Colon vs River Plate: Preview and Predictions

Colon vs River Plate
Argentina Superliga
Date: Tuesday, 8th May 2018
Kick-off at 1:15 UK/ 2:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao Lopez (Santa Fe).

It is a six pointer for Copa Sudamericana qualification spots when 13th placed Colon welcomes 12th placed River for Argentina’s Superliga clash on Monday night.

River have a point lead over the hosts, but the winner of this contest could move up to 8th depending on results elsewhere.

Form wise, Colon have been all over the placed in recent weeks. They are coming on the back of a narrow 1-0 defeat at Belgrano, their 3rd loss in the space of 5 games, yet the other two are wins. Home form is another worry for Colon coach Eduardo Dominguez as his team managed to win just 2 of their last 6, drew 1 and lost 3.

River Plate on the other hand are on red hot form at this very moment. They were seen in Copa Libertadores action this midweek and bagged a 1-0 away win at Colombia against Santa Fe to stretch their unbeaten run to 14 games in all competitions. In Superliga, they are on a six match win streak, scored 13 to 2 goals conceded. For sure, they are the team with momentum, but sad that this came late as they are out of the race for top four spots in the league.

Colon vs River Plate: Head-to-head

Surprisingly, it is Colon that lead their recent head-to-head stats with 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss from 6 games. The one other game during the period is a knockout Cup fixture won by River Plate on penalty shootout.

Colon are also unbeaten in the last four home meetings with River Plate, 2 wins and 2 draws.

Eight of their last 9 league meetings across all venues and 9 of their last 12 at Colon’s home ground saw both teams scoring.

Colon vs River Plate: Prediction

Colon are a capable team, but they have been inconsistent in recent weeks and their only 2 home wins since November had come against teams sitting behind them. This is the worst possible time to go up against a team like River Plate who are giving nothing away to opposition teams both home and away. Therefore, an away win is the most probable outcome from this game despite River is a team that struggled in their last four visits to Santa Fe.

Colon vs River Plate: Bet Tips

  • Both teams to Score @ is the safe option for 1.95 odd with 10Bet.
  • Brave punters can back direct away win priced at 2.08 odd with 1xBet.