Guarani vs River Plate: Preview and Predictions

Guarani vs River Plate Copa Sudamericana Match Preview 5th July 2017

Guarani vs River Plate
Copa Libertadores
Date: Wednesday, 5th July 2017
Kick off at 01:45 UK/ 02:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Defensores del Chaco.

River Plate have been dealt one of the toughest rivals for the last 16 stage of Copa Libertadores in the likes of Paraguayan Guarani.

The first match of their tie is set to be played this Tuesday at Estadio Defensores del Chaco where Guarani clinched five wins in last six matches in all competitions.


The Paraguayans have generally had a super strong finish to their Apertura campaign in Division Profesional.

The team led by Daniel Garnero took five wins in last five league matches, but it was still not enough for winning the title as Libertad took the trophy with a single-point advantage after 22 rounds.

Nestor Camacho is the man to look after as he bagged ten goals in the season and he will be back in the team for Copa LIbertadores action after being sent off in a demolishing 4-1 loss to Gremio.

River Plate

Marcelo Gallardo lost the title race with River’s arch-rivals Boca Juniors, but the team has generally had a decent campaign having won the second position at the end of Primera Division.

Millonario were dominant in the group 3 of Copa Libertadores where they topped the standings with 13 out of 18 points.

Guarani vs River Plate: Head to head

The two sides took on each other in the semifinal of the competition two years ago when River went through 2-0 on aggregate.

Millonario later went on to win the silverware by beating Mexican Tigres UANL 3-0 on aggregate in the final.

Guarani vs River Plate: Prediction

River are favourites to qualify for the quarterfinal of the competition over two legs, but the value in the first match at Estadio Defensores del Chaco is definitely with the hosts who are 8/11 to avoid a defeat.

Guarani vs River Plate: Bet Tips

The first bet will be a Double Chance on Guarani to Win or Draw for 1.73 odds at Bet365

The second pick is Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.71 with Unibet.