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2023, November 4) The most anticipated matchup in South American football this year is finally here, as Boca Juniors and Fluminense will battle it out for the Copa Libertadores title at the Maracana. The winner of this final will qualify for the 2023 and 2025 Club World Cup tournaments, in addition to the 2024 Recopa Sudamericana.
Boca Juniors are currently sitting in 7th place in the Argentine Primera Division standings. The Xeneize have won six Copa Libertadores titles, and they will be trying to tie Independiente’s record for the most championships won (7).
Fluminense are currently sitting in 8th place in the Brazilian Serie A standings. The Tricolor reached the Copa Libertadores final only once in 2008, and they lost it to LDU Quito. The 2023 Copa Libertadores Final venue will be at the Maracana, so Fluminense will be at home, even though CONMEBOL chose the host stadium at the start of the year.
|ℹ️ Tournament:||CONMEBOL Libertadores 2023, Copa Libertadores Final|
|🏟️ Venue:||Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|🗓️ Date:||4 November 2023|
|⏰ Time:||8 p.m. GMT on Saturday|
According to the best bet on football sites, Boca Juniors are the slight underdogs at 3.80 (14/5). A draw is offered at 3.0 (2/1), while Fluminense are the favorites at 2.15 (23/20) to beat the Xeneize.
Boca Juniors are coming off a 0-0 home draw with Estudiantes in the Argentine Primera Division. The Xeneize are now only one point below the qualifying positions for the Copa Libertadores. We picked Boca Juniors in our Copa Libertadores 2023 predictions as one of the best dark horses, and that was before the start of the tournament.
What relates to the Xeneize performance in the Copa Libertadores this season is that they finished at the top of Group F. Then they proceeded to beat Nacional, Racing Club, and finally Palmeiras to reach the final.
Fluminense are coming off a 1-0 away loss to Bahia in the Brazilian Serie A. This is the second loss in a row for the Tricolor, and they have won only one of their last seven league games. They have rested most of their starters in the last few matches to prepare for the final.
The Tricolor have also finished at the top of their Group D, which was a big surprise considering that River Plate were there as well. Fluminense then proceeded to beat Argentinos Juniors, Olimpia Asuncion, and finally Internacional.
This matchup has been evenly matched over the years. In the last six head-to-head games between them, Boca Juniors have won twice, drawn twice, and Fluminense won twice. The last four encounters between them were in the 2012 Copa Libertadores tournament, as they were in the same group and then faced each other in the quarterfinals.
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The final being at the Maracana will make a big difference for Fluminense, as they have yet to lose a home game in this tournament. The Tricolor have a more balanced team with a lot of talented players like Andre and German Cano, who should make a big impact in this final.
The best Copa Libertadores odds have Fluminense as a favorites for a reason. They faced tougher opponents on their way to the finals, and they will give it all to win their first-ever Copa Libertadores title.
Both teams have scored in five of the last six games for Boca Juniors in all competitions. Fluminense have also been having a lot of high-scoring games lately in the tournament, as five of their last seven Copa Libertadores games have seen both teams score. This can easily be a goal feast, as both teams have a lot of talented offensive players like experienced Edinson Cavani and German Cano.
German Cano is easily one of the best strikers in the world. The Argentinian player is guaranteed to finish at the top of the 2023 Copa Libertadores goal scorers, as he scored 12 goals in the tournament, which is five goals higher than the second-place player. Cano has been exceptional this season for Fluminense, and he got a rest in the last two games to be ready for this clash.
Boca Juniors will miss Marcos Rojo due to suspension, while Exequiel Zeballos will be out for a while with an ACL injury.
Fluminense are expecting to get Nino and Felipe Melo back in this game after recovering from their injuries.
The Copa Libertadores always have a lot of unexpected results, but Fluminense are playing at home, so they have a big advantage in this matchup. Make sure you use our 2023 Boca Juniors vs Fluminense betting predictions and bet them at the betting sites in South America to have more fun watching the game.