River Plate vs Guarani
Date: Wednesday, 9th August 2017
Kick off at 01:45 UK/ 02:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Monumental.
River Plate have pretty much closed the tie in the first leg when they saw off Guarani 0-2 on the road to make the rematch at Estadio Monumental a pure formality.
The Paraguayan side should, however, come into the game in a better form following their string kick off to the Clausura campaign in their domestic Division Profesional.
Los Millonarios have not played a single competitive game ever since the first leg fo their last 16 round of Copa Libertadores tie with Guarani since the season in the top flight of the Argentine football ended in June.
River came second behind their arch-rivals Boca Juniors to secure the new campaign in the most elite football competition in South America.
However, we must mention that the manager Marcelo Gallardo lost his star man and top scorer Sebastian Driussi who signed for Russian Zenit this summer.
Bugre are off to a strong kick off to the Clausura season as they picked up two wins and a draw in the opening three fixtures.
The Argentine manager Daniel Garnero can be thrilled with his team’s defensive line which allowed no more than a single goal in three games, but it will be very interesting to see how Guarani will react against a much stronger rival in the continental competition.
River Plate vs Guarani: Head to head
The two teams took on each other in the semifinal of the competition two years ago when River went on to reach the final with 3-1 on aggregate.
The first leg clash played exactly a month ago saw Ignacio Scocco and Marcelo Larrondo bagging goals in a 0-2 win for Los Millonarios.
River Plate vs Guarani: Prediction
We don’t expect to see a goal fest since the hosts will likely close the game from the start and keep the two-goal cushion from the first leg.
The best of the betting options would thus clearly be Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 4/5.
River Plate vs Guarani: Bet Tips
The main pick is Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 1.90 with Pinnacle.
The alternative bet is River Plate to win to nil at 2.10.