Current Copa de la Liga Profesional title holders Boca Juniors will visit Newell's at Rosario seeking for their first win in the new edition of the Argentine tournament. After rescuing a point in the final minutes against Gimnasia last week, the Xeneize feels the need to show a better image. Aiming to get nothing less than three points, Boca travels to Rosario with the pressure to improve their level. Here you will find everything there is to know about this exciting soccer game, such as the match preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and even how to watch or live stream it in the US.
Tonight's game hosts didn't start the competition strongly either. Frank Kudelka's team lost with Vélez on the first match and now is getting back home trying to strengthen themselves.
Despite Boca's beginning to the tournament wasn't impressive, it is believed that they still are title contenders once again, so it will probably be a tough game for Newell's playing against the defending champions.
Boca Juniors vs Newell's: Match Information
Date: Sunday, February 21, 2021
Time: 19:30 (ET)
Location: Estadio Marcelo Bielsa, Rosario
Boca Juniors vs Newell's: Time by State in the US
Boca Juniors vs Newell's: Storylines and Head-to-Head
Boca couldn't start the new season with a win at home, but they still have plenty of games to turn up their game. Prior to this tournament they've won the last cup played after the breakthrough of the pandemic but also lost against Santos in the Copa Libertadores semifinals. In the local competition they seem stronger but they need to show a better version of themselves after a poor start with Gimnasia.
Newell's has been struggling since the soccer activity returned after the first months of lockdown. Frank Kudelka used to have a team with good performances but lately they had trouble to get into winning ways. In the latest cup the team from Rosario couldn't get into the championship zone and fell short to get a ticket to Copa Sudamericana.
Boca and Newell's have played 156 times, with a clear dominance from the Buenos Aires side. The Xeneize won 67 times, while Newell's got the three points on 42 matches and they tied on the other 47 games.
Boca Juniors vs Newell's: Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021 Standings
After the first round of the Argentine league, the Xeneizes are in 6th place in the Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021 standings, with one points. Newell's, on the other hand, are in 11th place with no points, as they suffered a 1-0 away defeat to Vélez.
How to watch or live stream Boca Juniors vs Newells in the US
The second round game from the Argentine Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021 to be played between Boca Juniors and Newell's will be broadcasted in the US by Fanatiz and TyC Sports Internacional.
Boca Juniors vs Newell's: Predictions and odds
According to oddsmakers, Boca seem to be the favourite side to take the three points at the Marcelo Bielsa Stadium. DraftKings gives the visitors odds of -129, while Newell's have odds of +310. A tie would result in a +255 payout.
* Odds via DraftKings