Boca Juniors vs River Plate: Betting Tips, Odds & Predictions

Boca Juniors vs River Plate Copa Libertadores
Boca Juniors vs River Plate, Copa Libertadores, La Bombonera

The match is over.
Score: 1-0.

After last season’s drama River Plate steadied themselves in the first leg to take a 2-0 lead to La Bombonera. But Boca Juniors will be going all out to get back into this tie

Our Betting Tips

This will be one of the most tense and passionate games of the season, with both sides desperate to win. That could mean a home victory – but with River Plate getting an all-important goal too.

Superclasicos are always big occasions but this one is even more high profile – and the home side will want to get off to the best possible start.

Both legs of the Copa Libertadores final between these two last season served up four goals – and Boca Juniors need at least two to go through so there is likely to be more here.


Head to Head

These two have played each other almost 250 times in their history. But it is always the last one that counts – and that was the 2-0 victory for River Plate in the first leg of this semi final.


  • Boca Juniors have started the Argentine Primera Division season off in imposing form, losing none of their first nine games and conceding just one goal.
  • River Plate have only conceded two goals at home during the entire Copa Libertadores campaign – but will need to be just as defensively strong at the La Bombonera if they are to go through.
  • Boca Juniors will be confident of overturning River Plate’s 2-0 lead from the first leg as they have only conceded one goal at home in this year’s Copa Libertadores.
  • River Plate will be inspired by their performance in the final of last year’s Copa Libertadores when they beat their bitter rivals in the final.

Our Prediction for Boca Juniors vs River Plate

Boca Juniors to win

After last year Boca Juniors will not entertain the idea of losing to River Plate again. But a 2-0 deficit will be difficult to claw back even at home. This could end in a victory for Boca Juniors but still see them go out on aggregate.

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