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Byline: Dan Childs

BOCAvARSENAL 11.15pm BOCA JUNIORS are two victories away from winning the Argentinian Clausura champ ionship and they can get the first of them by making home advantage count against title rivals Arsenal tonight, writes Dan Childs.

It has been a hectic recent schedule for Boca, who were 2 0 winners at home to Universidad de Chile in the first leg of their Copa Libertadores semi final clash on Thursday.

They will be looking to seal a spot in the final by securing a decent result in Santiago next Thursday but for now their focus will be on maintaining domestic supremacy.

Apart from the glory which would accompany a 31st dom estic league title success there would also be the assurance of qualification for next year's Copa Libertadores.

Head coach Julio Falcioni is likely to resist the temptation to make wholesale changes to his starting line up and, with the assistance of a passionate home crowd also in Boca's favour, they look decent value at odds of 3 4 to bag the points.

Arsenal have had the advan tage of eight days to prepare for their short trip to the Alberto J Armando stadium and will arrive with plenty of confidence, having taking 13 points from their last five games.

However, all three of Arsenal's domestic defeats this season have been sustained in away games and tonight's clash against an in form Boca side (unbeaten in 13 games) promises to be one of their toughest assignments of the campaign.

They suffered back to back defeats at the hands of Boca (2 1 at home and 2 0 on the road) in the group stages of the Copa Libertadores and the form looks set to be franked in Buenos Aires.

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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Jun 17, 2012
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