On Wednesday, there is a rather weak offer for betting, since from today there are no more European Championship qualification matches, so this time we were forced to analyze the semifinal of the Argentine Cup in which Boca Juniors and Estudiantes will measure their strength. The start of the match between the two Argentine giants is scheduled for 01:10 AM.
Boca Juniors: Cup Trophy Brings a Spot in the Copa Libertadores!
Boca Juniors had a not-so-great season, as the Argentine giant failed to qualify for the Copa Libertadores through the league, which was, of course, the primary goal. In the end, the team from La Bombonera finished the season in a dismal seventh place in the table, and it seems that the former champion of Argentina shifted into high gear too late, as this team played a really great end to the championship, as evidenced by the fact that Boca Juniors ended up just one point short of fourth-placed Lanus, who managed to secure direct entry into the elite competition.
After an inglorious episode in the Professional League, everyone in the club turned their attention to this year’s edition of the Copa Libertadores, and it seems with good reason, as this team reached the grand final of the highest quality club competition in South America, where the Argentine representative was awaited by Fluminense. The team from Argentina reached the final after eliminating Brazilian Palmeiras in the semifinals, following a better penalty shootout, and it is very interesting that Boca Juniors also advanced past the round of 16 and the quarterfinals after penalties.
Unfortunately, this was not the case in the final duel, where the Brazilian representative triumphed after extra time, ending 2-1, so Fluminense achieved their first title as champions of South America in history, which was naturally a cause for great celebration at the Maracana. After that, Horhe Almiron resigned, and Mariano Heron was appointed in his place, who will lead the team until the end of the season, although if the former player of Argentinos Juniors and Independiente wins the Cup trophy, and thereby a spot in the next edition of the Copa Libertadores, it is very possible that the club’s leaders will offer him a continuation of cooperation.
Speaking of the Cup, it should be said that this competition is a do-or-die for the Argentine giant, to whom only the title in the same brings a place in the group stage of the highest quality club competition in South America, which was, of course, the primary goal for this season. The last duel between Boca Juniors and Estudiantes was played just under a month ago at La Bombonera, and it ended without a winner or goals.
Estudiantes: This Team Certainly Knows How to Beat Boca!
Probably very few people know that Estudiantes is one of the most trophy-laden Argentine clubs, having won the Argentine championship title six times so far, and it is certainly worth remembering that the red and whites have won the highest quality club competition in South America four times. The last time this happened was back in 2009 when this team triumphed in the grand final over Brazil’s Cruzeiro.
Just a year later, the team from La Plata won their most recent trophy, in the Argentine championship, finishing at the top of the table with just two points less than the runner-up Velez. Last season, the Argentine giant finished fifth in the table but, like Boca Juniors, failed to qualify for the Copa Libertadores, interestingly having the same number of points as fourth-placed Lanus, but with a worse head-to-head record and goal difference, so Lanus secured the last spot that leads to the highest quality club competition in South America.
It should not be forgotten that the red and whites from La Plata represented Argentina in the Copa Sudamericana, and Eduardo Dominguez’s men were stopped in the quarterfinals by Corinthians, who advanced further after a better penalty shootout.
It should also be added that besides the Cup, Estudiantes is currently competing in the Argentine League Cup, where this team is in seventh place in Group B, a round before the end of the regular part, and practically has no chance of reaching the final stages of the tournament. Like Boca Juniors, the club from La Plata is putting all its cards on winning the Cup, so there is no doubt that we can expect a great match between two Argentine giants.
Finally, Estudiantes certainly knows how to beat Boca, as this team has achieved two victories in the last five head-to-head matches, with one draw, and twice the team from La Bombonera has triumphed.
Our Betting Suggestions
As we have already mentioned, Boca has put all its cards on winning the Argentine Cup, as this is the only way for this team to be seen in the Copa Libertadores next year. Therefore, we recommend that you bet on a home side win (fr 1) for which the Mozzartbet bookmaker has prepared odds of 2.50.
We believe that the Argentine giant will start offensively towards Estudiantes’ goal from the first minute, so we boldly recommend that you try with a halftime/fulltime bet of 1-1 (Boca leading at halftime and winning at fulltime), which Mozzartbet pays with phenomenal odds of 4.30.