate up against a familiar foe in the form of Argentinos Juniors, and the last match-up sees Paraguay's Olimpia face-off against Internacional of Brazil.
All of these Copa Libertadores betting tips are available to wager on right now. As you can see, there’s still plenty of time to place your bets, and these odds could fluctuate between now and the time the matches kick-off.
Copa Libertadores outright markets
As things stand, the only current outright market covers the potential winner of this season's competitions, but more outright markets, such as top-goalscorer, are expected to be added in the future.
Currently, the only bookmaker offering odds in the ‘ To Win the Copa Libertadores' market are 888sport and these are their top picks accompanied by the very latest odds…
Flamengo to win @ 3/1
River Plate to win @ 5/1
Palmeiras to win @ 6/1
Internacional to win @ 9/1
Boca Juniors to win @ 14/1
Copa Libertadores: The Group Stage
Here's how the group stage finished and who made it through to the first round of knockout ties.
Brazilian side Palmeiras claimed the top spot, finishing 6pts clear of second-placed Defensa y Justicia. Independiente Valle of Ecuador and Universitario of Peru finished third and fourth respectively.
Another of the Brazilian sides, Internacional, finished top of Group B, despite dropping points in three of their six matches. Olimpia beat Deportivo Tachira to second spot via goal difference and Always Ready from Bolivia finished bottom.
Barcelona of Ecuador secured 13pts which proved enough to finish ahead of the rest in Group C. Boca Juniors claimed second-place ahead of Santos, while The Strongest had to settle for fourth place.
The Brazilian and Argentinian teams moved through to the knockout stage from this group, with Fluminense finishing top and River Plate earning the runners-up spot. The Columbian dup of Junior and Independiente Santa Fe failed to make it past the group stage.
Once again, the teams representing Brazil and Argentina progressed from this group, with Racing Club taking the top spot ahead of Sao Paulo. Peru's Sporting Cristal finished third and Rentistas of Uruguay finished bottom of Group E.
Argentinos Juniors finished 3pts clear of their nearest rivals in Group F, with Universidad Catolica of Chile securing the other qualifying position. Uruguay's Nacional just finished third and Atletico Nacional of Columbia finished in last place.
Yet another group in which the teams from Brazil and Argentina progressed. Flamengo didn't lose a single game as they finished top of the group, while Velez Sarsfield came in second. LDU Quito of Ecuador claimed third place and Chile's Union La Calera ended up in last place without a single win to their name.
Atletico Mineiro of Brazil stormed away to first place in this group, picking up five wins and a draw from their six matches. Cerro Porteno join the Brazilians in the knockout stage, while Deportivo La Guaira and America de Cali both missed out on qualification.
Alternative betting markets for the Copa Libertadores
- Red card – yes/no
- Number of goals – individual player
- Clean sheet
- Double Chance
Bookmakers to register with for Copa Libertadores
Bet365 almost always has great odds for betting on soccer, especially for the Copa Libertadores! And since the site also has a superior mobile app, you can track the event live and make additional bets as and when you please. Take the most out of the sign up offer as detailed here.
As you may know, Ladbrokes gives members a daily odds boost for soccer, which means that if you use this for the Copa Libertadores, you will get some serious value. It’s also one of the most reputable bookmakers in the nation.
With years of entertaining sports punters all over the UK, William Hill is always a great choice for soccer betting. These guys have a fantastic desktop site, a great mobile app, and of course, – William Hill always whips up competitive odds for events like Copa Libertadores.
FAQs – Copa Libertadores tips
Can I watch the game with these bookmakers?
Many bookmakers offer you the chance to watch the games you bet on if they have the coverage on their websites.
Will I get the chance to cash-out my bets?
Yes, if you make a bet that is performing well. The sites we’ve mentioned all support the cash-out option on the mobile app and desktop, and you can track these offers during the event.
If I win a bet, when will my winnings be credited?
If you do place a winning bet, whether from our Copa Libertadores betting tips or off your own back, your winnings will usually be added to your balance following the conclusion of the Copa Libertadores event.