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

River Plate vs Boca Juniors Copa Libertadores
River Plate vs Boca Juniors, Copa Libertadores, El Monumental

The match is over.
Score: 2-0.

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River Plate overcame Boca Juniors in the final of last season’s Copa Libertadores after the second leg was moved to Madrid for safety reasons. Who will win this battle of Argentinian giants this year?

Our Betting Tips

All eyes will be on this semi final as two of the most famous clubs in South America come face to face in the Copa Libertadores. But this first leg may be too tense for any team to take an advantage.

THE DRAW

Although the Primera Division game between River Plate and Boca Juniors in August ended goalless that might not be the case with this even higher profile Superclasico.

BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE

Both legs of the Copa Libertadores final between these two last season served up four goals, so there is good reason to believe that the fans will be treated once again.

TOTAL GOALS OVER 3.5

Best Odds

River Plate
Draw
Boca Juniors
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Statistics

Head to Head

For two clubs that have faced each other over 240 times, the overall record is remarkably even. The most recent league game ended in a 0-0 draw but River Plate famously won last season’s Copa Libertadores final 5-3 on aggregate.

Stats

  • River Plate were unbeaten in the group stage of this year’s Copa Libertadores. But they only won two games, drawing their first three matches.
  • Boca Juniors finished top of their group, losing just one game against Brazilian side Athletico Paranaense. They have not conceded a single goal during the knock out stage so far.
  • River Plate won their fourth Copa Libertadores final last year, just three years after their third. On that occasion they beat an invited Mexican club – Tigres – in the final.
  • Boca Juniors have won the Argentinian Primera Division on 33 occasions – and three times since the last time their bitter rivals River Plate were victorious.

Our Prediction for River Plate vs Boca Juniors

A high energy draw

With so much pressure on both these sides to put one over their arch rivals there will be no limit to the passion and drama surrounding this tie. But it may make for a frustrating night for both teams. A draw could be the outcome – and that would definitely be a better result for Boca Juniors.

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Callum Brady is an avid football fan and overly optimistic Leeds supporter #MOT! When he is not spotted visiting Elland Road, Callum spends his time following European Football, Rugby, and has recently taken interest in the NFL. A travel enthusiast, Callum is always looking for recommendations on where to travel based on football pitches to visit.

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