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Bolívar vs Millonarios Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
10 April 2024, 13:34

In the second group day of the Copa Libertadores group stage, Bolivar will meet with Millonarios. The teams are competing in the group E, alongside with Flamengo and Palestino. Bolivar tops the group table at the moment, after the confident win over Palestino (4-0). Millonarios was less successful, securing only a draw with Brazilian Flamengo (1-1), playing the last 30 minutes with 10 men, after Larry Vasquez had a direct red card. The teams have never met before, and two clashes within the Copa Libertadores group stage will open their history of head to head clashes.

Bolívar vs Millonarios Preview 

Bolívar Preview

Aside from the confident win in the first group stage match, Bolivar feels itself quite confident in the local Apertura, having only two defeats in the last 8 matches. The last defeat, occurred in the last round, however, showed that Bolivar has problems against low-defending teams. With a serious advantage in most of the metrics, including 71% of ball possession, the team managed to score only in the stoppage time, losing the match 2-1. Similar situation occurred in another defeat suffered recently, when Bolivar struggled with the defence of the Strongest. In the group stage, however, there were little problems for Bolivar, as it secured 2-0 advantage in the first 30 minutes of the match, extending it to 4-0 in the full time.

Millonarios Preview 

Millonarios lost a lot of points during its poor losing streak which lasted from mid-February to the first weeks of March, when the team lost 5 consecutive matches and fell out from the top-8 of the Colombian Apertura. After that Millonarios is slowly getting back on track, not losing for 5 matches in a row, having secured 2 important wins over Fortaleza and Santa Fe during this period. In the first match of the Copa Libertadores group stage, Millonarios showed decent football over one of the best Brazilian teams, Flamengo, which is considered among the favourites of this Copa Libertadores draw. Despite playing in 10 men, the team scored in the last 10 minutes and outplayed Tite’s team in xG component (1.69-1.62). Millonarios will likely build on this match, travelling to La Paz in high spirits.

Betting Tips for Bolívar vs. Millonarios

Millonarios Handicap +1

Given the recent games of Millonarios, the team does not look like an obvious outsider in the upcoming match. Playing at La Paz is hard for natural reasons, but Bolivar showed that it has problems when it comes to low-defending opponents. While it will be hard to win in these circumstances, Millonarios probably can hold the handicap of one goal. Unibet gives 1.90 for this Bolívar vs. Millonarios prediction.

Both Teams to Score

Both teams are not impeccable in their defensive lines, with Millonarios still recovering from its losing streak, while Bolivar concedes a lot of goals even at home - 8 goals in the last 4 matches. Millonarios, on the other hand, saw both teams on the scoresheet for the last 7 consecutive matches. Bolívar vs. Millonarios odds for this outcome, as defined by Unibet, are 1.83.

First to Score - Bolivar 

Millonarios favours conceding first which was the case in the team’s last 8 out 10 matches. Given the unusual circumstances of playing in La Paz, Bolivar can easily seize the opportunity and open the score, as the guests will adapt to playing conditions. For this Bolívar vs. Millonarios tip, Unibet gives 1.50.

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