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The time’s nearly upon us for Copa de la Liga Profesional action taking place on Sunday as River Plate meet Arsenal de Sarandí.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for River Plate v Arsenal de Sarandí are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
River Plate will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 2-0 Copa de la Liga Profesional loss in their previous game against Vélez Sarsfield.
In that game, River Plate had 62% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Vélez Sarsfield had 14 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Claudio Aquino (22') and Santiago Castro (60') scored for Vélez Sarsfield.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games where River Plate have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that River Plate have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 10 goals in the process.
Arsenal de Sarandí
Following on from being beaten in their last game against Barracas Central in Copa de la Liga Profesional action, Arsenal de Sarandí and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Arsenal de Sarandí managed 44% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Arsenal de Sarandí was Leandro Moreira (15'). For their opponents, Barracas Central got 8 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Francisco Álvarez (8') and Lucas Colitto (55') scored for Barracas Central.
Federico Vilar's Arsenal de Sarandí have seen their efforts on goal rewarded a total of 6 times in the course of their latest 6 matches. The overall goals that they have conceded during those same clashes adds up to 7.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 18/10/2019 shows us that River Plate have won 2 of these and Arsenal de Sarandí 1, with the tally of drawn results standing at 3.
A total of 13 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 7 from Los Millonarios and 6 created by Los del Viaducto. That is an average goals per game value of 2.17.
The previous league clash featuring these sides was Superliga match day 5 on 26/02/2023 when the final score was River Plate 1-2 Arsenal de Sarandí.
On that day, River Plate had 65% possession and 20 shots on goal with 10 of them on target. The scorer was José Paradela (8').
Arsenal de Sarandí got 10 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Lautaro Guzmán (64') and Luís Leal (81') scored.
The match was refereed by Nicolás Ramírez.
Team News: River Plate
Pity Martínez (Fitness), Rodrigo Aliendro (Shoulder Injury) and Leandro González Pírez (Foot Injury) are unavailable for River Plate gaffer Martín Demichelis.
Team News: Arsenal de Sarandí
Due to a completely healthy group available to choose from, the Arsenal de Sarandí boss Federico Vilar has zero fitness concerns to speak of before this clash.
In this game, Arsenal de Sarandí have the firepower to find the net against this River Plate outfit, but it probably shouldn’t be as many as they’ll concede.
Our selection here is for a close game with a 2-1 advantage for River Plate at the end of this one. Should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Estadio Mâs Monumental (72,054)
Captain: Enzo Pérez
Chairman: Jorge Brito
Manager: Martín Demichelis
Competitions: Superliga position 1, Copa de la Liga Profesional (Parent), Copa de la Liga Profesional (Group A)
🔑 Key Man: Ezequiel Barco
Generally taking to the field in the Left Wing position, Ezequiel Barco was born in Villa Gobernador Gálvez, Argentina. After having made a senior debut playing for Independiente in the 2016 - 2017 season, the accomplished Forward has netted 5 league goals in this Primera División 2023 season so far in 25 appearances.