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We’re counting down to Copa de la Liga Profesional action happening on Monday as River Plate take on Platense.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for River Plate v Platense, scroll down - plus the latest match odds.
River Plate head into this fixture after a 1-1 Copa Libertadores drawn match against Fortaleza.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times that River Plate have shown defensive steel. The reality is that River Plate have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 5 goals during that time. Having said that, we will just have to wait and see if that trend shall be sustained in this next game or not.
In their last fixture, Platense drew 1-1 in the Copa de la Liga Profesional match with Argentinos Juniors.
In that game, Platense had 42% possession and 9 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Platense was Brian Mansilla (77'). Argentinos Juniors got 14 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Gabriel Florentín (17') scored for Argentinos Juniors.
Looking at their form, and Platense have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, conceding 11 goals in total. At the back, Platense have not been doing too well.
Head to head
The last league match between these clubs was Superliga match day 21 on 22/11/2021 when it finished Platense 0-1 River Plate.
That time, Platense had 43% possession and 10 shots on goal with 2 on target.
At the other end, River Plate got 18 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Julián Álvarez (10') was the scorer.
The referee was Fernando Rapallini.
Team News: River Plate
Jonatan Maidana (Tear in the abductor muscle), Matías Suárez (Thigh Muscle Strain), Juan Fernando Quintero (Torn muscle bundle), Felipe Peña Biafore (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Robert Rojas (Tibia and Fibula Fracture) will not be taking part for River Plate manager Marcelo Gallardo.
Team News: Platense
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad to choose from, the Platense boss Omar de Felippe has zero fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game.
In this game, Platense should have enough to put one past this River Plate side, but it is unlikely to be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We’re expecting both teams to score in a 2-1 win for River Plate at the end of the 90 minutes. There looks to be little in this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Antonio Vespucio Liberti (72,054)
Captain: Enzo Pérez
Chairman: Jorge Brito
Manager: Marcelo Gallardo
Competitions: Copa de la Liga Profesional (Parent), Copa de la Liga Profesional (Group A), Copa de la Liga Profesional (Parent), Copa Libertadores (Group F)
🔑 Key Player: Nicolás De La Cruz
Usually taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Nicolás De La Cruz was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. After having made a senior debut playing for River Plate in the 2017 - 2018 season, the talented Midfielder has struck 4 league goals in the Superliga 2021 season so far in a total of 11 appearances.