The tournament has been renewed this year which caused some serious changes but it’s still the most prestigious football tournament for South American clubs. Let’s take a look at the chances about who will win Copa Libertadores 2017!
This year the Copa Libertadores wil be even more exciting than usual, thanks to a whole new approach by CONMEBOL towards organizing the tournament. Until this season, 38 teams were participating in the tournament, now it has been increased to 47. The tournament has been changed to last throughout the entire season, which resulted in Mexican League declining to participate. The best Mexican football clubs were invited in the past 19 editions of the South American Champions League.
Can Atletico Nacional defend its title?
Online sportsbooks in Brazil do not think so! In fact, the Colombian champions are not even in the top three favourites to win Copa Libertadores 2017. In fact, those who want to bet on the Medellin-based side, will face 15.00 (14/1) odds at Vbet Sportsbook. But who will win Copa Libertadores 2017, if not the current cup holders? Well, the betting odds favour certain teams, let’s take a look at which ones they are!
Palmeiras are the favourite at online bookies
One of the strongest football clubs in Brazil, Palmeiras, is regarded as the most likely team to end up being Copa Libertadores 2017 winner. Their outright odds for Copa Libertadores 2017 are 6.50 (11/2). However, their task won’t be so easy. Palmeiras are drawn in the same group with Argentina’s Atletico Tucuman, Uruguay’s Penarol and Bolivia’s Jorge Wilstermann.
After 2 matchdays, Palmeiras is already in the winner’s position winning one and tying another match. Online sportsbooks expect them to win the group and qualify for the Round of 16. In fact, they are expected to probe their value by marching even more forward than the round of 16, straight to the final…
Bookies believe in Brazilian clubs…
Apart from Palmeiras, some other Brazilian clubs are also regarded as main candidates to win Copa Libertadores 2017. Flamengo, Atletico MG, Santos and Gremio are all among the favourite answers to the question “Who will win Copa Libertadores 2017?” In fact, this means we can expect Brazilian teams to shine this season.
Let’s take a look at the Copa Libertadores 2017 outright odds: The odds for Flamengo to win are 10.00 (9/1)those for Atletico MG to win are also 10.00 while the odds for Santos and Gremio to win the trophy are 11.00 (10/1) and 13.00 (12/1) respectively. Will they be capable of living up to the expectations of playing great matches throughout the tournament?
Can River Plate win Copa Libertadores?
Copa Libertadores odds at Vbet Sportsbook:
- Palmeiras: 6.50
- River Plate: 9.00
- Santos: 11.00
- Atletico Nacional: 15.00
- The Strongest: 26.00
- Zulia: 101.00
The only non-Brazilian team among the main favourites to win Cpoa Libertadores is River Plate. Argentina’s 5th team is the secret weapon in which most online sportsbooks in Argentina firmly believe in. Can they actually make it? They are winning their group after 1 matchday upon beating Independiente Medellin by 1-3.
The other 2 participants in their group are Peruvian Melgar and Ecuadorian Emelec. Winning the group should not cause any difficulties to one of the most historic Argentine football club. They might even be thereabouts in the end: their odds to win the trophy are 9.00 (8/1). Who do you think will win the Copa Libertadores 2017? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below!