- Santos currently sit in eighth position in Brazil’s Serie A with just two wins in their last six.
- Boca Juniors won the Argentinian SuperLiga, beating River Plate by just one point.
- Santos have struggled in recent weeks but hold home advantage coming into this match.
- Boca Juniors are unbeaten in six matches in all competitions, conceding just five goals.
Everything up for grabs in Santos
The second leg of this Copa Libertadores semi final sees both sides standing a great chance of making the final, with neither holding the numerical advantage.
The first leg finished 0-0, a result that was better for Santos, who now host their opponents ahead of a potential final. Santos have struggled slightly domestically, currently sitting in eighth position in a competitive Serie A and their result form has seen them pick up just two win in their last six in all competitions.
Boca Juniors come into the game as slight underdogs, owing to them being the away side but their form in recent weeks has been much better with six matches without a loss securing them the SuperLiga title in Argentina. They have also performed really well defensively, conceding less than a goal a game in that time.
Neither side will be willing to come out of their shape too much due to the importance of this game and this could lead to a really cagey game without much action in the final third. With this in mind, coupled with both sides having decent recent defensive records we’re forecasting that this game will see under 2.5 goals.
These two sides look quite evenly matched and it could be really tight between two of the premier South American teams. We think River Plate just have the edge however and we’re backing them to emerge from this match with a 1-0 win as they progress to the final.
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