One of the most crucial in football, at any level, from national teams to clubs, remains the perennial dispute between Brazil and Argentina. The new round takes place towards Wednesday morning, firstly in the play-offs of the prestigious tournament, the Copa Libertadores, and secondly also involving the popular and ambitious sides, Corinthians and Boca Juniors. Will the duel live up to expectations? The website’s editorial team will publish an exclusive preview of the encounter on June 29, 2022. For full statistics and odds for the match, look at 1xbet review.
Corinthians are having quite a serious season
Timau is 1 of the most popular and ambitious clubs in Brazil. And 5th place in 2021 apparently did not particularly satisfy the ambitions of both management and fans. In order to rectify this and make progress, Vitor Pereira was brought in. The Portuguese did not start to please everyone straight away, but once he got the hang of it, he elevated his new charges to the Serie A leaders. And even earlier, the Brazilians managed to make it through to the Kopa Libertadores play-offs. But not without problems: Corinthians took 9 points there, just one ahead of Deportivo Cali. But, most importantly, the basic objective was achieved – and further progress in the tournament should be ensured by the progress of the Timau game.
Boca Juniors have already managed to win their first trophy in 2022
The Genoese slipped from 1st place to 4th in the last edition of the Primera, a failure by the standards of such a grandee. But the management continued to trust the inexperienced coach Sebastian Battaglia. And it paid off this spring, when the grandee was able to regain their status as winners of the Diego Maradona Trophy. The Argentines also managed to win their group in the Copa Libertadores. By the way, they played there in the same quartet as Corinthians. Boca are the strongest team in the group, winning three times and getting 10 points. The favourites also got off to a relatively good start in the new Primeração. Although even there, there were some problems, such as a 0-1 defeat at the hands of Central Cordoba.
Corinthians have been good this spring, winning at home and drawing away against Boca Juniors. Curiously enough, the clubs have scored 4 points each in previous encounters in this pairing. In 2012, it was also the Brazilians, and a year later the Argentines were better.
The home team has never lost in this pairing. We dare to believe it will stay that way – bet on Corinthians victory (odds – 2.24).