River Plate vs Cuiaba Predictions, Tips & Match Preview

Copa Sudamericana 2022 Predictions by LeagueLane

River Plate vs Cuiaba
South America – Copa Sudamericana
Date: Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Kick-off at 23:15 UK / 00:15 CET
Venue: Estadio River Plate.

Round 5 of Copa Sudamericana in Group B is scheduled this Wednesday as River Plate of Uruguay is set to host Cuiaba from Brazil at Estadio River Plate in what will be of a battle of the bottom half.

Cuiaba is 3rd in the Copa Sudamericana with 3 points from the 4 games played. They won only once while having lost in three. The Brazilian side head into this match after a 1-2 loss over Racing Club in the previous fixture. That loss was their third in a row.

In Brazil Serie A, Cuiaba have 7 points from 6 games. They come into this encounter after a 2-1 defeat against Sao Paulo in their previous league meeting. That loss was their third in the league and they have been conceding goals recently.

On the other side, River Plate is last in the Copa Sudamericana with just 3 points from the 4 games played. They won only once while having lost in three. The Uruguayan side lost their last game here against Melgar by 1-2 and they have the least goals to conceding ratio with 3:6 so far.

River Plate is in the Uruguay, Primera Division – Apertura, with 19 points in hand after playing 12 games. They come here on the back of a 1-0 home win against Rentistas which eventually ended their 3-game winless run in the league.

River Plate vs Cuiaba Head-to-head (h2h)

  • They met only once in the reverse fixture where River Plate won by 2 goals to 1.

River Plate vs Cuiaba Prediction

In Copa Sudamericana, River Plate have lost both of their home games to Racing Club by 0-1 and previously against Melgar by 2-1. In the league, they are currently on a 6-game unbeaten run at home soil but they could not bring that same energy in this Continental competition.

Meanwhile, Cuiaba lost their last 2 away league fixtures conceding 6 in total. They have also seen losing the Copa Sudamericana away game against Racing Club by 0-2. They remain the only team in the Group to not secure a win on-road.

Since River Plate lost both of their home games and Cuiaba lost the away game, its going to be tough for both sides. Since the hosts won the reverse fixture, we feel that repetition could happen again here on Wednesday.

River Plate vs Cuiaba Betting tips

  • River Plate to win Draw No Bet @ 1.72 odds.
  • Over 2.5 goals @ 2.25 odds.
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