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Copa Libertadores Round of 16: Corinthians vs Boca Juniors Odds, Picks & Predictions

  • Corinthians has not lost more than once in their last 17 home matches
  • Boca Juniors has not scored once in five of their last six Copa Libertadores away games
  • Boca Juniors has played their last five away games first half in a draw

[June 27, 2022] Corinthians and Boca Juniors have been victorious in their respective Group Stage round, and as a result, they’ve made it into the knockout phase. Boca Juniors led the way in Group E, with Corinthians closing in second place with a one-point deficit. Both teams scored five goals, but Corinthians conceded less. 

However, Boca Juniors won more games but lost more than Corinthians during the group phase. Both teams will have the chance to phase each other over the next two legs to see who will advance to the next round. But as it stands, Corinthians has the better head-to-head between the two.  

Corinthians vs. Boca Juniors Odds

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The soccer odds above show that both teams are closely matched, but Corinthians have the better head-to-head in the last tie and are playing at home; they’re the slight favorites. 

As a result, a bet on Corinthians will give you a lesser return than on a draw or Boca Juniors to win. However, the difference is not massive. 

Therefore, if you want to bet on the Copa odds for this round of 16 tie, you must make your predictions before making your soccer picks

It is a straightforward money line bet that you will have to wait for the game to end before you know who won it or if it ended in a draw. But before you do that, keep reading to see our opinion on this game and what we consider a solid bet. 

Corinthians vs. Boca Juniors Information

  • Competition: Copa Libertadores
  • Location of the game: Neo Quimica Arena, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Time: Tuesday, 28 April 2022, 09:30 PM EDT 
  • How to watch: Online streaming services and cable 

Information About Corinthians

Corinthians are having a good time in the Brasileiro Serie A league as they are currently second in league with less than three points to catch up with the league leaders, Palmeiras. The team has lost only two in 14 games and only conceded 10, making them one of the best defensive sides in the league.

However, their main problem is that they don’t score many goals because they only have 17 goals in the league compared to the league leaders’ 27. Therefore, they would need to up their goal-scoring prowess if they ever want to compete in the league and the Copa Libertadores this season. 

The team hasn’t lost in the last five games in all competitions. In addition, they’ve only conceded one goal in that time. Therefore, we can see how incredible their defensive prowess is and how much more they can offer. The team is certainly doing it right at the back. 

However, aside from the 4-0 win against Santos in their Copa do Brasil tie, the team hasn’t scored more than three goals this season. Therefore, they need to find a way to improve their conversion rate, and the bulk of the work would be on Vitor Pereira to get his top forwards firing. We expect him to make some changes to the team that faced Santos in the last match.

We might see Willian come in for Gustavo Mantuan. Giuliano takes Du Queiroz’s place, and undoubtedly, Junior Moraes would take Felipe Augusto’s place, as the latter was injured in the match. However, we expect the team to maintain their shape for the match. 

Information About Boca Juniors

The Argentina Liga Professional is still in its early phase of the season as teams have only played five games each. Therefore, we can’t say much about the competition or give a significant outlook on the league. 

However, Boca Juniors has taken nine points from the possible 15 this season. But they’ve scored 11, which is an excellent way to start the season. 

Undoubtedly, the team’s season has not been too bad since the start of the league. They’ve only lost two games in the last seven in all competitions. 

Also, they won five out of the seven games. Therefore, it is a good look for the team as they prepare to take the challenge to Brazil in their round of 16 tie against Corinthians. 

The team isn’t a massive goalscorer, and they’ve only scored more than two goals three times since the turn of the year. Also, they don’t concede plenty per game, but they barely keep a clean sheet. 

In the last seven games, they’ve only kept a clean sheet in one game. It was against Ferro Carril Oeste in their Copa Argentina match.

As a result, some work must be done in the goals department. They need to find a way to get the defensive side sorted to increase their clean sheet record, and they must find a way to create a better goalscoring record. Sebastian Battaglia needs to field the right players and tweak the tactics. 

Even though they lost, we expect the same players from the last match to occupy the squad list. However, Jorge Figal will be missing from the lineup after his match injury.

Corinthians vs. Boca Juniors Picks and Predictions 

Both teams are looking to seal a spot in the last eight of the competition, and their motivation would be to find a way to work on the loopholes. 

Both teams are not high scoring teams, but they don’t concede a lot of goals as well. However, keeping a clean sheet hasn’t been easy for them. Therefore, we do not think they would do so when they meet in Sao Paulo.

We expect a close game as we prepare to see these powerhouses take on each other on Tuesday night. In addition, for our soccer picks, we believe both teams would get a goal, but we think Corinthians will secure a win at home. Therefore, our soccer betting picks for this game is 2-1 in favor of the Brazilians in Sao Paulo.

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