Tip Corinthians – Boca Juniors
In the second phase of the Argentinian topflight, Boca Juniors haven’t had a great ride so far. They will be glad to put that to the side as they go into another top clash, a Round of 16 Copa Libertadores clash away to Corinthians. Both teams will be looking to bounce back; Boca Juniors from a loss and Corinthians from a draw. Though Corinthians are coming from a winless outing, in their 0-0 draw with Santos, they registered a fourth clean sheet in the last five matches. Corinthians are unbeaten in those five matches, winning three. They have just one loss in their last 10 matches, but in that run of 10 games, they’ve scored more than a goal in just two.
Boca juniors on their part, are coming from a 2-1 loss at home to Union. A game of high emotions, all the three goals were scored through penalties and Boca Juniors had Carlos Roberto sent off in stoppage time, with Franco Troyanski netting the winner for Union. This was Boca Juniors’ second loss in the last four matches, and also the fourth straight game without a clean sheet. They’ve conceded two or more goals in two of their last four matches and each of the last three has produced over 2.5 goals. Their away form in the Copa Libertadores hasn’t been great, winning just once in the last six matches. In seven of 10 away matches in this competition, Boca Juniors have failed to score.
Key points Corinthians – Boca Juniors
Corinthians are unbeaten in their last five matches.
Corinthians have kept four clean sheets in the last five matches.
Corinthians have failed to score in two of their last 10 games.
Boca Juniors have no clean sheet in their last four matches.
Boca Juniors have failed to score in seven of 10 away Copa Libertadores matches.
ConclusionCORINTHIANS – BOCA JUNIORS
Boca Juniors have a poor run, going into this game. They haven’t managed a clean sheet in the last four matches, and away from home, they’ve failed to score in seven of 10 Copa Libertadores matches. Corinthians, on the other hand, are enjoying a great run, especially in defence, and playing at home against a team struggling away from home should build their confidence.