River Plate vs Santa Fe: River Plate: Semi-finalist of the last edition of the Copa Libertadores
River Plate still has the unlikely elimination against Lanús in the back of their minds, where they were leading 3-0 on aggregate and then conceded 4 goals against Lanús on the 2nd half of the return leg.
But their year finished with the Copa Argentina trophy, which softened their frustration. In 2018, they have repatriated the attacker Lucas Pratto and set up a strong and competitive team, as always.
But their season didn’t get off to a good start and after so many slip-ups, their debut on the Copa Libertadores finally came, away from home against Flamengo, and the team did very well, even coming back to a 2-1 lead, but then conceding the draw at the end.
Santa Fé: In 11th place of the Colombian league, Santa Fe drew at home on their debut against Emelec by 1-1 and now they need to recover from that slip-up by getting points away from home as well, but the team’s current moment of form isn’t positive.
With 3 losses on their last 5 matches, and the fact that they are playing away from home also isn’t helpful, since they have recently lost 4 of the last 5 matches they’ve played in that condition.
River Plate vs Santa Fe – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Since the match against Flamengo, River Plate hasn’t lost anymore, and they are already unbeaten for 6 matches, coming off 4 consecutive wins, and winning all of those matches by at least 2 goals.
Including the Super Cup where they have beaten Boca Juniors by 2-0 at La Bombonera and conquered their first title of the season.
Finally, things seem to have turned their way and I really believe on their potential as hosts.
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