South America’s biggest football competition will see a new champion crowned, with two Brazilian teams in the final.
Flamengo vs Athletico Paranaense Prediction, Free Tips, and Betting Odds
Flamengo will take on Athletico Paranaense in the Copa Libertadores final, and we have brought you predictions and free betting tips for this game.
Flamengo vs Athletico Paranaense
Saturday, October 29, 21:00 (GMT+1)
Predictions and Betting tips
Flamengo to Win @ 1.52
Flamengo has not dropped a game since the Copa Libertadores began, while Athletico Paranaense struggled to get to this point in the competition. Flamengo, which has won six of its previous eight matches and drawn two, is our pick to become the new champion. Three of Paranaense's past four league games ended in losses.
Goal-Goal @ 2.06
We anticipate Athletico Paranaense to score at least once this time because they have scored in every round of this tournament. Flamengo has a remarkable history of scoring in every game, both in the group stage and the knockout round, so it would be expected if they did it again in the championship game.
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.97
Flamengo scored 32 goals in the 12 games they have played in the tournament, so we anticipate this showdown to be exciting and goal-filled. Given that Athletico Paranaense has averaged 1.25 goals per game in this tournament while Flamengo has averaged 2.67 goals per game, there is a good chance that the Copa Libertadores final will feature at least three goals.
*All odds were culled from Bet9ja and accurate as at time of writing
Flamengo have reached back-to-back finals as coach Dorival Junior has matched the antecedents of his predecessor, who also made it to the Copa Libertadores final last year. However, the objective is to win the championship, which Flamengo was unable to achieve last year after losing to Palmeiras 2-1. Having already won the Brazilian Cup, he aspires to also win the continental competition, although he has no chance of becoming the Brasileirao champion. Flamengo have not lost in their last eight games and will hope to carry that good form into the final.
Athletico Paranaense are about to play for the Copa Libertadores crown and are also having a good domestic season, considerably exceeding their expectations for the season. Although they have lost some significant points both at home and away in the Brasileirao, they would hope to be at their best in the Copa Libertadores final.