Boca Juniors vs River Plate
South America – Copa Libertadores
Date: Saturday, 10th November 2018
Kick-off at 19.00 UK/ 20.00 CET
Venue: Estadio Alberto J. Armando (Buenos Aires).
Labeled as the greatest football derby on planet earth, the Superclasico graces the Copa Libertadores final for the very first time in history.
This will be the last two-legged final for the Copa Libertadores championship.
In every sense, this match will be one of the biggest events ever in the history of the sport. The rivalry between Boca Juniors and River Plate go long back.
The Observer (April 2004) put the Superclasico at the top of their list of ’50 sporting things you must do before you die’. British football magazine FourFourTwo termed the rivalry as “the biggest derby in the world”.
People have always been excited about this match-up. The tie has even more great taglines.
The Daily Telegraph termed it “the biggest club rivalry in world football”. In 2017, Daily Mirror called it the best football derby in the world, even better than El Clasico, contested between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid.
To understand the magnitude of this match, imagine a UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. That’s what this game is.
The Copa Libertadores is the most prestigious competition in Latin America. It’s fiercely contested between football clubs from Brazil, Argentina, Mexico etc. Six teams each represent the two powerhouses of South American Football.
This will be the first-ever all-Argentine final in the Copa Libertadores. And it’s poetic that the two best teams in Argentina contest this match.
Boca Juniors vs River Plate Head-to-head (h2h)
- 11 of the last 12 wins in head-to-head matches have been recorded by away teams.
- Boca Juniors had just one loss in their last eight matches.
- River Plate has won six of their last nine matches.
- Boca Juniors has lost at home only two times in their last 14 ties.
- River Plate has lost only thrice in their last 21 matches on the road.
Boca Juniors vs River Plate Prediction
Possibly the greatest derby match occurs in the final of the most prestigious competition of Latin America, where football is loved more than anything. Expect fireworks. Await a lot of cards. Expect brawls.
This being a two-legged final, both teams will play it safe, and not go for desperate attacks. Both have their pride at stake. Whoever wins this match will have bragging rights for eternity. No team will be brave enough to take chances with this match. A draw is the most likely outcome.
Both teams will defend as if their lives depended on it. Most probably the match will end goalless.
Brave bettors can go for the rare option of Under 0.5 goals @ 6.50 (11/2).
Do not miss this match at any cost. Be a part of footballing history. Come Saturday, switch off your phones and be in front of your TV sets.
Boca Juniors vs River Plate Betting Tips
- Draw @ 2.90 (19/10)
- Correct Score: 0-0 @ 8.00 (7/1).