Copa Libertadores Betting

CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores returns for another season of South America’s most prestigious competition as 47 clubs clash to challenge for the status of the best club across the continent. Flamengo will be looking to retain their title as they hold off competition from rivals Palmeiras and River Plate.

Historically, Brazilian and Argentine teams have performed best at the competition, winning 47 times. Despite not winning the competition since 1984, Independiente have won the competition the most amount of times, winning seven times, a feat made more remarkable when you see the stat that states they are the only team who have made more than one Copa Libertadores final and not lost. Brazilian clubs have won the competition for the last four years, with only River Plate in 2018 stopping them from winning five in a row. So, if you're looking at the betting odds for Copa Libertadores fixtures, typically, Brazilian sides will be favourites.

Copa Libertadores Match Betting

CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores betting is popular for a number of reasons, if bettors aren't looking to bet on the Libertadores champions. Then a lot of the betting goes on goal-related markets. The reasons for this is that the difference in quality between teams from different countries is significant; for example, if you're betting on a Bolivian team taking on a Brazilian team, Copa Libertadores odds typically demonstrate that there will be a number of goals in the games. For example, if we take a look at the rounds of the Copa Libertadores before the group stage, we see the following:

  • First Stage: 23 goals in six games. (Average of: 3.83 pg)
  • Second Stage: 36 goals in 16 games. (Average of 2.25 pg)
  • Third Stage: 15 goals in eight games. (Average of 1.87 pg)
  • Group Stage: 249 goals in 96 games (Average of 2.59 pg)

With this in mind, only five Copa Libertadores group games finished 0-0. Which is below average for competitive football. So, for a Copa Libertadores match, goal betting is often a favourite of fans around the world. For this reason, Copa Libertadores odds are low but particularly in games where teams could risk dropping down to the Copa Sudamericana, you can often guarantee goals.

Betting on the Copa Libertadores winner

Current champions, Flamengo, will be looking to retain their title this season as they search for their fourth Copa Libertadores in the club’s history. River Plate and Boca Juniors will be looking to return to winning ways, bringing the Brazilian's recent dominance to an end.

When betting on group winners, it is important to remember that both the winner and runner-up progress to the next round, so match odds may be lower for fixtures where both teams are virtually guaranteed to progress. Check out the upcoming fixtures and potential drawings to get a good grasp on how games may turn out. Then you can bet on the outright winner of the Copa Libertadores using our Sportsbook.

You can find all our latest outright Copa Libertadores betting odds right here on Bet UK.

Copa Libertadores betting markets

Explore the outright and in-play betting markets for the CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores to find all the latest odds. With in-play markets, you can bet ahead of the game or live as the action unfolds, including:

  • Correct score - Predict what the correct score will be come the end of the game
  • Half-time score - Bet on what the score will be at half-time
  • Match result - Decide on the result of the match with the team either winning the match or coming away with a draw
  • Player specials - Select individual bets for players throughout the match, including; cards to be received, total goals scored, and more
  • Next goalscorer - Predict who will be the next goal scorer as the game progresses

All of these odds can be combined into a bet builder for each game of the tournament.

You can also find the following Copa Libertadores outright odds across the Bet UK markets:

  • Copa Libertadores winner - Select the team to win the Copa Libertadores title
  • Top scorer - The player to score the most goals throughout the tournament

Copa Libertadores betting tips

As Independiente are the most decorated club in the history of the competition, having won a total of seven trophies, they tend to be in the running for most bettors. The Argentinian side, Boca Juniors, is just behind with six titles to their name, so there’s no surprise to see the Argentinian sides as favourites when it comes to the Copa Libertadores. Coming from a rich history of footballing greats, Brazil possesses some of the most exciting and talented football players breaking onto the scene, and it’s this heritage that makes the Brazilian teams another favourite in South America’s elite tournament. Looking to bet on more football in South America? Check out our Copa America betting odds.

Dates of Copa Libertadores Fixtures

StagesMatch Dates
First StageFeburary
Second StageFebruary/March
Third StageMarch
Group StageApril - June
Round of 16August
Quarter FinalsAugust/September
Semi FinalsSeptember/October

Top 10 Copa Libertadores Teams In History

1Independiente7 (7 Wins)
2Boca Juniors11 (6 Wins)
3Penarol10 (5 Wins)
4River Plate7 (4 Wins)
5Estudiantes5 (4 Wins)
6Olimpia7 (3 Wins)
7Nacional6 (3 Wins)
8Sau Paulo6 (3 Wins)
9Palmeiras6 (3 Wins)
10Santos5 (3 Wins)

Copa Libertadores FAQs

What is the Copa Libertadores?

The Copa Libertadores, also known as the CONMEBOL Libertadores, is South America’s most prestigious tournament, bringing together 47 teams from across the continent to decide the champion. Included in the competition are clubs from; Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Peru, Columbia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Paraguay.

Currently, the Copa Libertadores consists of an initial set of knockout fixtures where teams will compete to advance to stage two. The second stage is more widely known as the group stage where each team will play home and away before advancing to the knockout stage of the tournament. As the teams progress into the knockout phase of the tournament, they will compete over two-legged ties across the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and the penultimate final. The winner of the competition will face the winner of the UEFA Champions League in the Club World Cup Final, deciding the champion of the world club football.

Find all the Copa Libertadores online sports betting odds for every match in the competition, as you follow all the action from the group stage, through to the decisive knockout stages.

How does qualification work for the Copa Libertadores?

For teams to qualify for South America’s most elite trophy, they will need to win the Apertura and Clausura tournaments or via a top finish in their domestic league. Countries are known to have different qualification processes in place with Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela, and Uruguay adopting the approach mentioned above. Teams in Brazil, Argentina, and Chile will need to go through a European League format to qualify for the Copa Libertadores.

When does the Copa Libertadores start?

The Copa Libertadores typically starts in February and comes to a close in October.

Keep an eye out for all the [latest football betting odds](/betting/football) on the Bet UK in-play and outright markets as the tournament progresses.

When is the Copa Libertadores final?

The 2023 CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores final will take place on November 4th at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.

Can I bet on the Copa Libertadores final?

Follow every second of the final with all the latest in-play odds for the Copa Libertadores final right here on Bet UK. You can bet ahead of the game or live as the game develops.

Why do Mexican teams not compete in Copa Libertadores?

Mexican teams pulled out of the Copa Libertadores due to schedule conflicts in 2016 and due to the poor performance of Mexican teams at the tournament, it's highly unlikely you'll find these teams at the competition anytime soon.

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