Boca Juniors vs River Plate Betting Tips – Argentina: Match counting towards the 4th round of the second phase of the Diego Maradona Cup at the La Bombonera Stadium in Buenos Aires.
Boca Juniors vs River Plate Saturday, January 02, 2021. Boca Juniors and River Plate perform in one of the greatest classics of world football, and can make this year of 2021 another remarkable season.
The teams who recently decided a Libertadores Cup, are once again in the semi-final of the continental competition.
In the Diego Maradona Cup, the two teams lead the Group A, with 7 points gathered, however Boca Juniors takes the first place due to the tiebreaker criteria.
Boca Juniors started the second phase of this Argentine tournament with a draw against Arsenal de Sarandi, at the Bombonera. The team was on the eve of playing the quarter-finals of the Libertadores Cup against Racing, and their formation as well as their attentions were not the same in that match.
Against Independiente, with some starting players, the team controlled the possession of the ball, but they were very beaten. It can be said that the turnaround in the score was to some extent unfair.
Against Huracan, they have made their favoritism count and won by 3-0 without any major problems, after solving their issues in the Libertadores. Now this decisive game, where I believe it will define the one who will get the first place.
River Plate also started the second phase in a bad way. The team drew against Argentinos Juniors, even though River were playing with some starters. The team was amongst the decisive games against Nacional, and likewise, lacked focus and momentum.
In the second and third rounds, River Plate already focused 100% on the national tournament. And in the sequence they have faced Huracan, away from home. The team was very close to its maximum strength, commanded the actions of the match, and managed to open a 2-0 advantage still in the first half.
In the second half they had to put up with a more offensive Huracan, but also with a more exposed one too. The game ended with a final score of 3-1, with a control by the best team.
In the third round one more win. The match against Arsenal de Sarandi was a rout, where River had over 75% of the ball possession and 32 shots, with 10 of them finding the opponent’s goal. They have opened the score with 2-0, and still conceded a goal in the end, but nothing that threatened their win.
Coach Marcelo Gallardo has lined up formations close to his ideal one. Now that he has conceded his players a little rest, and since this will be a decisive match, the trend is of maximum strength.
This is an extremely important match for the future of both teams in the competition. If there is to be a winner in this match, the trend is to define the leader near the end.
These are two teams with different characteristics. While Boca Juniors assumes a more cadenced game posture, trying to slow down the pace of the match, River Plate accelerates, is intense and vertical.
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Boca Juniors vs River Plate Betting Tips:
Analyzing the odds, and comparing with the trends of this game, I see the line in favor of River Plate as the best option. I believe in a tense game with both conceding little space, but with River showing a little more repertoire.
PREDICTION AND BETTING TIP
|River AH +0,5||