From Tuesday to Thursday this week, the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana play their quarter-final matches. Top teams like Palmeiras, Atletico MG, and Barcelona SC are in action. Check out analysis and free picks for this week’s Copa Liberatores and Copa Sudamericana quarter-final contests. Let’s jump right into action so you can get ready to bet against the Copa Libertadores odds and Copa Sudamericana odds.
2021 Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana Matches to Bet On This Week
Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana Quarter-final Leg 2 of 2 Games
- When: Tuesday, Aug. 17 – Thursday, Aug. 19
Copa Libertadores – Tuesday, Aug. 17
- Sau Paulo / Palmeiras
On Aug. 10, in the first leg, Sau Paulo and Palmeiras drew 1-1. Sau Paulo beat Gremio 2-1 in their next match. Palmeiras fell 0-2 to Atletico-MG in their next match. These two have played against each other five times this year. Sau Paulo has 2 wins while the other 3 matches finished in draws. Palmeiras has the advantage because they’re home. But Sau Paulo has Palmeiras’ number. Go with the road squad.
Soccer Pick: Sau Paulo
Copa Sudamericana – Tuesday, Aug. 17
- Rosario Central / Red Bull Bragantino
Rosario is on a 5-match losing streak. Bragantino beat Rosario 4-3 in the first leg. If Rosario Central couldn’t win the first leg, or even force a draw on their pitch, what chance do they have of upsetting Red Bull B. on the road? Not much of a chance.
Soccer Pick: Red Bull Bragantino
Copa Libertadores – Wednesday, Aug. 18
- Olimpia / Flamengo
Flamengo has won 4-of-5. Their lone loss happened versus Brazilian Serie A rival Internacional on August 8. Olimpia has lost 4 straight. Flamengo beat Olimpia 4-1 in the first leg. Look to lay at least 1 ½ on Flamengo to cover. They dusted Olimpia on the road in the first leg and should have no trouble covering the handicap at home.
Soccer Pick: Flamengo
- River Plate / Atletico MG
Atletico is the better team. MG beat River Plate 1-0 in the first leg. Atletico MG also beat a very good Palmeiras squad 2-0 in their last. River Plate won their last match. But before the victory, they had dropped 3 straight.
Soccer Pick: Atletico MG
Copa Sudamericana – Wednesday, Aug. 18
- Sporting Cristal / Penarol
Penarol is on a 4 match winning streak. Sporting Cristal has lost 2 straight, including dropping the first leg versus Penarol 3-1. The home team takes this.
Soccer Pick: Penarol
Copa Libertadores – Thursday, Aug. 19
- Fluminense / Barcelona SC
In leg 1, Fluminense and Barcelona drew 2-2. The match happened on Fluminense’s pitch. All Barcelona must do is ensure a draw by less than 2-2 and they’ll win on the aggregate. Fluminense should be ultra-aggressive, which could lead to a couple of Barca goals on the counter. Barcelona is the play.
Soccer Pick: Barcelona
Copa Sudamericana – Thursday, Aug. 19
- Liga de Quito / Athletico-PR
Athletico-PR has lost 3 straight and 4-of-5 with a draw. Liga de Quito beat Athletico-PR 1-0 in the first leg. But although Liga de Quito is in better form, the road team in this plays in the Ecuadorean League. Athletico-PR is a Brazilian Serie A squad and gets Liga on their pitch. Give the home team the nod.
Soccer Pick: Athletico-PR
- Santos / Libertad
In the first leg, Santos bested Libertad 2-1. Libertad battles Santos on their pitch on Thursday, which gives them a slight edge. But because they have a lead, Santos can go ahead and play for a draw. Libertad will find it difficult to break down Santos’ defense. The best play is on the draw.
Soccer Pick: Draw
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