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Top Predictions and Best Odds for Boca Juniors vs Nacional
It was a goalless draw after the first leg of this Copa Libertadores clash between Boca Juniors and Nacional with the Argentine team now the favorite to advance into the quarterfinal with the return match being played in Buenos Aires.
- 1 Top Predictions and Best Odds for Boca Juniors vs Nacional
- 2 Stats and Latest Odds for Boca Juniors vs Nacional prediction
- 3 Boca Juniors vs Nacional Lineups, Team News, and Match Preview
- 4 Player to Watch: Miguel Merentiel
Boca Juniors to Win
- Boca won four out of the last five matches
- Nacional lost once in the past four encounters
- Four out of the last five h2h encounters ended in a draw
Under 2.5 Goals
- Nacional had three straight games with no more than two goals scored
- Boca Juniors went under the line in the past couple of matches
- These teams covered the bet in seven h2h encounters in a row
Stats and Latest Odds for Boca Juniors vs Nacional prediction
Boca Juniors' last five matches: WWWWD
Nacional's last five matches: WDLWD
These are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.
This is how the bookies have set up the Boca Juniors vs Nacional odds:
Boca Juniors odds: 4/6 (1.67) – 60%
Draw odds: 11/4 (3.75) – 26.7%
Nacional odds: 5/1 (5.00) – 20%
The latest odds provided by the bookmakers suggest that Boca Juniors is the expected winner with the probability of that happening at a steady 60 percent. Boca has finally come into a good run of form winning four out of the past five matches and they will be looking to add another important victory as they try to save their season. Visit our football predictions today page for suggestions about the latest picks and here are some options for your consideration regarding this Boca Juniors vs Nacional clash: A Goalless Half-Time would bring you odds up to 6/4 (2.50) – 40% while Boca Juniors Win with BTTS is priced at 4/1 (4.00) – 25%.
Boca Juniors vs Nacional Lineups, Team News, and Match Preview
It has been a rough first part of the season for Boca Juniors, but the team is doing well recently trying to save themselves in the league and find some ground in Copa Libertadores. Gonzalo Morales and Luca Langoni are injured.
Expected lineup: Romero, Weigandt, Figal, Valentini, Fabra, Advincula, Campuzano, Varela, Fernandez, Medina, Merentiel.
The biggest issue for the Uruguay team is the lack of efficiency in the last three games when they scored only once. That kind of lackluster performance won't be tolerated in tough surroundings when they face Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires.
Expected lineup: Ichazo, Baez Corradi, Polenta, Bocanegra, Lozano, Y. Rodriguez, D. Rodriguez, Fagundez, Zabala, Trezza, Ramirez.
Player to Watch: Miguel Merentiel
The 27-year-old Uruguay striker has been one of the rare stand-out players for Boca Juniors in a tough season, but one that could get a lot better with a positive result in Copa Libertadores. Merentiel has started only half of the games for Boca Juniors this season in Liga Profesional, but that didn't stop him from becoming the club's best scorer with seven goals.
However, his lack of goals in Copa Libertadores is something that needs to be rectified quickly. Merentiel has been starting even fewer games in the South American competition, but the squad needs him to provide some efficiency if they are to move through the tournament. Merentiel is on loan to Boca Juniors from Palmeiras, that agreement will expire at the end of the calendar year.
Starting lineups are usually released 60 minutes before kick-off.