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Newell´s Old Boys will face off against the visiting River Plate at Estadio Marcelo Bielsa in this Superliga match on Thursday.
Our Newell´s Old Boys v River Plate tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - as well as the best betting odds.
Newell´s Old Boys
Newell´s Old Boys go into this fixture following on from a 1-1 Superliga drawn game vs Colón.
In that match, Newell´s Old Boys had 43% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for Newell´s Old Boys was Facundo Mansilla (43'). At the other end, Colón had 10 shots at goal with 1 on target. Facundo Farías (75') scored for Colón.
Newell´s Old Boys have really been misfiring in more recent games. Their goals record stands at just 4 vs opposing sides over their previous 6 outings. In those games, Newell´s Old Boys have also seen the tally of goals against them come to 8. That trend might not be carried forward here, though.
A look at their previous results shows us that Newell´s Old Boys:
- are winless against River Plate in their previous 2 matches in the league.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league matches.
Last time out, River Plate drew 1-1 in the Superliga match with Independiente.
In that game, River Plate had 56% possession and 17 shots on goal with 3 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for River Plate was Braian Romero (66'). Independiente got 8 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Fabricio Bustos (29') was the scorer for Independiente.
In the course of their six latest matches, Marcelo Gallardo's River Plate have slotted home 8 times therefore giving them a goals per game average of 1.33.
Going into this contest, River Plate are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings going back to 13/10/2014, there has been little to separate the clubs with Newell´s Old Boys winning 3 of those games, River Plate 3 and 0 being draws in regulation time.
A sum of 19 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 10 of them for La Lepra and 9 belonging to Los Millonarios. The average goals per game has been 3.17.
The previous league match featuring these sides was Superliga match day 15 on 01/12/2019 which ended up with the score at Newell´s Old Boys 2-3 River Plate.
In that match, Newell´s Old Boys managed 39% possession and 20 attempts at goal with 6 on target. The scorers were Cristian Lema (30') and Leal (35').
River Plate had 15 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Ignacio Fernández (38'), Rafael Borré (64') and Ignacio Scocco (70') scored.
The match was refereed by Néstor Pitana.
Team News: Newell´s Old Boys
The Newell´s Old Boys boss Fernando Gamboa doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all coming into this game thanks to a fully injury-free squad available for selection.
Team News: River Plate
River Plate manager Marcelo Gallardo has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Milton Casco (Torn muscle bundle), Felipe Peña Biafore (Torn muscle bundle) and Javier Pinola (Forearm Fracture) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
In this match, Newell´s Old Boys certainly have the ability to score a goal against this River Plate side, but one goal is unlikely to be enough.
Our tip is for a narrow 1-2 victory for River Plate when the full-time whistle blows. It should be a decent one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Newell´s Old Boys
Stadium: Estadio Marcelo Bielsa (42,000)
Captain: Maxi Rodríguez
Chairman: Eduardo Bermúdez
Manager: Fernando Gamboa
Competitions: Copa de la Liga Profesional (Parent), Superliga position 17
🔑 Key Player: Nicolás Castro
Usually played in the Centre Midfield position, Nicolás Castro was born in Rafaela, Argentina. After having made a senior debut playing for Newell´s Old Boys in the 2019 - 2020 season, the gifted Midfielder has accumulated 3 league goals in this Superliga 2021 campaign to date in a total of 10 appearances.