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The Superliga clash at Estadio Pedro Bidegain on Sunday sees home team San Lorenzo playing River Plate.
View all of the San Lorenzo v River Plate predictions, poll and stats below - plus the latest betting odds.
San Lorenzo will play in this match following on from a 0-0 Superliga drawn match against Colón.
In that game, San Lorenzo managed 49% possession and 11 shots on goal with 3 on target. For their opponents, Colón got 9 shots on goal with 3 on target.
Their more recent scorelines shine a light on the fact that much respect should be given to the San Lorenzo defence. San Lorenzo have been stingy, seeing the total number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their previous 6 clashes standing at 3. That sort of pattern won’t necessarily follow through into this next game, however.
Leading up to this clash, San Lorenzo:
- are unbeaten in their previous 12 league matches at home. Visiting teams have certainly not had an easy time of it here.
- have not won at home in their last 2 matches in the league.
After tasting defeat last time out to Banfield in Superliga competition, River Plate and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, River Plate had 71% possession and 22 attempts on goal with 7 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for River Plate was Miguel Borja (71'). On the other side, Banfield had 10 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Alejandro Cabrera (26') and Julián Palacios (73') scored for Banfield.
A succession of reliable displays by the River Plate defence has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their last 6 outings combined. Over that same time, their own forwards have managed to score 7.
Their previous form shows that River Plate:
- have not won against San Lorenzo when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- are without an away win for the past 3 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 15/05/2018 shows us that San Lorenzo have won 2 of these games and River Plate 3, with the number of drawn matches being 1.
In all, 13 goals were produced between them in this period, with 5 from Ciclón and 8 being from Los Millonarios. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.17.
The last league match featuring these sides was Copa de la Liga Profesional match day 5 on 05/03/2022 which finished with the scoreline of San Lorenzo 0-1 River Plate.
That time, San Lorenzo managed 39% possession and 7 shots on goal with 2 on target.
On the other side, River Plate got 15 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Paulo Díaz (37') was the scorer.
The referee was Fernando Espinoza.
Team News: San Lorenzo
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just one fitness concern for the San Lorenzo manager Rubén Insúa to be concerned with from an otherwise fully-primed set of players. Jeremías James (Ruptured cruciate ligament) will miss out.
Team News: River Plate
River Plate manager Marcelo Gallardo has to currently contend with reduced team options. Juan Fernando Quintero (Torn muscle bundle), Robert Rojas (Tibia and Fibula Fracture) and Rodrigo Aliendro (Facial Fracture) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
Our assessment here is that San Lorenzo will have their work cut out to score goals against this River Plate lineup who we think should emerge victorious.
We’re therefore expecting a good battle with a 0-1 advantage for River Plate at the end of this one.
Expecting it to be tight.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Pedro Bidegain (47,964)
Captain: Néstor Ortigoza
Chairman: Marcelo Tinelli
Manager: Rubén Insúa
Competitions: Superliga position 10, Copa de la Liga Profesional (Parent)
⭐ Star Man: Nahuel Barrios
Mostly taking up the Centre Midfield position, Nahuel Barrios was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Having made his senior debut playing for San Lorenzo in the 2016 - 2017 season, the gifted Midfielder has got 2 league goals in the Primera División 2022 season so far in a total of 16 appearances.