Prediction Barcelona vs Boca Juniors for him Copa Libertadores match. With a record of 100% so far, Barcelona of Ecuador and Boca Juniors of Argentina will fight on Tuesday, May 4, for the first place in Group C of the Copa Libertadores.
The match is part of the schedule for the third round of the group stage of the 2021 edition of the international tournament, the last of the first round. It will be held at the Banco Pichincha stadium, El Monumental de Barcelona, in Guayaquil. The group also includes Santos and The Strongest, from Bolivia.
The recent form of Barcelona
Barcelona got off to a good start in the Libertadores with a 2-0 victory over the runner-up in the tournament. At the Vila Belmiro stadium, they put Santos 2-0 up. Garcés put his team ahead in the 8th minute of the last period, before Pará completed the win. Peixe’s right-back collaborated by scoring an own goal in the 24th minute. It was no risk. The home team failed to register a single shot in the match. They tried eight shots.
In the second game, the first at home, the Ecuadorian team showed a wide superiority against the Bolivians of The Strongest. They scored 4-0. They struggled to break through the defensive ranks of their rivals, who remained intact at first base. However, Garcés opened the scoring in the first minute of the second half. Then things got easier. Pineda, in the 22nd minute, Martínez, in the 28th, and Valverde (against), completed.
The Ecuadorian championship, which had been suspended due to measures taken by the local government to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, resumed last weekend. On Saturday, May 1, Barcelona beat Delfín 2-1 at home on matchday 10 of the first phase of the Pro League. With 21 points (six wins, three draws and one loss), they occupy second place in the classification. They are two points behind leader Emelec.
The current form of Boca Juniors
Boca Juniors surprised everyone on the first day by coming out with three points from a match that was not expected to win. Against The Strongest, at the height, they scored 1-0. Villa scored in the 7th minute of the game and then had to deal with pressure from the hosts, who fired 16 shots. The locals fired 16 shots, five of which were blocked, but their task was facilitated by the poor aim of their rivals, with 11 shots on target.
In the second game, in La Bombonera, the mission was different. Santos, who were only looking for a draw and who only had three occasions in the entire duel, one of them on goal, needed some patience to break the defensive wall. Tevez did it two minutes into the second half. Villa, in the 24th minute, completed the 2-0 to maintain their 100% record.
On Sunday, May 2, in the penultimate round of the initial stage of the Professional League Cup, the Argentine League Championship for the 2021 season, Boca, once again having the opportunity to play in their stadium, beat Lanús by 1 to 0. It reached 22 points (six wins, four draws and two losses). It is second in group B, six points below Velez Sarsfield, leader, and five above Independiente, first outside the qualifying zone for the quarterfinals. They are already guaranteed a place in the next phase.
Barcelona – Boca Juniors Forecast and Bet
Barcelona and Boca Juniors have no reason to take risks in Tuesday’s game, with their excellent performances in the opening rounds. Therefore, the draw is a good bet for this match in the third round of the group stage of the Copa Libertadores 2021.