Copa Libertadores betting odds
The Copa Libertadores is the holy grail of South American football. Organized by CONMEBOL, it brings together the best teams in the zone every season. It is the South American equivalent of the European Champions League.
Throughout the history of this prestigious tournament, Brazil and Argentina have filled their cabinets with the trophy more often that anyone else. They are also the two countries in South America with the biggest rivalry and are certainly skilled in football.
Betting on the Copa Libertadores
After some preliminary rounds, the Copa Libertadores starts with a group phase comprising 32 teams. The top two teams from each group qualify for a knockout phase in a two-legged match, except for the final. The third-placed teams from the group stage are drawn in a separate competition. Place your bets on the Copa Sudamericana with bwin.
The matches in this competition are played on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Starting with the group stage, there are a total of 125 Copa Libertadores matches on which you can bet.
Traditionally, Libertadores matches give a strong advantage to the home teams. In the last few editions, the home win rate has been close to 50%. Visitors rarely manage to take all three points.
Mexican teams have not participated in the Copa Libertadores since 2016. It's down to the fact that CL fixtures clash with Liga MX fixtures. Teams from the USA have never participated in the competition either.
Betting on Brazilian teams
The recent finals have been meetings between Brazilian teams. In previous editions, Brazilian teams have played better than all other competitors. Make bets on the Serie A Brasileirao on our online sports betting platform.
In the 21st century, Brazil are regular Copa Libertadores champion, with more than 10 titles, followed by Argentina, with seven. The whole Brazilian football ethos is based on agility and how a player controls the ball. In football, Ginga (derived from the Brazillian culture) consists of many different movements, including dribbling, using different parts of the foot and juggling. These are subtle moves and touches that take opponents by surprise.
Betting on Argentine teams
However, teams from Argentina are no less dangerous. Among the five teams that have lifted the champion's trophy the most, there are four teams from the Argentinean league, plus one Uruguayan club, Peñarol.
Independiente holds the record for most Copa Libertadores wins with seven. Then comes Boca Juniors with six titles. They are also the team that has competed in most finals. Place your bets on La Liga de Argentina now.
So-called continental football is recognized as the most efficient way to play and win nowadays. While Brazilian soccer has influences from Gringa, Argentinean football is based on Grinta — a very physical and extremely rough kind of offensive play.
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