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Prediction: Boca Juniors vs Estudiantes

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions 22 Nov 2023

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Prediction: Boca Juniors to win 3-2

Best Odds: 45/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

Club Atletico Boca Juniors and Club Estudiantes de La Plata will lock horns with each other in the 2023 Copa Argentina this week. It is the semi-finals and they will be held at the Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes in Cordoba. The tie is scheduled to kick off at 12:10 am UK time on Thursday.

Club Atletico Boca Juniors

Club Atletico Boca Juniors are one of the biggest and most well-known clubs in Argentina. They have a massive fanbase and have produced some wonderful players over the years. Azul y Oro have won the Primera Divison as many as 35 times and the Copa Libertadores on six occasions.

Boca Juniors had a poor 2023 Argentine Primera División campaign. They picked up 59 points from 40 matches. Bitter rivals River Plate, who won the title picked up 84 points from 40 matches. Things need to get better for them in the league in 2024.

Boca Juniors will head into the match against Estudiantes on the back of a 1-0 win against Newell’s Old Boys at home in the Argentine Copa de la Liga Profesional. It came after a 1-1 draw with San Lorenzo away from home in the league and followed a 2-1 win over Brazilian club Fluminense in CONMEBOL Libertadores.

Team News:

Boca Juniors are likely to line up in 4-4-2 formation. Sergio Romero will be in goal and will have Luis Advíncula, Nicolás Figal, Marcos Rojo and Marcelo Saracchi in front of him in defence. Cristian Medina, Pol Fernández, Equi Fernández and Valentín Barco will be the four midfielders. Miguel Merentiel and Lucas Janson will be the two forwards.

Club Estudiantes de La Plata

Club Estudiantes de La Plata are one of the biggest clubs in Argentina and are also among the most well-known. Estudiantes have won the Argentine Primera División title as many as six times and the Copa Libertadores on four occasions.

Estudiantes did not do particularly well in the 2023 Argentine Primera División, though. They ended up as low as fifth with 61 points from 40 matches and booked their place in the group stage of the Copa Sudamericana. River Plate, who won the title, picked up 84 matches.

Club Estudiantes de La Plata will head into the match against Boca Juniors on the back of a 1-0 victory over Central Córdoba (Santiago del Estero) away from home in Argentine Copa de la Liga Profesional. It came after a 2-1 victory over Defensa y Justicia in the league and followed a goalless draw with Boca Juniors on the road in the league.

Team News:

Estudiantes are likely to line up in a 4-3-1-2 formation. Mariano Andújar will be in goal for the home team. Leonardo Godoy, Santiago Núñez, Zaid Romero and Gastón Benedetti will be the four defenders. José Sosa, Jorge Rodríguez and Fernando Zuqui will be three central midfielders and will have Benjamín Rollheiser ahead of them in attacking midfield. Franco Zapiola and Guido Carrillo will be the two forwards.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Boca Juniors scored 48 goals in 40 2023 Argentine Primera División matches.
  • Estudiantes scored 45 goals in 40 2023 Argentine Primera División matches.
  • Boca Juniors conceded 39 goals in 40 2023 Argentine Primera División matches.
  • Estudiantes conceded 36 goals in 40 2023 Argentine Primera División matches.

Conclusion

Both Boca Juniors and Estudiantes have good teams, and the match is going to be hugely entertaining. There is a very good chance that it could be a classic. There should be a few goals, and it is very likely that home advantage will help Boca to the win.

Prediction: Boca Juniors to win 3-2

Best Odds: 45/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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