Palmeiras vs Boca Juniors Betting Tip and Prediction
- Updated: 31st October 2018
Palmeiras vs Boca Juniors – Copa Libertadores : The plans of the Brazilian team went down the drain
at the end of the match due to two goals of the opposition.
Felipão mounted the team to defend itself as much as possible and with that snatch a draw or even manage to score a goal away from home (the valuable away goal) to get a good advantage for the 2nd leg match.
However, in Argentina, Palmeiras have played their worst match of the Felipão era, being inexistent in attack and struggling when going on the attack (a lot of times they were pressured by Boca Juniors’ midfield, catching their defence disorganized).
Now, the team will need to go on the attack, because 2 goals take the decision into penalties and at the same time, conceding a goal means saying goodbye to the continental competition.
Boca Juniors: Even doing poorly in the league, on the cups their tradition puts them under a lot of pressure and on a match where their fans pushed the team forward, they managed to get an excellent result.
They don’t play eye-catching football, but they always honestly deliver the proposal of pressuring the opposing defensive midfielders, of the criticized manager Guilermo Schellotto that even with the title shouldn’t continue on the team.
For the 2nd leg, the team should bank on a solid defence and in managing the advantage conquered in Argentina, expecting two situations, the opportunity of a counter-attack to solve the match-up and the opposing nervousness, especially of Felipe Melo.
Palmeiras vs Boca Juniors – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Another great match for the history of the continental competition with two very historical clubs. However, from the scenario built on the 1st leg, I expect Boca to adopt the same posture they adopted on the quarter-finals against Cruzeiro.
They will defend themselves as much as they can and hope for a opposing slip-up to decide the knockout tie (a Boca’s goal means that Palmeiras will need to score 4 goals to advance).
Despite Palmeiras’ team being better than Cruzeiro, the bookmakers are overestimating the hosts, putting the -0.75 line with a lot of value,
so I see the +1 handicap favouring Boca being very likely to happen, especially due to the advantage they’ve conquered in the 1st leg.
|Betting Tip / Prediction||Odd||Stake||Bookmaker||Status|
|Boca AH +1|