Competition: Copa Libertadores
Market: Atlético Mineiro win
Odds: 10/11 @ 888sport
Two sides who are looking to book their spot in the quarter-finals of this year’s Copa Libertadores, Atlético Mineiro will host Boca Juniors late on Tuesday night.
Starting with the hosts, while Atlético Mineiro might have been disappointed to have only played out a 0-0 stalemate in Argentina last week, Galo do find themselves enjoying a real purple patch. Tipped as a leading pick to extend on their Copa Libertadores adventure in midweek, Head Coach Cuca should find the mood in his camp at a real high. Sat just three points adrift of climbing to the top of the Brazil Serie A table, the Belo Horizonte-based outfit were last seen over the weekend picking up some perfect momentum. Last seen securing what was a deserved 2-1 victory against Corinthians on the road, Atlético Mineiro are now in the midst of a six-match unbeaten run, a run of form that has seen them snatch five wins in doing so. Also gaining plenty of plaudits for their displays at the Mineirão, Tuesday’s hosts should be confident of finishing off the job here.
As for the visitors, while Boca Juniors might have managed to hang onto a stalemate in their first-leg showdown last week, the South American giants are in the midst of an extended sluggish patch. Last seen over the weekend having to settle for a disappointing point against Unión on the road, Xeneizes are drastically struggling to match a similar level that saw them lift the Primera División title last season. A side that is seeking a much-needed boost, Miguel Ángel Russo’s side have managed to win just one of their last nine matchups across all formats within 90 minutes, a run that stems all the way back to May 2nd. Gaining a reputation for their rather glaring issues on the road and facing another stern test late on Tuesday night, we’re backing a similar home victory at the Mineirão.
Bet: Atlético Mineiro 10/11 to beat Boca Juniors in Tuesday’s Copa Libertadores tie @ 888sport