River Plate vs Boca Juniors
South America – Copa Libertadores
Date: Sunday, 24 November 2018
Kick-off at 21:00 UK/ 22:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Antonio Vespucio Liberti (Buenos Aires).
After the fiery affair at Boca’s home in the first leg, Copa Libertadores final comes to River Plate’s home to conclude possibly the greatest derby match on earth. The first leg resulted in a 2-2 draw, and the match lived up to its hype. Twice Boca secured the lead, and both times River Plate managed to equalize.
Once again both teams lock horns, hoping for eternal bragging rights. A victory in the continent’s greatest tournament with a rich history, over arch-rivals – either team would sweat blood, if needed, for such a fortune.
Fans think it was really destined that two greatest teams of Latin America face each other in the football-mad continent’s most prestigious tournament’s final. The very last two-legged final for Copa Libertadores.
The rivalry is so intense that away fans are banned at both stadiums. Even a plea from the nation’s leader couldn’t revoke that decision.
Only two matches, if it ever happens, could beat this fixture in intensity and passion. A Champions League Final between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. A World Cup Final between Brazil and Argentina.
River Plate vs Boca Juniors Head-to-head (h2h)
- The visiting side has recorded 11 of the last 12 wins in head-to-head ties.
- River Plate was unbeaten in 11 of their last 15 matches.
- Boca has lost only one of their last ten games.
- River Plate has lost only one of their last 21 ties at home.
- Boca Juniors have only three wins to their name in last 19 attempts on the road.
River Plate vs Boca Juniors Prediction
The hosts, River Plate, will be thanking their stars as the second leg is at their home. The psychological advantage lies with them. The first leg had ended in a 2-2 scoreline.
It means, River already has the home advantage and the away-goal advantage. Boca has no choice but to attack. It will likely leave spaces at the back, which will lead to a goal by the home team.
Boca, won’t back down though. Once conceded, they will not hold back and go on all-out-attack mode. A perfect situation for both teams to score.
Go for a Draw No Bet on River Plate and a Both Teams to Score option.
The match will be a tight contest between two staunch rivals. Cards and fouls are sure to decorate the ninety minutes of the game.
River Plate vs Boca Juniors Betting Tips
- Both Teams to Score: YES @ 2.20 (6/5).
River Plate: Draw No Bet @ 1.60 (3/5).