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The wait is almost over for the Intermediate Round action taking place on Saturday when Peñarol will take on River Plate.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Peñarol v River Plate can be seen below (inc. the best betting odds).
Peñarol head into this game following a 0-0 Primera División (Apertura) drawn match vs Fénix.
At least three goals per match were recorded in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Peñarol have taken part. Their opponents scored 7 times in this period whereas Aurinegros totted up 10.
River Plate go into this clash following on from a 1-2 Primera División (Apertura) win with the defeat of Progreso in their last game.
The stats don’t lie, and River Plate have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 7 goals in total. Defensively, La Dársena have been far from perfect. That kind of trend might not be carried forward here, though.
Team News: Peñarol
Peñarol manager Diego Forlan will be grateful to have no fitness worries at all before this game with a completely healthy group to pick from. Agustín Álvarez is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: River Plate
Out of a mainly full-strength group, there’s just the sole fitness worry for the River Plate boss Jorge Fossati to be concerned about. Facundo Boné (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be in action.
River Plate have the firepower to get a goal against this Peñarol lineup, however that might not be enough to avoid a loss.
We are anticipating a narrow 2-1 winning score for Peñarol after 90 minutes. Let’s wait and see how it plays out.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Campeón del Siglo (40,005)
Captain: Cristian Rodríguez
Chairman: Jorge Barrera
Manager: Diego Forlan
Competitions: Primera División (Apertura) position 4, Intermediate Round (Group 2), Copa Libertadores (Group C)