About Copa Libertadores
Copa Libertadores de America, officially known as Copa Santander Libertadores, is an annual South American club competition organized by the CONMEBO since 1960 and you can find the latest Copa Libertadores betting odds comparison across OddsPortal.com.
Copa Libertadores is the most prestigious club competition in South America. Mexican teams have been invited since 1998 adding more competitiveness and better value Copa Libertadores odds.
Copa Libertadores format has been through numerous changes over the years. Originally only the champions participated. Then in 1966 runners-up of all South American leagues began to join and there are at least three clubs per country competing in Copa Libertadores fixtures nowadays. To accommodate all teams a group stage phase, similar to UEFA Champions League, was introduced.
Copa Libertadores consists of six stages: it all starts in early February with the qualifying stage. Six best teams join up the twenty-six already qualified teams in the second stage. There are eight groups of four. The group winners and eight runners-up qualify to the knockout stage. Copa Libertadores final takes place anywhere between June and August. Copa Libertadores winner plays at the FIFA Club World Cup and Recopa Sudamericana.
Independiente, an Argentine team, is the most successful team in Copa Libertadores history. Copa Libertadores cup has been won by twenty-two different clubs and that makes Copa Libertadores betting rather unpredictable.