Boca Juniors take on Cerro Porteno in the second leg of the Copa Libertadores round of 16. The match I staking place at legendary Bombonera on Friday, May 6th. Boca Juniors have 2-1 lead after the match in Paraguay.
Boca Juniors had no troubles winning their group, finishing above Racing Club, Bolivar and Deportivo Cali. Buenos Aires side won 3 and drew other three matches of the group stage, taking 12 points with 11-4 goal difference. Boca Juniors won the reverse leg at Cerro Porteno’s field 2-1 but no team had obvious advantage and Cerro Porteno could avoid defeat in that match but missed from the spot. Boca Juniors are unbeaten in their last 8 matches at home and this run includes 6 wins and 2 defeats. In group stage matches at own turf the hosts of the upcoming match drew with Racing Club, won over Bolivar 3-1 and Deportivo Cali 6-2.
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Cerro Porteno gained the place in the knockout stage only after 1-0 win over Santa Fe in the last match of the group stage and took the second spot with 10 points and negative 6-7 goal difference. Paraguayan side could avoid defeat in the first match but failed to score their second penalty shot in the match and lost to visitors Boca Juniors. Cerro Porteno played 13 matches on the road this year, taking 5 wins, 3 draws and suffering 5 defeats. The away record in Copa Libertadores also don’t impress as the team drew at Santa Fe and suffered two losses at Corinthians and Cobresal (both 0-2).
The teams met 7 times and 3 head-to-head ended with draws and other four with Boca Juniors wins and that were their last four meetings. History of the head-to-heads, away record of Cerro Porteno and home record of Boca Juniors suggest to confident win of the hosts.
Prediction for the match: Boca Juniors to win with -1.0 Asian handicap.