Boca Juniors receive Santos at La Bombonera today trying to take advantage of playing at home in the first leg of the 2020 Copa Libertadores semi-finals. Boca haven’t played in the final since 2018 and Santos has been unable to play in the last game of the season since 2011, where a young Neymar took them to the promised land. Here you will find everything there is to know about this exciting game, such as the match preview, information, storylines, predictions, and how to watch or live stream it in the US.
Boca Juniors had a complex route to this stage, suffering more than necessary in both the Round of 16 and quarter-finals. After playing great in the first game of the last-16 stage, Internacional made their life hard in the second game of the series. They had an easier series against Racing in the prior round and now they’ll try to keep things quiet and not complicate themselves.
Santos have been one of the best teams in the tournament and now the challenge will be bigger for them, as they will face a team that has reached this stage in the last two editions of the competition. The Brazilian side are ready to make that last step before playing in the big game and a victory this Wednesday will be the best way to start the series.
Boca Juniors vs Santos: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, 6 January 2021
Time: 5:15 PM ET
Location: La Bombonera, Buenos Aires
Boca Juniors vs Santos: Time By State In The U.S.
ET: 5:15 PM
CT: 4:15 PM
MT: 3:15 PM
PT: 2:15 PM
Boca Juniors vs Santos: Copa Libertadores Top Scorers
Boca Juniors: Eduardo Salvio (6)
Santos: Kaio Jorge (5)
Boca Juniors vs Santos: Copa Libertadores 2020 Bracket
Boca and Santos will play for the first leg of the Copa Libertadores Semifinals. The second leg will be played in Brazil next week. River Plate and Palmeiras play in the other semifinals, with the Argentine side losing 0-3 on Tuesday at home in the first leg game.
Boca Juniors vs Santos: Storylines and Head-To-Head
Boca Juniors come from tying against River Plate last Sunday and this will be the continuation of a tumultuous week. The Xeneize know the job won’t be easy but they’ll try to get a good result and see what they can do in Vila Belmiro next week.
Santos beat two great teams in Independiente del Valle and the favorite Gremio in prior stages and they will try to keep their good pace against the Argentine giants. This team is playing the perfect way to win this tournament and Boca should be worrying about that.
This will be their fifth match in this competition. Boca has won two and Santos have won two, too.
How to watch or live stream online Boca Juniors vs Santos in the U.S.
Fanatiz USA, beIN SPORTS en Español, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS CONNECT will broadcast this game in the United States. These teams are two of the best squads in South America and a duel between them will always get a lot of attention.
Boca Juniors vs Santos: Predictions and Odds
Boca come from tying against archrivals River Plate over the weekend and it’s unclear what version of the team we will see today. Santos have been great playing as visitors this season and that could be the key factor to define the winner of this game.
Oddsmakers, however, put the home side as the big favorite to win the game at La Bombonera. According to Caliente, Boca Juniors have odds of -167, while it gives Santos odds of +500. A tie would result in a +270 payout.
* Odds via Caliente