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Sunday’s Copa de la Liga Profesional schedule features River Plate fighting it out with Independiente.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the River Plate v Independiente game - plus the latest match odds.
River Plate will be hoping for a better result following the 0-3 Copa Libertadores defeat last time out to Palmeiras.
At least three goals per game have been seen in 5 of the last 6 meetings where River Plate have participated. Opposing sides scored 10 times in these games whereas Los Millonarios managed a tally of 14. Such a pattern won’t necessarily be sustained into this match, though.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Arsenal de Sarandí in Copa de la Liga Profesional competition, Independiente and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
Over the course of their previous half-dozen clashes, Independiente have helped themselves to a total of 11 goals. El Diablo Rojo have additionally got on the scoresheet on each one of those occasions. During those fixtures, they’ve seen 10 goals go into their own net.
Team News: River Plate
River Plate boss Marcelo Gallardo does not have any fitness worries at all before this game owing to a fully injury-free group ready to go.
Team News: Independiente
Independiente manager Lucas Pusineri has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Carlos Benavidez (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Gastón Togni (Knee Injury) are not ready for selection.
When taking all factors into account, River Plate will, in all likelihood, be able to create a high number of chances and successful shots on target.
At the other end, Independiente will not find it easy finding the net themselves although we do think it’s probable that they will be converting at least once.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a fairly comfortable 3-1 winning score for River Plate come full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Antonio Vespucio Liberti (70,074)
Captain: Leonardo Ponzio
Chairman: Rodolfo D’Onofrio
Manager: Marcelo Gallardo
Competitions: Copa de la Superliga (Zone B), Superliga position 2, Copa Libertadores (Semi-Finals)
🔑 Star Player: Matías Suárez
Customarily played in the Striker position, Matías Suárez was born in La Falda, Argentina. Having played his first senior match for Belgrano in the 2006 - 2007 season, the accomplished Forward has got 7 league goals in this Superliga 2019 - 2020 season so far in a total of 21 appearances.