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San Lorenzo will be visiting Estadio Antonio Vespucio Liberti on Sunday for the Superliga tie with hosts River Plate.
All River Plate v San Lorenzo match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
River Plate, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 0-1 Superliga success vs Banfield.
In that game, River Plate managed 52% possession and 18 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. At the other end, Banfield got 9 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Gustavo Canto (18' Own goal) was the scorer for Banfield.
River Plate haven’t had any problems with scoring, finding the back of the net every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 games.
They have totted up the amount of 12 during that period while also conceding a total of 4.
Their prior results show that River Plate:
- haven't beaten San Lorenzo in their previous 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 7 home league matches.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Colón in Superliga action, San Lorenzo and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, San Lorenzo had 60% possession and 14 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for San Lorenzo was Agustín Martegani (72'). At the other end, Colón got 11 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Paolo Goltz (45') and Eric Meza (64') scored for Colón.
Looking at their form, and San Lorenzo have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 6 goals overall. Defensively, San Lorenzo can certainly do much better. Even so, it remains to be seen if the trend might be replicated in this upcoming match or not.
Ahead of this clash, San Lorenzo are without an away win for the past 6 league games.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head clashes dating back to 07/05/2016 tells us that River Plate have won 1 of these games and San Lorenzo 4, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
A total of 14 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 6 of them from Los Millonarios and 8 for Ciclón. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
Team News: River Plate
Braian Romero (Adductor problems), Paulo Díaz (Adductor problems), Jonatan Maidana (Torn muscle bundle) and Matías Suárez (Knee Surgery) won’t be playing for River Plate gaffer Marcelo Gallardo.
Team News: San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo manager Paolo Montero has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Alejandro Donatti (Torn muscle bundle) and Federico Gattoni (Vertebra injury) miss out here.
We feel that River Plate look likely to get amongst the goals when they face San Lorenzo, who could well find it tough getting on the scoresheet.
We’re predicting a controlled 2-0 winning margin for River Plate at the conclusion of the game.
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 Liga Profesional (Parent), Superliga position 1
🔑 Star Player: Julián Álvarez
Normally taking to the field in the Striker position, Julián Álvarez was born in Calchín, Argentina. Having made his senior debut playing for River Plate in the 2018 - 2019 season, the talented Forward has contributed 7 league goals in this Superliga 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 11 appearances.