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The Superliga game at Estadio Libertadores de América on Sunday sees hosts Independiente prepare for the visit of opponents, River Plate.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Independiente v River Plate can be found here (plus the best game odds).
Independiente will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 0-3 Superliga success against Colón.
In that match, Independiente managed 41% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For Independiente, goals were scored by Damián Batallini (11'), Leandro Fernández (44') and Leandro Benegas (54'). At the other end, Colón got 18 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
Eduardo Domínguez's Independiente have found the net 5 times in their prior six outings. At the other end, the tally of goals that have been scored against them in those fixtures amounts to 7.
Leading up to this clash, Independiente:
- haven't won against River Plate in their previous 3 league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 3 league games.
Since a loss in their previous game against Sarmiento in Superliga competition, River Plate and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, River Plate managed 82% possession and 27 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for River Plate was Emanuel Mammana (67'). At the other end, Sarmiento had 5 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Guido Mainero (31') and Federico Andueza (44') scored for Sarmiento.
During their 6 latest matches, Marcelo Gallardo's River Plate have had reason to celebrate scoring a total of 7 times thus giving them the goals per game average of 1.17.
Going into this one, River Plate have not been beaten in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
A review of their past head-to-head clashes going back to 19/09/2018 tells us that Independiente have won 1 of them & River Plate 3, with the number of drawn games standing at 2.
In all, 14 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 5 of them for El Diablo Rojo and 9 being from Los Millonarios. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
The previous league fixture between the two was Superliga match day 10 on 06/09/2021 and the score finished River Plate 1-1 Independiente.
In that match, River Plate had 56% possession and 17 shots on goal with 3 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Braian Romero (66').
Independiente had 8 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Fabricio Bustos (29') scored.
The referee was Andrés Merlos.
Team News: Independiente
The Independiente boss Eduardo Domínguez has no fitness worries at all coming into this game thanks to a completely healthy squad ready to go.
We are thinking that El Diablo Rojo look set to employ a 4-2-3-1 system for the game with Milton Álvarez, Alex Vigo, Sergio Barreto, J. M. Insaurralde, Lucas Rodriguez, Alan Soñora, Lucas Romero, Tomás Pozzo, Leandro Benegas, Damian Batallini and Leandro Fernandez.
Team News: River Plate
River Plate boss Marcelo Gallardo has to choose a team with limited availability. Felipe Peña Biafore (Muscular problems) and Robert Rojas (Tibia and Fibula Fracture) are not ready for selection.
We’re of the thinking that Los Millonarios could decide to elect for a 4-2-3-1 formation, going with Franco Armani, Milton Casco, Emanuel Mammana, Javier Pinola, Elias Gomez, Agustín Palavecino, Enzo Pérez, Santiago Simón, Rodrigo Aliendro, Miguel Borja and Lucas Beltrán.
In our view, Independiente will have to play well to hit the back of the net against this River Plate team who we think will likely end up scoring and staying ahead.
We’re therefore seeing a very competitive game with a 0-1 win for River Plate at the end of this game.
We’ll see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Libertadores de América (49,592)
Captain: Lucas Romero
Chairman: Hugo Moyano
Manager: Eduardo Domínguez
Competitions: Superliga position 23, Copa de la Liga Profesional (Parent)
🔑 Star Player: Lucas Romero
Mostly played in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Lucas Romero was born in Argentina. Having played his first senior match for Vélez Sarsfield in the 2012 - 2013 season, the gifted Midfielder has managed 2 league goals in this Superliga 2022 campaign so far from a total of 9 appearances.